Science is Pure Poetry: The ART of Science
In my interactive presentation for small or large groups, students experience how “cool science stories” lend themselves to the rhyme and rhythm of poetry. In a seamless integration of science, language arts, music, and art, I share many possibilities for multisensory, multimedia learning. Topics in this presentation change as I add new science poetry collections to my series, and I can include a poetry-writing demonstration (or workshop for smaller groups) using students' current science study.
Length: 50 minutes. Best for grades 2-6.
My plan as of May 2020 is to schedule virtual visits only for the academic year Sept. 2020-June 2021. More information to follow, and I will be happy to discuss any format that will work best for the students in your setting.
Leaf Litter Critters: Hands-On Science Poetry!
Let's collect and examine soil, record our observations in field notebooks, play with rich, descriptive language, words and ideas and turn them into creatively fun science poems!
Length: Two 1.5-2 hour single-classroom sessions (field observation session/writing session. Best for grades 3-6.
Poetry and Fiction
In this interactive presentation I share the experiences that shape my books from idea to finished manuscript. I'll discuss fiction, poetry, writing and revising, with plenty of time for students' questions.
Length: 50 minutes. Best for grades 1-6.
Visits in Connecticut:
Full-day fee is $1050 (up to three presentations/workshops, plus informal lunch chat or kindergarten pop-in visit, and book-signing with students or privately, as desired ).
Half-day fee is $675 (two presentations/workshops in a morning, book-signing).
Single presentation $400.
For Most Out-of-State Visits:
Full day fee is $1400 (up to three presentations/workshops, book-signing and informal lunch chat), $1000 per each additional day, plus travel fees.
Travel fees include: airport parking, round-trip airfare from Bradley Airport in CT (Hartford-Springfield), transportation costs from destination airport to location as applicable, and hotel night accommodations equal to the number of total visit days plus one more.
Out of state schools/districts are welcome to coordinate a multi-day visit to take advantage of my reduced multi-day fee and to share accommodation costs.
Fees to be determined.