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Sat., May 4, 2013 | 9 am – 5 pm
$100 registration fee; 10% discount for Burke Members
Made possible by the Rebecca S. and Robert M. Benton Endowed Fund
Sign up soon, class space is limited; lunch provided
Scholarships available with valid student ID; request and application.
Join award-winning authors David George Gordon, Brenda Guiberson, and David Montgomery as they lead classroom and field-based sessions. They bring years of experience as writers, researchers, and teachers. Each is an attentive observer who weaves together history, science, and field time into well- crafted, thought-provoking writing about the natural and cultural world. Plus, with Brenda we have the insights of a children’s book author, who is sure to give everyone a new and captivating perspective on the environment.
We in the Pacific Northwest are fortunate to live not only in a place where nature abounds but also to live in place where place-based writers abound. Whether it is exploring the deep time of geology, considering the myriad ways of slugs, bugs, and everyone’s favorite, cockroaches, or connecting children with the natural world around them, these authors will inspire us to continue writing about the environment in all its guises.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 543-5591.
David R. Montgomery is the author of The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood (2012), Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations (2007), and King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon (2003). A MacArthur Fellow and a two-time winner of the Washington State Book Award, Montgomery is a professor of geomorphology in the Department of Earth & Space Sciences at the University of Washington. His research interests involve the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies, and interactions among climate, tectonics, and erosion in shaping topography on Earth and Mars.
David George Gordon is the author of 19 books on subjects ranging from gray whales and garden slugs to Bigfoot and bald eagles. He has written for The Seattle Weekly, The Seattle Times, This Old House, Outside and National Geographic Kids magazine. He served as Science Writer for Washington Sea Grant, a division of NOAA at the University of Washington, from 1998 to 2012. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Karen Luke Fildes, and their pet tarantula, Wes.
Brenda Z Guiberson is the author (and occasional illustrator) of many nonfiction books for children, including picture books such as Frog Song; Life in the Boreal Forest; Rain, Rain, Rain Forest; Into the Sea; Mud City: A Flamingo Story; and the bestselling Cactus Hotel. Other books include Ocean Life; Mummy Mysteries: Tales From North America (with an upcoming new edition); and Disasters: Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes through the Centuries. Her books are like field trips into amazing parts of our world and have won awards from many groups including Orbis Pictus, John Burroughs Natural History Writing, Animal Behavior Society, science and English teachers, librarians, booksellers, parents and best of all, from kids themselves. She is currently working on two dinosaur books.