Inspirational public speaking by Arjen and Jerrine Verkaik
Do you have a group you want to entertain? Inspire? Educate? Intrigue?
Book us as inspirational, educational and adventure speakers. We work as a team behind the podium, as we do in our life and work. Indeed, the personable, conversational style we have developed for our joint presentations is inspirational and entertaining in itself.
Not only do we inspire audiences to engage with the sky and, through it, the environment, but we also encourage them to follow their dreams, overcome the hurdles life has set before them and reflect on how they relate to each other and our glorious planet in their day-to-day lives.
As a couple who share a remarkable life, with an inspiring passion for our work, an unusual expertise, and sky images to make the jaw drop, we have much to offer all kinds of audiences.
Some of our public speaking experience
- Royal Canadian Geographical Society, cross-Canada speaking tour
- Royal Geographical Society, U.K.,“The Beauty of Clouds”
- E.C.M.W.F.(int. met. Org.), U.K.,“Characteristics of the Severe Storm Environment”
- British Meteorological Service, U.K.
- K.N.M.I. (national meteorological institute), The Netherlands
- CAPA/Canada Camera College, featured speakers, "Sky Art: Danger and Beauty"
- TV broadcasters conference, "Severe Weather Through the Camera's Eye"
- Science Teachers Association of Ontario, Annual Convention
- Celebrating Science, Ontario Ministry of Education
- Science North, talks and exhibition
- Atmospheric Environment Service, “Clouds from the Ground: An Illustrative Lecture”
- Atmospheric Environment Service, “From Tornadoes to Tranquility”
- Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress, several talks
- Alberta Research Council
- Severe Storms Conferences, (U.S.) several presentations
- Talks at several universities
- Toronto Photographers’ Workshop
- Ontario College of Art
- Photographers’ Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- 101 Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
- Great George Gallery, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
- Latow Photographic Society, Burlington, Ontario
- Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario
- Dufferin County Museum & Archives, Rosemont, Ontario, “Stormy Weather”
- Project C.A.N.O.E, Toronto, Ontario
- Ontario Field Naturalists, Owen Sound, Ontario
- Saugeen Field Naturalists, Hanover, Ontario
- Ontario Flying Farmers, annual convention
- Numerous presentations to community associations, insurance conventions, fire and safety officials, schools and more