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HEAR THE WIND BLOW: LEARNING TO RECOGNIZE THE VISIBLE SIGNS OF AIR IN MOTION!

Let’s find out how to watch the wind and predict an oncoming storm! Join author Doe Boyle for a poetic exploration of the ways that visible physical signs can help us "see" the wind--the invisible force of air on the move! This workshop introduces wind science and the Beaufort Wind Force Scale of wind velocity 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, HEAR THE WIND BLOW. Hear the Wind Blow illustrates the stages of the Beaufort wind scale, portrayed with precision and also with poetic free verse, style, and imagination. This book will stretch readers' imaginations as they see the wind pick up from a kiss of air, to a gentle breeze that shivers the shifting grasses, to a roiling hurricane that makes tree roots shudder. Please be sure that all students have read the book. In this workshop, I’ll read aloud from HEAR THE WIND BLOW and will share the story of how I came to write on the topic of air on the move; how I researched the Beaufort Wind Force Scale, which provides the visible signs of wind velocity; what I discovered that most surprised me; and how I created the poetic text that describes the rising and falling of a windstorm--and its aftermath. With students, I will explore the "visible signs" chart of the Scale and will explore the international symbols for such varied weather conditions such as fog, mist, thunderstorms, and hurricanes. I will provide links to activity sheets, films, and online resources and books that will align my visit with Next Generation Science Standards on weather systems. We can even make a pinwheel together!

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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