Speakers Bureau / Education

What It Is

The Speakers Bureau was formed when Las Guias (Spanish for “The Guides”), the Guild volunteers who have completed seven months of training to become docents at the Heard Museum, wanted to expand their educational role. They have developed over 20 audio-visual presentations about the Heard Museum and the American Indian cultures of the Southwest.

What It Does

Are you teaching a unit on Southwest Indians in your classroom? Would your youth group enjoy handling some items from the Southwest Indian culture? Could you use a PowerPoint presentation as the bus takes your group on a field trip? Do you need a speaker for your next monthly meeting? The Las Guias Speakers Bureau can satisfy all of these needs. Experienced Heard Museum guides offer lectures, PowerPoint presentations and hands-on programs to schools, community groups, service organizations, and businesses.

Each presentation lasts between 35 and 45 minutes. For the audio-visual presentations, the speakers will bring their own projection equipment but may need to have a projection table and screen set up. For the hands-on presentations, speakers will bring “touch-its” for the students to handle.
Click here to see what topics are available.


This service is free to schools. Donations are appreciated from adult groups.
To schedule a presentation, call 602-251-0293
and leave the following information:
Your name
Contact phone #
Date requested
School – grade level
Name of organization
Program preference
The Speakers Bureau Chair will contact you to schedule a presentation.