An Unforgettable Journey

More than a PowerPoint or talk, Erica's keynotes are a multi-media celebration of place, and our connection to places. For your next special event, offer an unforgettable journey across the American landscape and the lives lived there through story, song, reflection, humor, and conversation. Add a breakout session to take the lesson of the keynote home and apply them to your life or work. 

“Her keynote was just the dose of inspiration we needed.”
— Chief of Interpretation, Arkansas State Parks and Tourism
 Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism

Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism

“Loved it! Great way to energize the whole community.”
— Attendee, Interpwoods, Acadia National Park
 Wilderness 50th Event, VT

Wilderness 50th Event, VT

“With her songs, [Erica] captures years of work in minutes of feeling.”
— Kathy Abbot, Former Vice President, Field Operations, Trustees of the Reservation

3. Sense of Place and Stewardship

Explore a seven-step path for  creating sense of place stories, delivering great programs and helping to connect diverse audiences to your place. Learn tools, practice techniques and generate fresh ideas you can apply to your site right away.

4. Sense of Place  In-the-Field

More than a guided walk, this reflective journey will give you skills to become a "sense of place sleuth" helping you to connect personally to the nature and history of a place, no matter where you are. Come away with a sense of place and belonging that is deeply needed in the world today.


Your Attendees Will...

✓ Experience a journey across the American landscape through story and song
✓Uncover personal sense-of-place stories
✓ Gain ideas for connecting people and place today
✓ Explore why sense of place stories fosters stewardship, caring and appreciation

1. Explore the Power of Place, no matter where you are

Take a journey a cross the American landscape and lives lived there through story, song and conversation. Learn how to find these stories and connections no matter where you are. Have your own sense of place stories and connections remembered or evoked.

Gain a personal and/or professional recharge and see places from a fresh perspective.

Leave with an individual and collective sense of place and belonging that is deeply needed in the world today.

2.Inspire Stewardship

Explore the variety of ways people gain meaningful connections to places, and how these personal stories increase caring and lead to stewardship.

Through story, song, conversation and case studies, Erica helps participants explore their own sense of place. She shares her own stewardship journey, and offers examples from her in-the-field experience working sites and groups across the country to help them find and share their own connections to place.

Multi-media and customized this program includes songs, stories and in-the-field examples help to illuminate the diverse ways people connect to place.


3.Integrate Themes and Ideas

Often conferences are full of so many engaging ideas that it's hard to take it all in. Erica's  skill at weaving themes and ideas together will help attendees transition from one session to the next, offering needed time for reflection, integration and discovery.

Add a Breakout Session

Breakout sessions are an excellent way to bring home the lessons and inspirations shared in a Keynote.

Sessions range from 1 to 3 hours to a full day.

1. Discover Personal Sense of Place Stories

Discover your own "touchstone" story and experience a powerful approach for evoking sense of place stories in others. Feel a sense of community through sharing stories about the power of place. Gain a creative toolkit to keep yourself inspired and inspire others. 

2. Inspire Sense of Place Connections

Explore ways to inspire meaningful connections between people and place today. Hear examples of Erica's work across the country working with all ages and a variety of settings.  Gain ideas to increase caring and connection to places.