Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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Look a little Closer
Discover a new and exciting world right at your feet!
Technology Creates Solutions
Conservation and technology create solutions of how humans can live in harmony with nature
Sting in the Tail
Lessons from nature and how an unlikely creature can teach us how to thrive in a changing world.
Nature cannot be tamed.
Despite the lack of evidence that spiders are dangerous to humans, the average person lives in misguided fear of these creatures.
Life is short. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.
Fear of the Unknown
Spiders and scorpions are not out to get us. They are an impartial aspect of nature, just like the wind, a rock and rain.
Jonathan is a unique individual. After working in the corporate world for over 15 years, he resigned to follow his love for 8 legged creepy crawlies that bite and sting. Professional speaker, author and conservationist, Jonathan uses lessons from Nature to find solutions to modern problems. His unique brand of insight, fondness for venomous creatures, energetic and deeply passionate style of presentation makes for an entertaining and unforgettable experience.
visit www.JonathanLeeming.com and fasten your mental seatbelt on a journey to discover how a secret world right at your feet can inspire and ignite your organisation to greatness.
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When we change from learning about nature to learning from nature, we can begin to unlock the estimated 30 million design solutions which have been developed over the past 3.8 billion years.
Do you live in Gauteng and have found a small scorpion in your house?
During the warmer times of the year these scorpions become mobile in the environment and end up trapped in bathtubs, sinks and showers. They have also been found under face clothes, dish cloths and in laundries.
"Jonathan has always been a great friend of the Miss Earth South Africa and we have had the honour of working with him for a number of years. We look forward to continuing our work with Jonathan for many years to come."
Catherine Constantinides National Director : Miss Earth South Africa
"I still think he’s one of the warmest, most natural, funny, wise, well-balanced wildlife presenters I have ever seen. I wish we could see more programmes with him in them."
Vicky Stephenson, (Extreme Frontiers with Charley Borman, Channel 5)
"Thank you so much for the course! It is the most comprehensive course of its kind that I have ever been on, and it was sure worth every penny! You have opened up a whole new world for me and the guides and I know it will serve them well in the future."
"Much like Irwin, Leeming has the same enthusiasm for his work, and a big personality to match his energy. He is also extremely knowledgeable. Leeming probably knows more about South Africa’s scorpions than most people will ever know."
Kraig Becker International Travel Blogger
"On behalf of the DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History (former Transvaal Museum), I would like to thank you again for such a wonderful evening lecture. We received a lot of commending letters from the public and they are already enquiring about the possibility of a future lecture on spiders."
Director DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History
"I wanted to say how much I enjoyed your ‘scorpion’ presentation. Not only do you have a deep knowledge of your subject, but you have a very easy presentation style. Your ability to engage and joke with audience members created a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere."
I’ve attended many wildlife and conservation courses in my time, however your presentation style, visuals, manual, workbook and assessment dinstinguish this course from all the others. Well done on a professional and superior course.
Keep up the great work!
Jonathan’s highly acclaimed books, Scorpions of Southern Africa, and a First Aid Guide to Spider Bites and Scorpion Stings, have been described as milestones in scorpion conservation.
Well known for his enthusiasm and energetic personaility, Jonathan’s presentations and lectures have been described as insightful, passionate and inspirational.
Jonathan’s mission in life is to work towards a better understanding and tolerance of these misunderstood creatures through surveys, conservation projects and environmental education.
The VenomWorks risk solution is a unique, innovative and integrated approach to venomous animal risk management for the modern organisation. It leverages specialist knowledge and experience, risk assessment, training and skills development, regular audits and monitoring.