Previous Lectures

Deborah is frequently invited to speak about the sea, about Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World and about Great Waters: An Atlantic Passage to a wide variety of groups and audiences. Here’s a partial list. To schedule a talk, e-mail


Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History
Natural History Museum, London
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
New England Aquarium
School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Lowell National Historic Park
Cape Cod National Seashore
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Peabody Essex Museum
Thoreau Institute
Oceanographic Research Centers

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole
Southampton Oceanography Centre
New England Biolabs

Colleges and Universities

U. Connecticut, Avery Point
U. Maryland Honors College
U. Maryland
Hornpoint Lab
Sea Education Association
College of the Atlantic
Florida Institute of Oceanography
U. New Hampshire SeaGrant
University of East Anglia
U Mass Lowell
College of Charleston
Boston University
Northeastern University Marine Science Center

Secondary Schools

Stoneridge Montessori School
Dover-Sherborn High School
Manchester-Essex Regional School
Pingree School
Schooner Sound Learning
Mercersburg Academy
Gann Academy

Conservation Organizations

New Jersey Audubon Society
Maine Audubon Society
Massachusetts Audubon Society Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown
Save the Bay, Rhode Island
Seacoast Land Trust
Crystal Spring Center for Earth Literacy
Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust
Ipswich River Watershed Association
New Jersey Audubon
And many more

Speaking at Annual Conferences

American Montessori Society
National Marine Educators Association
New York State Marine Educators Association
Georgia Association of Marine Educators
New-Cue Conference in honor of Rachel Carson
Association of Liberal Graduate Studies Programs


Sisters of Mercy
Crystal Spring Center for Earth Literacy

Lecture Series, Literary Festivals, Bookstores, and Libraries

Virginia Festival of the Book
Newburyport Literary Festival
Houston Seminars
Falmouth Forum
Lowell Lecture Series
Cape Ann Forum
Porter Square Books
Politics and Prose
Brookline Booksmith
R.J. Julia’s
Gibson’s Books
And many more

Art Galleries
Brush Gallery
Jameson and  Thompson