Lynne speaking to students in Amherst, NY


July 19-24, 2012 Audubon Educator Workshop, Hog Island, Maine. Lynne will speak and conduct a workshop. REGISTER NOW! http:/​/​​OrnithCampsDescriptionTCHR.html

Wednesday, August 22, 2012, Crater Lake Nat'l Park, Oregon
Keynote Talk Wednesday, August 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Book Signing Wednesday afternoon, August 22, 2012 Time TBA (probably 2 -3 pm) Rim Visitor Center
Evening Talk: Wednesday evening Time TBA (probably 7 - 8 pm) Rim Community House

Saturday May 5, Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Day at SUNY, New Paltz 10 am - 3 pm . How can your town or city move from a fossil fuel economy to a sustainable economy? See flyer at: http:/​/​​images/​education/​suny_event_flyer.pdf

Tuesday May 8, 2012 Public Talk at Smallwood Elementary School, Amherst, NY

Tuesday May 8 - Friday May 11, 2012 Windermere Blvd School, Amherst, NY

March 27-31, 2012 THE LITTLE READ Lenoir-Rhyne University, Charlotte, NC

Friday, December 2, 2011, 7:00 PM, INSPIRING ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND ACTION IN CHILDREN, Cary Institute, Millbrook, NY 12:15 – 1:00 PM —

October 12, 2011 North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE)
all day workshop, Raleigh N.C. http:/​​/​​​​sites/​​default/​​files/​​conference/​​NAAEE2011-ConfBrochure-L.pdf


Friday, October 14, 2011 Author's Corner at NAAEE Conference exhibit hall
Lynne signing books and films.

Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:00AM Society of Environmental Journalists Conference, Miami, Florida "Kids These Days…Looking Out for Their Own Future"

Monday, November 7, 2011 Cary Institute, Millbrook, NY 12:15 – 1:00 PM — Lunch Bunch Seminar to the community in the PSB lunch room

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 Speaker at Arkansas Reading Association Little Rock, AK. 3:00-4:00; Autographing Thursday, November 17, 4:30-6:30 Peabody Grand Ballroom. Friday Presentation 8:00-9:00 am.

Lynne on a hike in California

Earth Guardians raise consciousness about climate change and will participate in the imatter march in May 2011 to say to the adults "I matter, we matter, the Earth matters".

When Lynne's plane into Los Angeles was late and she had to do a radio interview, Southwest airlines was kind enough to let her do the hour-long phone interview from their baggage claim office! Thank you Southwest Airlines!!

Lynne Cherry speaks about the complex web of life including pollination and other ecosystem services.

There is Much Current Research on the Effects of School Gardens on Learning and Behavior. For the full TOOL KIT and clickable links about the Effect of School Gardens go to BOOKS and click on the title of How Groundhog's Garden Grew

1. Improving Academic Achievement: Gardens improve standardized test scores.
2. Holistic learning and brain receptors
3. Habitat for Learning
4. Creating habitat for and Sharing the World with non-human inhabitants.
5. Teaching Science: Gardens make science come alive and fun and easy for teachers to teach.
6. Agriculture and food System connections: give kids first-hand knowledge about where their food comes from.
7. Nature Connections: Connecting children to Nature and their place in the food chain
8. Arts and Aesthetics: Creating a garden creates something beautiful.
9. Saving funds by making it unnecessary to take field trips: the schoolyard becomes the nature center.
10 Life Skills: teaches kids how to grow their own food.
11. Health Benefits: provides exercise through digging and pick-axing.
12. Nutrition Education: Kids learn how what they eat, they are.
13. Addressing Hazards and Risks (such as bee-stings and thistles).
14. School gardens and Community Outreach: the school garden becomes a Community garden in the summer.
15. Behavior and Physical Well-Being

Author Talks & Film Screenings

Lynne Cherry spoke to hundreds of students at schools in Amherst, NY in May 2012 and suggested many ways they could GREEN their schools and their lives. See the full description in this blog:

These four Florida middle-school girls conducted an energy audit at their school and saved their school $53,000 in energy bills! Your school can save energy--and money, too! Click here to see the curriculum Rainforest/Your forest.

These students learned how to draw dragons during a school visit from Lynne Cherry -- and every dragon was entirely different!

Description of Lynne Cherry's School & Conference Talks and Movie Screenings

Lynne Cherry shares her love and respect for the earth with young people and tells them many stories of how youth are making a difference in the world. She shows the first book she wrote and illustrated as an 8-year-old and describes how her love of nature and of story-telling led her to become a children's book author and illustrator. Lynne is also a filmmaker. The Young Voices for the Planet films that Lynne produced feature youth solutions to the climate crisis--young people reducing the "carbon footprint" of their homes, schools, and communities.These films have been shown at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, at the COP 15 Climate talks in Copenhagen, at film festivals such as Mountainfilm in Telluride and many other science museums, conferences and elsewhere.

Honorarium and Expenses:
Lynne Cherry's conference and school fee is $2200 a day plus travel and hotel expenses. (negotiable for local appearances and for environmental groups). A day consists of two presentations and one or two book signings.
Lynne may also be able to do an evening or weekend public presentation.

Lynne enjoys speaking to groups of students who want to work on a specific project such as the CO2-Reduction projects featured in the Young Voices for the Planet films or land preservation, school gardens, schoolyard habitat, stopping school bus idling, ridding their school cafeteria of plastic bottles or styrofoam or, in general, creating a more sustainable school and community.

To request an author appearance by Lynne Cherry, please e-mail us at YoungVoicesClimate@​ mentioning date, time, place and the audience/​s you would like Lynne to address.

Details of Lynne Cherry's School & Conference Talks and Movie Screenings
In her hour-long presentation, Lynne Cherry talks about how her books were inspired by her love of the natural world and how using nature to integrate curriculum makes a child’s learning relevant.

Lynne describes how her book How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming makes science exciting and relevant. "What is Science?" Lynne describes how climate scientists discovered clues about Earth's climate through studying tree rings, ice cores, mud cores, and the ranges of birds, butterfiles and plants and how kids can replicate, in their classroom, the studies that "real" scientists do and how Citizen Scientists often provide data that helps scientists understand the natural world.

A national study showed that when teachers teach core curriculum: math, social sciences, literature, science, art--essentially everything--under an umbrella of nature/​environmental studies, students' test scores go up. With traditional teaching, children often do well on the standardized tests, but they do not retain what they’ve learned. When what they’ve learned has a “handle” –a relevance to their lives—they retain the knowledge.

And kids also learn better when they get at least one "Green Hour" a day--one hour of unstructured time where they can run around outside, explore nature or plant a vegetable garden. The importance of outdoor time for children is documented in Richard Louv's book "Last Child in the Woods".

Lynne Cherry's remarkable slides show Amazon flora and fauna that she photographed while researching The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest, The Shaman’s Apprentice and Flute’s Journey. Her slides of the Nashua River, the subject of A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History, show the condition of the river before and after it was cleaned up. Children and teachers are appalled by the condition of this river before the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency or the Clean Water Act. Lynne Cherry shows slides of the old growth forests she visited to research The Dragon and the Unicorn, a tale of the ancient forest.

Lynne Cherry suggests ways that her books may be used to integrate math, science, social studies, history into curricula through environmental themes.

For instance, The Great Kapok Treecan be used to teach about how all living things are interconnected or to teach about the rainforest comparatively—i.e. how is the rain forest similar to the forest near your school? How is it different?

Flute’s Journey will help children realize how rain forest ecosystems are connected to the ecosystem in your community.

The Sea, the Storm and the Mangrove Tangle will inspire children to write letters to save mangroves and children in Florida might want to go out and replant and protect mangroves in their communities.

How Groundhog’s Garden Grew, will inspire schools to transform their schoolyard into nature centers which also provide a peaceful place to read a book and make connections to the other living things with whom we share our world.

How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate tells stories of kids who have reduced the carbon footprint of their homes, schools, communities and even their whole states! Lynne talks about how everyone can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide they put into the air.

Her talk gives the audience ideas about teaching and learning in exciting new ways, and leaves them empowered--with hope and inspiration for the future.

Praise from Reviewers and Letters from Fans (for reviews of How Groundhog's Garden Grew go to "In The News")

The Great Kapok Tree
“Dear Lynne Cherry, I wish I could draw and paint as well as you do! That is a beautiful and powerful book…My Lorax doesn’t fell quite so lonely now that your great birds and beasts have come to join him.”
Ted Geisel (Dr Seuss)

“…she traveled to the Amazon to research the illustrations… It shows. She’s drawn the animals and vegetation in great detail and with loads of color.. New York Times Book Review

A River Ran Wild
Dear Lynne, I wanted to take this opportunity to commend you for all of the work that you do to promote environmental awareness among our children. You have truly made a difference. Al Gore

How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming
This beautiful and informative book fills a major gap in environmental writing for children. It covers a wide range of research, defining technical terms gracefull and naturally as they arise. The overall tone--urgent without being shrill, hopeful without being complacent--strikes me as just right. I happily recoommend it.
Robert Coontz, deputy news editor, Science Mazazine

Flute’s Journey: The Life of a Wood Thrush
Insatiable curiosity, dedication to environmental activism, and artistic talent have placed this gifted author at the forefront of children’s literature. Living Bird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University

The Armadillo from Amarillo
An ecological jewel that sparkles with multifaceted spin-off possibilities. School Library Journal

The Snail’s Spell
The adventures in learning provided by author and artist is captivating, encompassed in a book that grownups will appreciate as well as children for its sheer beauty.Publishers Weekly

If I Were in Charge of the World
Lynne Cherry’s drawings are superb. If I were in charge of the world, I’d see that she had enough ink for a lifetime and nothing to do but draw. Nashville Banner

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ABOUT How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming A non-scary book about Climate Change Science.

Short Documentary Films
Eight Short Documentary Films Showing Youth Making a Difference
The Great Kapok tree has been read by millions of children and translated into Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese.
How Groundhog's Garden Grew will inspire children to explore gardening fun!
A seed from a mangrove tree floats on the sea until it comes to rest on the shore of a faraway lagon where, over time, it becomes a mangrove island that shelters many birds and animals, even during a hurricane.
A wonderful compilation of Essays for Grown-ups by a Variety of Writers
Share Lynne's Odessey from the spring on her mountaintop farm to the river
Climate Change Science and Solutions
A National Geographic Book of Water Essays
The Book includes 30 voices of humanitarians, activists, and politicians who are at the forefront of saving Earth's most vital natural resource: fresh water Feature!
You can "read" the first few pages of The Shaman's Apprentice on
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For News about Lynne Cherry's movies on Kids Tackling Global Climate Change and Other Environmental Issues go to

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