Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Behind the Books: A Place for Posters


Last week I spend two glorious days in Salisbury, Maryland, for the Green Reads Festival. I had a blast presenting to a group of very enthusiastic fifth graders at Fruitlands Intermediate School. I was grateful to receive a Green Earth Book Award honor for A Place for Bats, and I was thrilled to speak to a attentive group of teachers and education students at Salisbury University.

But my favorite part of the entire trip was taking a look at these awesome tri-fold posters created by students who were inspired by A Place for Butterflies and A Place for Frogs.
 
The Butterfly Explorations team wrote poems and created art that reflect the ideas presented in A Place for Butterflies. Those students are real wordsmiths.
 
After reading A Place for Frogs, the A Frog's Life team created a giant pond mural in their classroom and each student made a frog. The photos and art on this poster tells the story of their investigation. I’m so impressed by all their hard work.

Thanks so much to the Nature Generation and the hard-working faculty in Salisbury University’s Education Department for making the Green Reads Festival a tremendous success.

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