Category Archives: books

BPMS: Salamander News Broadcast Created by Kids

 

It may STILL be icy and cold out, with no salamanders crossing, but not to these amazing Brewster Pierce Elementary School students in Huntington, Vermont!

They created an entire news show broadcast about the night being perfect for the salamanders to migrate! There are newscasters, a meteorologist, umbrellas, and salamander crossing signs. It is pure joy, and an example of how teachers and students can use picture books to spark meaningful projects and creativity that can help improve the world.

Here is  the blog from the active and dynamic library, and the student’s news broadcast! I’m so honored and excited that they created this lively broadcast and shared it with me.

Speaking of using Salamander Sky and other picture books to spark engagement, relevance, excitement in project based learning…..I’m leading a workshop for educators at the lovely Bear Pond Books next Saturday, April 28th at 11am.  I hope to see you there.

Spreading Salamander Love: Tales from the Salamander Sky book tour

It’s been a whirlwind since one nor’easter after another and the release date of Salamander Sky on March 9th, 2018. I waited with baited breath to see if we would have books in time for the launch and just barely in time they came– to the lovely Bear Pond books!

North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier

March 10th, 2018:

The book tour started with a bang with a standing room only crowd at the North Branch Nature Center.  It was an all ages group that came out to celebrate salamanders, nature, and our new picture book, Salamander Sky.  The event had a book talk and reading, presentations from two naturalists, hands on stations for kids, and large, gorgeous salamander cookies. Kids large and small were introduced to the beautiful spotted salamander, and promised to look out for this delightful creature this spring.

Continue reading

You are invited: Salamander Party and Book Launch Event!



Join us March 10th at the North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier Vermont to celebrate all things salamanders!

We will have a lively and interactive presentation for families, featuring scientists and naturalists sharing how to get involved in this year’s in year’s salamander migration.

Bear Pond books will be on hand to share books all about amphibians (including the newly published Salamander Sky) and yes, there will be salamander cookies!

This is a family friendly event, humans (and salamanders) of all ages welcome. Here is the Facebook Invite. Please let me know if you can come and spread the word!

Can’t make it? No problem! Please see the other events in your area in the column on the right.