Natural Connections Book Tour
August 21-29, 2019
I still have some time to fill. If you'd like to host a book signing, talk, or workshop, please let me know!
Wednesday, August 21
Program at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve?
Looking for hosts!
Thursday, August 22—Retzer Nature Center
6:30-7:30-public program “Nature Better than Fiction”
Friday, August 23 ???
Saturday, August 24—Retzer Nature Center
9:30-2:30, Book signing at the Green Alliance Sustainability Fair @ RNC
Sunday, August 25—open?
Monday, August 25--morning open?
Monday, August 26—Schlitz Audubon Center
Hike with Emily Stone and Don Quintenz
Monday, August 26 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Emily Stone, a Naturalist and Education Director at the Cable Natural History Museum, and Don Quintenz, for a guided hike exploring the natural wonders of the season.
Emily Stone, author of Natural Connections 2
Monday, August 26 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Emily Stone, a Naturalist and Education Director at the Cable Natural History Museum, will read from and talk about her new book, Natural Connections 2: Dreaming of an Elfin Skimmer. She uses science to tell complex stories in readable, enjoyable ways that are full of wonder for nature, weaving a world of magic for readers. Emily writes a weekly column called “Natural Connections” for 20 local and regional newspapers. She has earned several Excellence in Craft awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Her first book, Natural Connections: Exploring Northwoods Nature through Science and Your Senses was published in 2016. Books will be available for purchase; the author will be happy to sign them.
Tuesday, August 27—Lake Geneva area
Finding the Stories in Nature for Kids
Kishwauketoe Preserve. 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Stories are powerful tools for engagement, learning, and relating for all ages. But we don’t need to invent anything—nature has already done it for us. During this program for young learners, Emily Stone, author, naturalist, and Education Director at the Cable Natural History Museum will lead nature discovery activities infused with her own playful sense of wonder. By using science to tell stories, Emily wields a magic that makes the whole world feel more alive. 1.5 hours
Finding the Stories in Nature
This is a 1.5-2 hour talk/workshop at the library in Lake Geneva
Stories are powerful tools for engagement, learning, and relating. But we don’t need to invent anything—nature has already done it for us. Scientists are busy translating. These stories can make natural phenomenon come alive for any audience! During this workshop, Emily will share some of her favorite stories and photos, including readings from her Natural Connections books. Then, through a series of props, writing, and speaking exercises, participants will have a chance to practice finding and telling the stories in nature. Presenter: Emily Stone, Naturalist/Education Director, Cable Natural History Museum.
Wednesday, August 28—Lake Geneva area
Hike around the Shore Path.
Thursday, August 29—Lake Geneva area
3 hour hike, for naturalists and volunteers. “train the teachers.”
Finding the Stories in Nature Walking Workshop
Join Emily Stone, a Naturalist and Education Director at the Cable Natural History Museum, on a guided hike to explore natural connections through science and our senses. She’ll give tips and tricks for finding the stories in nature, and we’ll all practice creating mini-narratives about the characters we meet along the way. As naturalists, infusing our teaching and communications with stories can be an effective way to engage both hearts and minds.
Afternoon: Drive north!
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