Los Angeles, CA USA
SCHOOL VISITS: 3 - 6
My school programs discuss where the ideas for my series come from, with special focus on the biological and space science behind the FunJungle and Moon Base Alpha series.
Year(s) of participation: 2017
A4ED school visit photos & blurbs:
AMERICAN MARTYRS SCHOOL in Manhattan Beach, CA and HIGHLAND PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL in Dallas, TX USA
STUART GIVES KIDS CHOICE AT AMERICAN MARTYRS
The event was great. I visited in person and talked to a large crowd of fourth and fifth graders. The kids were very enthusiastic about voting for a charity to donate to and there was a big cheer when I got to announce the winner… World Wildlife Fund.
I was very excited about this as well, as I worked closely with the WWF on my newest book, Panda-monium.
On March 6, I spoke to the sixth and seventh grades at McCullough Intermediary School in Dallas on behalf of Authors For Earth Day. The students and faculty were all eager participants in selecting a charity, voting in the days before I arrived. The winner—the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee [https://www.elephants.com/]—was announced with great fanfare before each talk, with a librarian holding a stuffed elephant high over her head 'Lion King' style. Thanks to all the students, faculty, and head librarian Jill Bellomy for making this such a great event!