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The Small Friends Storytelling program features award winning illustrated science-adventure stories starring microbes, molecules and mucus – members of the tiny symbiotic societies living inside different marine animals. These books highlight the role of partnerships and co-operation in nature (not just competition). The session involves a reading, a writing activity and a Q and A.
Zobi and the Zoox –winner of the Puggle Award Children’s Choice Environmental Award for Children’s Literature tells the story of the microscopic friends living in a tiny coral polyp, based on the Great Barrier Reef. With her home under threat from a warming ocean, Zobi, a brave rhizobia bacterium, teams up with a family of slow but steady Zoox (zooxanthellae). The coral becomes gravely ill and bacteria around them begin to starve. Can Zobi and the Zoox work together to save the day? Zobi and the Zoox is ideal for years 3-8.
A team-taught session with visual ecologist and illustrator Aviva Reed is also available for this session!
|Data Projector - for a powerpoint presentation on a USB stick Whiteboard, whiteboard markers, whiteboard eraser. Every student will need paper and pencils for writing and drawing and a work surface (desk or clipboard)|
Ailsa was the writer on The Invisible War, working closely with a team of scientists and artists to create this stunning graphic novel. Join Ailsa to talk about the Invisible War and how to create your own graphic novel. One nurse. Trillions of microbes. A deadly WW1 battle… France, 1916. While treating a patient with […]
Squishy Taylor lives with her dad, two bonus-sisters (step sisters), her bonus-mum and her half-brother. Her Mum lives on the other side of the world. Not your average modern family. Or is it, these days? Squishy Taylor shares her mystery-solving escapades with her Bonus Sisters. What is your family like? Could they be in a […]
Some people think story writing is something you do alone, in silence, with only your own mind for company. But, take it from an experienced collaborator, 340 kids in a room can write an amazing story together! In this session, I’ll read you a little bit of a Squishy Taylor book then tell you how […]