Jut Wynne is passionate about sharing the importance of scientific exploration and discovery with the general public and children of all ages. One of his goals as a scientist is to convey his knowledge in a way that is both entertaining and informative. 

Jut has given nine invited professional lectures and 12 invited public lectures (in both Spanish and English) throughout the U.S., Chile and Polynesia. He was an invited speaker at the 2014 Chicago Ideas Week, keynote speaker of the 2014 Flagstaff STEM City Awards Celebration, guest speaker at the 2013 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Awards in Los Angeles, CA, an invited speaker at the 2011 National Association of Science Writers conference in Flagstaff, Arizona and was selected for the Explorers Club flag return (a coveted honor among Explorers Club members) as part of the 2009 Explorers Club Annual Dinner in New York, NY.  

He is a motivational speaker and gives vivid image driven presentations on a variety of topics including: 

  1. The natural history of Easter Island and greater Polynesia; 
  2. Atacama Desert caves and the search for life on Mars; 
  3. The fascinating subterranean world: bats, bugs, and much, much more; and,
  4. Multicultural team leadership and expedition planning.

If you would like to book Jut for an event, please contact him.    

Upcoming Talks:

SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY (07 April 2016)

Science on Tap, Flagstaff, AZ (19 May 2016)


“For our 2014 STEM City Awards that included our first art competition, we could not have had a better keynote speaker than Dr. Jut Wynne. He lives his life in the renaissance spirit as an artist and as an accomplished scientist. He pulled from his deep understanding and philosophy of science, combined his vast experiences, and positively impacted and energized the audience with his storytelling and stage presence.”

Zsuzsi Kovacs-Benson, STEM Program Coordinator at TGen North, Flagstaff, AZ

“Jut masterfully shares an authoritative, yet humorous tale of insects, caves and space exploration to an audience captivated by his research, where science fact and fiction become merged."  

Tim Lavery, The Explore Foundation, Kerry, Ireland

"Jut Wynne combines an impressive breadth of knowledge with a contagious enthusiasm to give edge-of-your-seat programs. Audiences of all ages enjoy hearing his tales of exploration and research that focus on cave systems found on both Earth and other worlds."

Kevin Schindler, Outreach Manager at Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ