Guest Speakers

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Interested in having a Living Lands & Waters crew member visit your event or classroom? Each year during the months of December, January and February, our educators travel to educate the public about LL&W and how they can become a steward of the river. Click below to learn more!

*This is a free service for locations within 60 miles of the IL/IA Quad Cities; anything over 60 miles will be charged for mileage expenses only. All events must be within 150 miles. That being said, we offer Skype and Facetime presentations also!

General Public Speaking

Living Lands & Water’s Educational Facilitator Mike Coyne-Logan will bring his presentation right to your location! With a focus on waste reduction, Mike will share the history of the organization and the story of founder Chad Pregracke! He will cover information about what it’s like to clean up garbage on the river, live on a barge for most of the year and show examples of bizarre items that we’ve found on the river.

*Please note, we ask for mileage expenses to be covered for locations further than 60 miles from the IL/IA Quad Cities. That being said, we do offer Skype and Facetime presentations!


Interested in learning more? Contact: mike@livinglandsandwaters.org.

For Junior High/High School Students

Living Lands & Water’s Educational Facilitator Mike Coyne-Logan will bring his presentation right to your classroom! With a focus on waste reduction, Mike will share the history of the organization and the story of founder Chad Pregracke! He will cover information about what it’s like to clean up garbage on the river, live on a barge for most of the year and show examples of bizarre items that we’ve found on the river.

*Please note, we ask for mileage expenses to be covered for locations further than 60 miles from the IL/IA Quad Cities.


Interested in learning more? Contact: mike@livinglandsandwaters.org

For Upper Elementary Students (3rd-6th)

Living Lands & Waters’ Educational Coordinator Meghan Elgan will bring her presentation/hands-on activities to your school and recreate the workshop experience right in your classroom! Meghan will share the history of the organization and the story of founder Chad Pregracke! She will cover information about what it’s like to clean up garbage on the river and live on a barge for most of the year. Her presentation will also bring a river-related science activity of your choice.

*Please note, we ask for mileage expenses to be covered for locations further than 60 miles from the IL/IA Quad Cities.


Interested in learning more? Contact: meghan@livinglandsandwaters.org