Featured Speaker


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

* 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.


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


Praise for Loreen's Presentations:


"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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"We had rave reviews for Loreen's talk. She is extremely knowledgeable about all things to do with the Great Lakes and her presentation was most informative and entertaining. Quite the best we've ever had!"


-Diana Howbert,

Grosse Pointe Public Library


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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 5-city speaking blitz awed and inspired Indiana conservationists with the importance of preserving and protecting our Great Lakes. Loreen's adventures are truly amazing!"


-Martha Bolyard, 

former Associate Director of Philanthropy for 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, USA Today, and Country Woman Magazine. I highly recommend her."


Colleen Leddy, Head Librarian

Stair Public Library



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To inquire about engaging Loreen as a speaker, please contact her by e-mail:





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