Nature Book Week – free online events from 6 September

Nature Book Week

The Wilderness Society’s Nature Book Week starts on 6 September, with science communicator Dr Jen Martin as his year’s Nature Book Week Ambassador, leading a series of workshops, talks and events – just the thing to ease the lockdown blues or just ctch up on some great science and nature. Click the links below to find out how to stream these events for free. More information here: https://features.wilderness.org.au/nature-book-week

 

  • Monday 6 September, 10:30am AEST
    Storytime with Rove McManus
    Join author Rove McManus as he reads the 2021 Environment Award for Children’s Literature shortlisted books, Bandits and The Giant and the Sea.

 

  • Monday 6 Sept, 1pm AEST
    A conversation with the photographers of The Great Forest Book.
    Join Wilderness Society National Campaigns Director Amelia Young as she speaks with Chris Taylor, Sarah Rees and Steve Kuiter, the three photographers behind the wonderful depictions of Victoria’s forests in new title, The Great Forest Book.

 

  • Tuesday 7 September, 1pm AEST
    Threatened Species Day: Nature-Experts Answer Kids Questions
    Does your child have a question (or five!) about Australian plants or wildlife? Questions like, how fast can a kangaroo hop, or why does the kookaburra laugh? Join Nature Book Week Ambassador Dr Jen Martin, Professor Euan Ritchie and conservation biologist Dr Kylie Soanes on a Facebook Live as they answer questions from kids. If your kid has a question you can submit it here.

 

  • Wednesday 8 September, 10:30am AEST
    Storytime with Rove McManus
    Join author Rove McManus as he reads the 2021 Environment Award for Children’s Literature shortlisted books, Larry Leadbeater: Field notes from a Fairy Possum and Hold on! Saving the Spotted Handfish

 

  • Wednesday 8 September, 1pm AEST
    The Poetry Of Place
    Join poet Kristen Lang for a writing workshop. Express your interest here and we will send you a link to join nearer the time.

 

  • Thursday 9 September, 10.30am AEST
    Storytime with Maree McCarthy Yoelu
    Join author Maree McCarthy Yoelu as she reads her 2021 Environment Award for Children’s Literature shortlisted book, Brother Moon—illustrated by Samantha Fry, published by Magabala Books.

 

  • Thursday 9 September, 1pm AEST
    A Conversation with Corey Tutt from Deadly Science
    Join Nature Book Week Ambassador Dr Jen Martin as she talks with author and founder of Deadly Science, Corey Tutt. Corey has edited two amazing books working with Australian GeographicAnimal Adaptations and Wild Weather—and is the author of the upcoming book, The First Scientists (illustrated by Blak Douglas, published by Hardie Grant Explore).

 

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