Cortez Blue Photography– Presentations

Underwater Photographer Philip Bonds produces photographs inspired by the ocean, one of the most beautiful and dynamic environments on the planet.

If you read the biography information on this website, you will probably remember that a school assembly presentation set Philip on course to become an award winning underwater photographer.

Experiences as a teacher and school administrator solidified his belief in the importance of providing students and adults with positive educational experiences involving marine life and marine ecosystems. The reality here is simply that people will protect the things they love, but they cannot develop a love for things they do not know about.

Philip is available to do presentations for school and community groups. Should you be interested in booking a presentation, please contact him via e-mail or telephone to discuss your thoughts and needs regarding presentation content. It is imperative that presentations for school groups be designed to address state-mandated content standards and reinforce teacher-designed learning objectives.

Rates for presentations are reasonable and negotiable. Essentially, a rate will be negotiated to reflect coverage of Philip’s time and travel expenses.

During the summer of 2021, Philip accepted an invitation from the Desert Dolphins Scuba Diving Club to chair the club's education committee. The club was organized in 1959 and is one of the oldest scuba diving club in the United States.

The heart of any organization is its purpose for existing. Promoting education is a major driving force in the Desert Dolphins Scuba Diving Club. The club's mission is: To bring together diving enthusiasts to promote marine and dive education, conservation and community. Ocean education is incredibly important. The club engages in providing educational opportunities for students, community groups and club members.

In addition to educational outreach and internal presentations by club members, they actively provide financial support to conservation groups and businesses that engage in educational activities and projects aligned with our mission. While the Desert Dolphins Scuba Club has a long tradition of providing ocean education presentations and activities in Tucson-area schools, the club's outreach efforts extend beyond the Tucson area.

Club members have presented and provided workshops in classrooms and during science night types of activities. Desert Dolphins educational outreach presentations are provided to schools and community groups at no cost.Please contact us if you are interested in having me organize a club-sponsored presentation for your class or group.

Contact Information:

Phone: (970) 531-8817


Presentations, Workshops, Markets & Expeditions:

Scheduled Dates & Locations

October 28-29, 2019

Casa Grande Elementary School District, Casa Grande, Arizona

February 28, 2020

Palm Springs Unified School District, Palm Springs, California

March 11, 2020

72 Aquatics Travel Night, Tucson, Arizona

March 14, 2020

Why Not Store, Why, Arizona

June 17, 2020

Desert Dolphins, Tucson, Arizona

February 8, 2021

Casa Grande Art Association, Casa Grande, Arizona

March 02, 2021

Mountain View School, Phoenix, Arizona via Zoom

June 24-July 01, 2021

Underwater Photography Workshop & Coaching, San Carlos, Sonora

(This is a not-for-profit workshop... it's free. Pay for your own diving and accommodations. Cheap is a good thing! Let's go diving!)

July 26, 2021

Desert Dolphins Underwater Photographic Lighting Seminar via Zoom

September 12-19, 2021

Sea Lion Rescue Project, Midriff Islands, Mexico

September 30- October 05, 2021

San Carlos, Sonora, w. Desert Dolphins Scuba Diving Club

October 9, 2021

Queen Creek Arizona

October 29-31, 2021

Pinal County Fairgrounds, Casa Grande

November 13, 2021

Queen Creek, Arizona

November 26-28, 2021

Casa Grande Art Museum w. Casa Grande Art Association

December 4-5, 2021

Casa Grande Art Museum w. Casa Grande Art Association

December 8, 2021

Stanfield School (Grades K-6) w. Desert Dolphins

December 11-12, 2021

Casa Grande Art Museum w. Casa Grande Art Association

December 8, 2021

Palm Creek, Casa Grande, Arizona

December 18, 2021

Queen Creek, Arizona

January 11, 2022

Palm Creek, Casa Grande, Arizona

February 8, 2022

Palm Creek, Casa Grande, Arizona

February 11-12, 2022

BigTin Cotton Gin, Queen Creek, Arizona

March 02, 2022

Mountain View School (Grade 8), Phoenix, Arizona via Zoom

March 5-6, 2022

Casa Grande Art Association Studio Tour @ Casita Workshop

March 8, 2022

Palm Creek, Casa Grande, Arizona

March 11-12, 2022

BigTin Cotton Gin, Queen Creek, Arizona

March 30, 2022

Blenman Elementary School (K-2), Tucson, Arizona

April 19, 2022

Tucson Sailing Club, Tucson, Arizona

June 9, 2022

Public Library, Apache Junction, Arizona

June 30, 2022

Public Library, Apache Junction, Arizona