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  • Authors for Earth Day | Alison Formento
    Leshem Pelly Kim Norman Alyssa Capucilli Deborah Heiligman Terri Farley Available Authors and Illustrators For Schools getting started How it Works Hosting an Author Funding Ideas Make it Memorable 7 Steps to Success Suggested Books A4ED Blog For Authors ready for action Join Us 7 Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word additional titles This Tree 1 2 3 website www alisonashleyformento com email aforment optonline net video These Bees Count video These Seas Count Alison Ashley Formento award winning author Saddle River New Jersey SCHOOL VISITS Pre K 6 Alison Formento s award winning nature books support the current core curriculum standards Her author visits are energetic fun fact filled and highly interactive She shares her author journey her fascination with learning about and caring for our environment and her deep love of trees bees and seas Students become human trees buzz like bees and create an imaginary ocean as Alison shows how nature counts for all of us everyday Year s of participation 2013 A4ED school visit photos blurbs 2013 at WANDELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Saddle River NJ USA ALISON CELEBRATES EARTH DAY AT WANDELL As an author of several nature inspired award winning picture books I enjoyed a very busy April of school visits where students inspired me with the creative ways they used my books in their writing and art work I also loved learning what different schools are doing to take care of the Earth Most schools have Green initiatives which means they actively participate in recycling programs and energy saving measures in their classrooms and school grounds It was exciting to visit schools with environmental and plant Clubs too and meet students who are eager to keep our planet green healthy and best of all clean I loved visiting Wandell Elementary

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Patricia Newman
    Students take an active part in each session through skits and demonstrations for a fun in depth look at how Patricia handles character plot revision research and more Patricia explains more in her school visit video Year s of participation 2013 2014 2015 2016 A4ED school visit photos blurbs 2016 at R Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe CA USA 2015 at Cameron Park Library in Cameron Park CA USA PATRICA GIVES BACK AT CAMERON PARK Our clean ocean around the 1600 I celebrated Earth Day at a public library with a crowd of kids aged 2 ½ to 12 and we spoke about all of the wonderful things the ocean gives us such as food recreation transportation and oxygen We watched a short movie by Plastic Ahoy photographer Annie Crawley with dolphins manta rays coral reefs and many other wonders of the ocean But then we talked about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch To help this diverse age group understand just how we re affecting the world s largest ecosystem I started with a vase of clear water which we called our ocean I told the story of the ocean over the last 500 years How our population has grown from 500 million people to over 7 billion people and in the search to feed house and clothe these people we 1 hunted whales to near extinction for lamp oil 2 fueled machines for the Industrial Revolution with coal which polluted the sea with mercury 3 fertilize crops with chemicals that wash out to sea creating algal blooms 4 build oil wells that sometimes leak killing marine birds and other marine life 5 destroy mangrove forests which protect the coastline and soak up carbon to build fish farms 6 toss litter from cargo and cruise ships into the sea 7 and more Our ocean around 1950 each clothespin represents 500 million people My audience helped me add the various pollutants to our ocean and increase the Earth s population We watched it change from a clean balanced environment to one laced with muck and debris Lastly the kids suggested ways we could rethink our relationship with plastic 1 REFUSE straws in restaurants 2 REDUCE the number of plastic grocery bags we use by bringing our own bags 3 RECYCLING the plastic we do use such as yogurt containers juice bottles and milk jugs 4 REUSE plastic bottles and containers for as many things as we can things of for example for storage or as planters Our ocean today I hope Plastic Ahoy Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and I tipped the scales toward loving and protecting the ocean on Earth Day 2015 The kids voted to support Ocean Conservancy again this year 2014 at John Lyman Elemtentary in Middlefield CT USA Cambridge Heights Elementary in Citrus Heights CA USA Harrisburg Explorer Elem in Sioux Falls SD USA and Calf Pen Meadow School in Milford CT USA PATTI NEWMAN EMPOWERS YOUNG READERS VIA SKYPE The stars didn t

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Linda Crotta Brennan
    www lindacrottabrennan com email lcbrennan cox net Linda Crotta Brennan award winning author Coventry RI USA SCHOOL VISITS Pre K 8 Linda loves to talk to students about all kinds of writing in her multi media presentations For her workshop Stories to Go she helps students brainstorm a story with her box full of stuff and nonsense In Iced Frogs and Slime she shares her adventures in nonfiction writing And in Faces of the Black Regiment she discusses the author and illustrator s process in creating this look at the African and Native American contribution to the Revolutionary War Year s of participation 2013 2015 A4ED school visit photos blurbs 2015 at Paine School in Foster Rhode Island USA LINDA GIVES BACK AT PAINE I had a great time with the fifth graders at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary talking about When Rivers Burned The Earth Day Story We discussed the conditions that led to the first Earth Day Birds dying from DDT smog that sickened thousands oil spills and burning rivers Then we talked about the efforts of two men Senator Gaylord Nelson and college student Denis Hayes to create the first Earth Day and what a difference that made Finally the students shared what they will be doing to celebrate Earth Day this year Many of them were cleaning up trash Once student talked about her and her mother s efforts to lobby the statehouse on behalf of environmental issues The students were a rapt audience and asked very thoughtful questions After much research and deliberation they chose the Ocean Conservancy as the recipient of my donation Attached is a photo that their teacher Laurie Murphy took of my visit As always it s a joy to take part in the Authors for Earth Day program 2013 at Myron

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Edith Hope Fine
    Join Us 7 Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word additional titles Armando and the Blue Tarp School Cricket at the Manger Nitty Gritty Grammar A Not So Serious Guide to Clear Communication More Nitty Gritty Grammar Another Not So Serious Guide to Clear Communication website www edithfine com email through website Edith Hope Fine award winning author San Diego CA USA SCHOOL VISITS K 6 Author Edith is a logophile and bibliophile This love of words language reading and writing shows in her 17 books and spills right into her school visits She talks with kids about process how books get from idea to bookshelf The True Story Revision funny stories rejection five writing specifics and more A former teacher her interactive presentations live or via Skype get students moving and include cool activities for students to try Ever grow a pineapple Know a shoebox phototropic experiment Year s of participation 2013 A4ED school visit photos blurbs 2013 at Park Dale Lane Elementary in Encinitas California EDITH CELEBRATES EARTH DAY AT PARK DALE LANE What fun we had at our Authors for Earth Day Family Night Students chose our local San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy for

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Lori Degman
    Helakoski Elissa Weissman Linda Boyden Sandy Asher Miranda Paul Stephen Swinburne Jennifer Ward Molly Idle Alison Formento Patricia Newman Linda Brennan Edith Fine Lori Degman Jody Feldman Polly Holyoke Jennifer Swanson April Sayre Mike Graf Andrea Alban Edie Hemingway Roxie Munro Nancy Viau Miri Leshem Pelly Kim Norman Alyssa Capucilli Deborah Heiligman Terri Farley Available Authors and Illustrators For Schools getting started How it Works Hosting an Author Funding Ideas Make it Memorable 7 Steps to Success Suggested Books A4ED Blog For Authors ready for action Join Us 7 Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word website www loridegman com email lori loridegman com video 1 Zany Zoo Lori Degman award winning author Vernon Hills IL USA SCHOOL VISITS K 5 As a teacher working with kids is what I love most My presentations are designed to share the excitment and fun of writing I give a behind the scenes look at how an idea becomes a published book including a pile of rejection letters which the kids always love I stress the importance of revision and how to give and take constructive comments We do an interactive reading of my books and together we write

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Jody Feldman
    Roxie Munro Nancy Viau Miri Leshem Pelly Kim Norman Alyssa Capucilli Deborah Heiligman Terri Farley Available Authors and Illustrators For Schools getting started How it Works Hosting an Author Funding Ideas Make it Memorable 7 Steps to Success Suggested Books A4ED Blog For Authors ready for action Join Us 7 Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word website www jodyfeldman com email jody jodyfeldman com video The Seventh Level Jody Feldman award winning author Saint Louis MO USA SCHOOL VISITS 3 8 I have a blast visiting schools Students energize me and remind me why I started writing in the first place Assembly style sessions spirited and interactive as possible focus on my journey from fear of writing to becoming an author then move to the writing process characters ideas and inspiration revision and my favorite Q A Smaller group workshops filled with creativity and encouragement delve deeper into your choice of character development idea and detail generation world building and setting and others Year s of participation 2014 2015 2016 A4ED school visit photos blurbs 2016 at BUCHANAN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Branson MO USA 2015 at BUCHANAN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Branson MO USA 2014 at BUCHANAN INTERMEDIATE

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Polly Holyoke
    Miri Leshem Pelly Kim Norman Alyssa Capucilli Deborah Heiligman Terri Farley Available Authors and Illustrators For Schools getting started How it Works Hosting an Author Funding Ideas Make it Memorable 7 Steps to Success Suggested Books A4ED Blog For Authors ready for action Join Us 7 Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word website www pollyholyoke com email neptuneproject1 aol com video Neptune Project book trailer

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Jennifer Swanson
    Swanson April Sayre Mike Graf Andrea Alban Edie Hemingway Roxie Munro Nancy Viau Miri Leshem Pelly Kim Norman Alyssa Capucilli Deborah Heiligman Terri Farley Available Authors and Illustrators For Schools getting started How it Works Hosting an Author Funding Ideas Make it Memorable 7 Steps to Success Suggested Books A4ED Blog For Authors ready for action Join Us 7 Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word additional titles Body Bugs Invisible Creatures Lurking Inside You How Solar Energy Works How Hybrid Cars Work How Submarines Work Top Secret Science Metamorphic Rocks The Wonderful World of Wearable Devices website www jenniferswansonbooks com email jenswan1222 yahoo com Jennifer Swanson awarding winning author Jacksonville FL SCHOOL VISITS K 8 Award winning author Jennifer Swanson will engage and inspire your students She ll help them to become creative writers thinkers and will encourage their imaginations to through her interactive programs Presentations include The Science All Around You What does and Author Do Fact or Fiction Making Nonfiction Fun Brain Games Based on her National Geographic Kids book of the same name Year s of participation 2015 A4ED school visit photos blurbs 2015 at DISCOVERY MONTESSORI in Jacksonville Beach FL USA

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