“Dino” Don Talks At Schools, Libraries, Day Camps And More!

Dynamic presentations of up to 1 hour for all ages and group sizes – from pre-school to college audiences. Presentations include touch fossils and movie props, audience participation and plenty of entertaining science.

Cost: $500 to $1,500 per appearance plus travel and accommodation


The News About Dinosaurs (for children)
How did dinosaurs evolve? When did they live and why did they die out? “Dino” Don brings the ancient world of dinosaurs to life – the time periods, continental changes, climate in dinosaur time. How fossils are formed, discovered, studied and repaired. Sample dinosaur bones, teeth, skin impression, claws, even poop!

Jurassic Park: Fact And Fiction (for teen and family audiences)
Inside the making of the Jurassic Park film and other media celebrations of dinosaurs. Can we find dinosaur DNA? Bring dinosaurs back to life? Should we?
How accurate are the movie depictions of dinosaurs?

Chasing Dinosaurs (teen and family)
Adventures hunting for dinosaurs from Argentina to Mongolia. From following the trail of the real-life Indiana Jones through the Gobi Desert to rafting in search of fossils the High Arctic to reconstructing the largest dinosaurs ever found in Patagonia. (Powerpoint and video).


“Don Lessem is our favorite “superstar of science!” He’s a dinosaur lover’s dream – funny, informative and insightful. Don is the most popular guest speaker at the Field Station every year and a hit with kids, grown-ups and staff alike.”
Guy Gsell, Owner, Field Station Dinosaur, Hoboken, New Jersey.

“A captivating speaker who fascinated the audience.”
Addie Ciannelli, Library Director, Wiliam Jeanes Memorial Library,
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania


Contact “Dino” Don to arrange a talk or for more information.