Tedx Kalamazoo speaker
Tedx Kalamazoo speaker



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In 2022, Loreen joined Viking Expeditions as a

 Specialist and now travels the world as part of the Expedtion Team.

She delivers a series of lectures wherever Viking sails,

from Antarctica,

to the Great Lakes,

to [coming soon] the Arctic & Greenland!


She has limited availabilty for speaking engagments.


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Author and Adventurer Loreen Niewenhuis delivers dynamic presentations about her Great Lakes adventures (including geology, hydrology, invasive species, and much more). Many diverse venues have engaged her as a speaker including government caucuses, universities, libraries, clubs, schools, REI stores, senior centers, conferences, and museums.


Environmental organizations have also engaged her as a speaker including the Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society, and North Country Trail groups.


She has four dynamic presentations

about the Great Lakes:

* Lake Michigan Adventure *

* Our Majestic Great Lakes *

* Islands of the Great Lakes *

* Isle Royale: Wilderness Island *


Loreen was a featured author at the Kerrytown BookFest.


She was a featured speaker at Tedx Kalamazoo.


Two communities have chosen her books as their annual "One County, One Read" book.



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Praise for Loreen's Presentations:


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"Loreen took our audience on an island adventure that was engaging, educational, and entertaining. We were fortunate to have found her. I'm sure future speaking engagements will result from Loreen's impressive performance at the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus Meeting.


-Lisa Janairo, Program Director, The Council of State Governments


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"Loreen translates her passion for our Great Lakes into advocacy, education, science, humor and beauty by taking listeners and readers with her on these GREAT adventures. Her September 2014 five-city speaking blitz awed and inspired Indiana conservationists with the importance of preserving and protecting the Great Lakes. Loreen's adventures are truly amazing!"


-Martha Bolyard, former Associate Director of Philanthropy

The Nature Conservancy of Indiana



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"Loreen is a great speaker: funny, informative, approachable, and so interesting...she even makes geology fascinating! She's been featured in the Detroit Free Press, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Country Woman Magazine....I highly recommend her."


-Colleen Leddy, Head Librarian

Stair Public Library



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"I completely enjoyed your presentation last night at the Canton Public Library.

I was pleased with the turn out and especially your engaging presentation. I truly appreciated the fact that you concentrated on the geology, topography, beauty and history of the area....even though I am very familiar with many parts of northern Michigan, I learned a lot during your talk. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us."


-Marcia Barker, Program Specialist

Canton Public Library 



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"Our members look forward to each visit from Loreen! Her topics interest so many....We feel like we 'walk in her shoes' and share her adventures through her educational, interesting, and, at times, funny narrative. We hope she keeps exploring, keeps writing and keeps sharing her adventures!"


-Christine Friedt

Director Northview Senior Citizens



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To inquire about her availability to speak at your university, library, group, conference, school, or club please e-mail her at:




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