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Learning through Nature - Swimming with Penguins, Searching for Night

Does your child or classroom love wildlife, especially unique wildlife? Come on an adventure to the Galápagos Islands, where we'll discuss the amazing animals that live there, as well as explore the life of biologist Valentina Cruz, who was born and raised on one of the remote islands. We'll touch on the challenges facing the Galápagos animals, then move on to my newest fiction book Lights Out to focus on light pollution and a group of animals searching for True Dark.

Marsha Diane Arnold

45 Minute Program

 

$250


In the Galapagos Islands, which is the setting for my bilingual book, Galápagos Girl, you can swim with sea lions, sea turtles...and extremely cute penguins. In this program, I will read from the book and share images of many of the unique animals that live there - Blue-footed Boobies, Galápagos Marine Iguanas, Galápagos Tortoise, and more. We'll find these volcanic islands on a map, talk about their early history, including pirates and whaling ships, and follow the young character Valentina who was born there. We'll discuss the threats to the islands and animals, then move on to a challenge for much of earth - light pollution, as we read Lights Out and follow Fox, Firefly and friends as they search across "the wide, wide world" for the darkness they need.

About the Author

Called a “born storyteller” by the media, Marsha Diane Arnold’s award-winning picture books have sold over one million copies and been called, “heartwarming,” “whimsical,” “uplifting,” and “great read-alouds.” Her books have garnered honors like Best First Book by a New Author, Smithsonian Notable, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Her recent bilingual Galápagos Girl’s honors include Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, Campoy-Ada honor book, and the 2020 Little Read Lakeshore Community Read. Badger’s Perfect Garden’s honors include the Growing Good Kids Excellence in Children's Literature Award. Marsha’s primary joys are family, books, and nature, which are reflected in her books.

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