Book Mary to Speak
I would be delighted to visit your school, library, community group, or club and share my photographs and natural history artifacts with you! If you are interested in featuring my NATURALLY CURIOUS powerpoint presentation at your next gathering, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naturally Curious: The Presentation
I offer a one-hour powerpoint program which is based on my book, Naturally Curious. I discuss natural events that take place each month throughout the year, all of which are illustrated with my photographs. A question and answer period follows the program. An extensive natural history artifact collection accompanies this program and is displayed prior to and following the program. Suitable for individual classrooms or auditorium. Ages: 3rd grade and up. Fee: $400 in VT/ $500 out-of-state plus mileage. Please contact me at email@example.com if you are interested in having me come to your school.
Author/Naturalist Classroom Visit
I sit with students and read some of my writing to them, while sharing photographs that accompany the writing. This is followed by a discussion with the students related to the reading. With younger elementary students, I read my children’s book, Milkweed Visitors, and then have a discussion about milkweed and the various insects that visit as well as concepts such as pollination, seed formation, etc. With older elementary students, I read a passage from Naturally Curious, show/discuss the stories behind a selection of enlarged photographs and share a small natural history artifact collection. This is followed by a discussion of what a naturalist/wildlife photographer/writer does and the skills needed to become one. All ages. Fee: $250 plus mileage. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in having me come to your school.
A Red Fox’s First Summer
I introduce children to the natural history of foxes and then follow the first three months of a red fox kit’s life, from birth to independence. Nursing, playing, exploring, mock-fighting, eating and napping take up much of a young fox’s day, and the photographs illustrate these activities and more. On display are a red and a gray fox pelt as well as the skull of a red fox. Questions and stories are encouraged. Signed copies of Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer are available for sale following the program.