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613 Ahwahnee Court
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
United States

Events/School Visits

Deborah at National Science Teachers Association 2017 Upcoming presentations include Greater Washington Reading Council, October 14 in Manassas, VA; New England Library Association, October 24 in Burlington, Vermont

Deborah at National Science Teachers Association 2017
Upcoming presentations include Greater Washington Reading Council, October 14 in Manassas, VA; New England Library Association, October 24 in Burlington, Vermont

The kids were completely enthralled. Thank you for all of the materials that you came with, to flesh out and support all of the fascinating details...
— Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian, Hamilton-Wenham Library, Hamilton, Massachusetts

On Saturday, October 14, I will be the featured speaker for the Greater Washington Reading Council, George Mason University Science and Technology Campus, Manassas, Virginia. Visit http://gwrc.net.

My books cover many topics, nonfiction and fiction. I can speak about: 
BEAUTY AND THE BEAK, my new book about the bald eagle who received a 3D-printed prosthetic beak, and my other books including JIMMY THE JOEY about a baby koala's rescue
—STEM, 3D printing, and the connection between science, technology and literacy (including NGSS)
—Environmental conservation/bald eagles/koalas/ocean science/wildlife rescue/animal adaptations
—From brainstorm to book: 
ideas/inspiration/research/strong words/rhyme and rhythm/collaboration/the work of being a writer
Charlotte's Web and the power of words

My presentations are fun, content-rich, interactive—everyone gets to ask lots of questions—and highly engaging for both children and adults. I tailor every presentation to your school, grade/s or organization. My honorarium is based on audience size and presentation length. Book purchases can be arranged. I speak at conferences, schools, libraries and events coast to coast, for all ages and grades. E-mail me via the contact form and let me know what kind of program you would like!

I copresented about BEAUTY AND THE BEAK at National Science Teachers Association 2017
Upcoming author events:
Mt. Diablo Audubon Chapter, Heather Farm, Walnut Creek, CA/September 7
Robert Down School, Pacific Grove,  CA/September 12
Carmel River School, CA/September 13
Ygnacio Valley Library, Walnut Creek, CA/September 19
St. Perpetua School, Lafayette, CA/September 22
Dorris-Eaton School, San Ramon, CA/September 25
Walnut Creek Library, Walnut Creek, CA/September 26
Alexandria Country Day School, Alexandria, VA/October 10
Greater Washington Reading Council, Manassas, VA/October 14
New England Library Association, Burlington, VT/October 24

Previous events

Contra Costa School of Performing Arts, Walnut Creek,CA/Glenallan Elementary, Silver Spring, MD/Charles H. Bullock Elementary School, Montclair, NJ/Buzz Aldrin Middle School, Montclair, NJ/Steward Elementary School, Topsfield, MA/Winthrop Elementary School, South Hamilton, MA/Riverside Elementary School, Danvers, MA/Hamilton-Wenham Library, South Hamilton, MA/Holten-Richmond Middle School, Danvers, MA/Lane Elementary School,  Bedford, MA/Roger Rowe Elementary School, Rancho Santa Fe, CA/Lafayette Elementary School, Lafayette, CA/Contra Costa Reading Association, Pleasant Hill, CA

My BEAUTY coauthor, Jane Veltkamp, does author visits and live raptor programs in Idaho and nearby states. She will be speaking to the Pacific Northwest Library Association, Idaho Science and Math Teachers, and Idaho Library Association.