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.
Would you like to schedule a visit with me for Earth Day, April 22, 2020?
I will donate the Author Visit fee I receive from your school on Earth Day to the conservation organization your students research and select via vote from among my favorites, in the tradition of the wonderful Authors for Earth Day program!
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.
I'm always happy to chat online with student groups who are reading my books.
15 minutes. No fee.
30-45 minute virtual visits $175