School Visits and Science Links for Educators






I am a reading specialist and former elementary teacher so school visits are my favorite way to share my book. I have done presentations for preschools, family events on weekends and evenings, single classrooms from kindergarten – fourth grade, and whole school events with over 400 children in one room plus all of the teachers and a microphone for me. All of these have been rewarding for the audience based on feedback from children and administrators.

My author visits include:

  • A slideshow presentation that includes the inspiration for ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON, my background as a child who loved reading and writing, my own photography of the moon and the Rocky Mountains, and the book.
  • I sign and personalize books for anyone who orders and include a bookmark.
  • I have three coloring sheets and a word search related to the book which you are welcome to use beforehand to generate interest or after.
  • My website has links for science activities that teachers are encouraged to check out to inspire curiosity.
  • I have extensive experience teaching writing as a reading specialist and elementary classroom teacher. I have also done workshops on the writing process from brainstorm through revision to published work. Many 2nd – 4th grade classes have requested a presentation on revision because that seems to be a sticking point, but I am happy to tailor my visit to your teacher’s needs.
  • I have a “curiosity workshop” for children using materials that reflect light which focuses on the creativity and science in ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON.

I am offering 40 minute presentations for $150.00 or 25 books preordered. If a school would like more than one presentation, I am happy to do up to 5 in a day for $500 or 100 books or a combination of fee and signed books.

For more information about the book, the astronomer endorsements, my background, and contacting me to set up a visit, please check out the rest of my website and feel free to let me know if you have questions.

Water Refraction Experiment
More about the Moon for Kids
Prism and Rainbow experiments
Cool Kid Facts about the Moon
Adler Planetarium in Chicago
Challenger Center
Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
Phases of the Moon and Percent of Illumination
Grow Your Own Fluorescent Flowers
Moon Phases Game
Easy-to-make Moon Sand
Mosaic Moon Art
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