MEET ME AT THE AAAS NATIONAL MEETING/FAMILY DAYS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS IN MID FEBRUARY! DETAILS TO COME
IN-PERSON AND SKYPE VISITS FOR ALL AGES
My presentations are fun, content-rich, interactive—everyone gets to ask lots of questions—and highly engaging for both children and adults. I bring 3D-printed, life-size replicas of Beauty's prosthetic beak that everyone gets to touch and examine. I tailor every presentation to your school, grade/s or organization. My honorarium is based on audience size, presentation length and mode of presentation. Book purchases and discounts can be arranged. E-mail me via the contact form and let me know what kind of program you would like!
My books cover many topics, nonfiction and fiction. I can speak about:
—BEAUTY AND THE BEAK, about the bald eagle who received a 3D-printed prosthetic beak, and my other animal books like JIMMY THE JOEY about a baby koala's rescue, and INTO THE A, B, SEA: AN OCEAN ALPHABET
—STEM, 3D printing, and the connection between science, technology, engineering and literacy (including NGSS)
—Environmental conservation/bald eagles/koalas/ocean science/wildlife rescue/animal adaptations
—From brainstorm to book: ideas/research/strong words/rhyme and rhythm/collaboration/the work of a writer/perspective
—My funny school stories like THE FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN and THE SPELLING BEE BEFORE RECESS
—CHARLOTTE'S WEB and the power of words
I have presented about BEAUTY AND THE BEAK at the National Science Teachers Association, New England Library Association, California School Library Association, and Mt. Diablo Audubon Chapter
School and Library Author Visits Include:
Parkmead Elementary, Walnut Heights Elementary, Indian Valley Elementary, Murwood Elementary, Contra Costa School of Performing Arts, Roger Rowe Elementary, Lafayette Elementary, Robert Down Elementary, Carmel River Elementary, St. Perpetua School, Dorris-Eaton School, Contra Costa Jewish Day School, Lafayette Library, Walnut Creek Library, Ygnacio Valley Library, Glenallan Elementary, Charles H. Bullock Elementary, Buzz Aldrin Middle School, Steward Elementary, Winthrop Elementary, Riverside Elementary, Holten-Richmond Middle School, Lane Elementary, Hamilton-Wenham Library, Alexandria Country Day School, Marshall Road Elementary
My BEAUTY coauthor, Jane Veltkamp, does author visits and live raptor programs in person in Idaho and nearby states, and via Skype.