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  • Authors for Earth Day | 7 Steps to Success
    the join us page The author should submit professional event details to Authors for Earth Day via email A4ED will send a RESOURCES REMINDERS packet to the author to keep the event on track Both the author and school will be listed on the Participant s Page linked through meet our participants TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO EVENT Step 2 Using the Nominees Template the author should create a list of five 501 c 3 not for profit conservation organizations which will be their nominees for the A4ED vote The list should include a brief synopsis about each organization with its IP address so teachers and kids can effectively research them The template PDF includes a list of well known conservation organizations that may be considered Along with their nominee list the author should forward to their school our Educator Preparation Packet which has information about the history of Earth Day which falls annually on April 22nd as well as educational links curriculum and activities to engage teachers and students ONE MONTH PRIOR TO EVENT Step 3 The school should begin extensive educational preparations for the author visit including student research of nominees reading the author s books using nature books and book based curriculum in the classroom and discussing the power of voice and the importance of conservation The school should refer to the Author Illustrator Visit Checklist to ensure they have everything in order for their visiting author ONE WEEK PRIOR TO EVENT Step 4 The school should begin final A4ED celebration preparations to build enthusiasm for the author visit and upcoming vote including making posters decorating the library and contacting the local newspaper for publicity Teachers may also encourage final research of the nominees Using the Voting Forms Template the author should email a voting form to their

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Suggested Books
    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 SUGGESTED BOOKS TO SHARE NATURE most of this list was compiled by author presenter Barbara Gowan Don t miss our Eco Book of the Month on Facebook

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  • Authors for Earth Day | World's Best Blog
    Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word Meet Your Favorite Authors you will love our A4ED blog FREE year round resource Our A4ED Blog is a growing collection of original personal essays for librarians teachers and parents who are seeking insight into the lives and mind of the authors that their young readers love Read and share Or send your children to browse the authors and illustrators whose names line the library shelves Perfect for adults and kids All of the essays are nature conservation or environmentally themed Find out how the authors book projects shape their ideas about the natural world and how their worldview shapes their books Learn why they believe it s important to inspire young readers to care about nature And discover some ways that you can help kids develop a stronger connection to the natural world A truly illustrious line up We have posts from many award winning and best selling authors Just a sampling of our acclaimed contributors Jack Gantos Newbery Medalist National Book Award Finalist Dead End in Norvelt Sara Pennypacker Clementine Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kathi Appelt Newbery Honored The Underneath Tony Abbott The Secrets

    Original URL path: http://www.authorsforearthday.org/write-a-blog.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Authors for Earth Day | Join Us
    both Are you traditionally published Do you do professional school visits If yes we invite you to be part of the Authors for Earth Day coalition Our participants make a difference in the world and have fun doing it Participation is easy peazy Just turn ONE school visit a year into an A4ED event charge your standard speaking fee and do your regular literacy presentations then donate 30 100 of that day s fee to a conservation organization as determined by a vote of the students Most kids have never had a voice in the world so it s quite amazing to empower a whole school in this special way We ll email you updates and resources to ensure a successful event and the teachers can manage the vote on the day of your visit See 7 Steps to Success for more details YOU pick the nominees As the author you get to choose the nominees five 501 c 3 not for profit conservation organizations The students will research all five before they determine the donation recipient Pick charities close to your heart We provide a Nominees Template with a list of optional conservation organizations as well as a Voting Form Template Just like a regular school visit you are responsible for scheduling and coordinating your event and deciding the content of your presentation s There is no exchange of monies through Authors for Earth Day You are paid by the school and handle your own charitable contribution So many rewards Let us know as soon as you confirm your A4ED event We will build you a beautiful Participant Page to promote your books and school visits with links photos and book covers You get to connect with like minded colleagues and enthusiastic students And take a tax write off

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Resources
    action Join Us 7 Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word Resources stuff to help our authors The following materials are provided to assist participants in scheduling and coordinating their Authors for Earth Day school visits If you have an event planned please let us know right away We send email updates to our author team with the appropriate resources to meet the A4ED timeline To Help You Schedule a School A4ED Sample Information Letter Feel free to use all or part of this letter to inform your school contacts about your interest in scheduling an Authors for Earth Day school visit Great for an email or listserv blast For Your A4ED Visit Make it Memorable Send this PDF to your school contact as soon as you ve confirmed your date It offers a plethora of ideas for making your A4ED visit the best and biggest event it can be and encourages the school to fully recognize your generous contribution Educator Preparation Packet This PDF includes information about Earth Day as well as multi grade curriculum that educators can use to increase environmental awareness while meeting critical standards Nominees Template word document for editing Nominees Template

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  • Authors for Earth Day | In the News
    Books A4ED Blog For Authors ready for action Join Us 7 Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word In the News A4ED media coverage Making ripples Our work has captured the attention of several journalists and many of our authors have received media attention for their A4ED school visits Thankful conservation organizations have also written about our wonderful program We are grateful for every supportive word Children s Book Council News April 2015 Authors for Earth Day Ken Ton Bee April 2015 Children s author visits elementary schools in Ken Ton District The Beaches Leader March 2015 JB school to take part in Authors for Earth Day StoryMonsters Ink October 2014 Mother Earth gets help from authors students SCBWI The Blog January 2014 Authors for Earth Day How You Can Get Involved School Library Journal April 2013 Kid Lit Authors Unite for Earth Day Publishers Weekly April 2013 Authors for Earth Day Gears Up for 2013 Celebrations Current in Carmel April 2013 Author Visit for Earth Day SCBWI The Blog April 2013 Brooke Bessesen Explains Authors for Earth Day SCBWI Bulletin January February 2013 Remember Authors for Earth Day Montomery Media May 2012 Author for Earth

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Suggested Books: General Nature
    Us 7 Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word SUGGESTED BOOKS TO SHARE NATURE most of this list was compiled by author presenter Barbara Gowan GENERAL NATURE ABCs Naturally A Child s Guide to the Alphabet Through Nature by Diebel Falscheur An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Aston Animal Tracks and Signs Track Over 400 Animals From Big Cats to Backyard Birds by Jinny Johnson A Place for Birds by Melissa Stewart Are You a Spider by Backyard Books Are You a Ladybug by Backyard Books Are You a Dragonfly by Backyard Books Are You a Snail by Backyard Books Are You a Grasshopper by Backyard Books Are You a Bee by Backyard Books Arrowhawk by Lola M Schaefer Gabi Swiatkowska Birds by Kevin Henkes Box Turtle at Long Pond by William T George Discover My World Mountain by Ron Hirschi Field Trip Facts Notes From Ms Frizzle s Kids by Scholastic First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Forest Bright Forest Night by Jennifer Ward Ghost Wings by Barbara M Joosse Going Home The Mystery of Animal Migration by Marianne Berkes Hawk I m Your Brother by Byrd Baylor In the Trees Honey Bees by

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Suggested Books: Earth Day Conservation
    Success Suggested Books A4ED Blog For Authors ready for action Join Us 7 Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word SUGGESTED BOOKS TO SHARE NATURE most of this list was compiled by author presenter Barbara Gowan EARTH DAY CONSERVATION Arnosky s Ark by Jim Arnosky Brother Eagle Sister Sky A Message from Chief Seattle Paintings by Susan Jeffers The Camping Trip that Changed America by Barb Rosenstock Dear Children of the Earth A Letter from Home by Schim Schimmel Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon Earth Day Birthday by Pattie Schnetzler Earthdance by Joanne Ryder Earth Heroes Champions of the Wilderness by Carol Malnor amp Bruce Malnor How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate by Lynne Cherry amp Gary Braasch Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg Keeping Our Earth Green by Nancy Castaldo Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney My First Green Book by Angela Wilkes Our Big Home An Earth Poem by Linda Glaser Recycle by Gail Gibbons Recycle This Book 100 Top Children s Authors Tell You How to Go Green edited by Dan Gutman River Ran Wild by

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