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BLINK! ANIMAL POETRY FOR VISIONARIES

Let’s find out how animals see! Join author Doe Boyle for a poetic exploration of the remarkable ways that animal eyes help each species focus on what they need to ensure their survival. This workshop introduces elements of vision and eye structure to up to 10 attendees.

Doe Boyle

45 Minute Program

 

$175


This interactive STEAM-centered workshop is designed for classes, groups, and families who have read Doe’s book, Blink! Please be sure that all students have read the book. In this workshop, I’ll read aloud from Blink! and will share the story of how I came to write on the topic of animal eyesight and eye structure; how I researched each animal; what I discovered that most surprised me; and how I created the poetic text that describes each creature. With students, I will explore an anatomical model of a human eye and will discuss the ways in which the eyes of every creature contributes to its survival. I will provide links to activity sheets, films, and online resources and books that will align my visit with Next Generation Science Standards on the human body, particularly the eye/brain/musculoskeletal systems.

For library programs and for school and family programs with groups larger than 10 students, please explore the links on the “For Teachers” page on my website.

https://www.doeboyle.com/forteachers

About the Author

Doe Boyle is the author of fourteen children’s picture books that reveal her passion for nature, wildlife, conservation, and environmental topics. Most recently, she is the author of HEARTBEAT and its companion book, BLINK! (both Fall 2020, Albert Whitman & Company). HEAR THE WIND BLOW launched in March 2021, also from Albert Whitman & Company. Eleven earlier picture books about such endangered and threatened species as gray wolves, sea otters, caribou, and others were published in association with the Smithsonian Institution and the National Wildlife Federation. For twenty-plus years, Doe’s experiences as a teaching artist have informed her writing and her work with young writers and performers. In the classroom, Doe teaches across the curriculum with writers aged 5 through 15.

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