SRP Thursday Activity - Exploring Nature with Gnomes!
Garry Pfaffmann is the author of a series of natural history books written for kids ages 6-12. As a teacher, he loves to use imagination as a tool to teach about nature. In this program, Garry will look at the lives and lifestyles of gnomes to teach about how animals live in the wild. Gnomes and wildlife all need to be smart about where they build their homes, the foods they collect, precautions against predators and the ecosystems where they can survive the best. Half of this class will be spent sharing books, the rest will be outdoors building Gnome Homes in the wild!
About Garry Pfaffmann
For 20 years, Garry has combined his interests of nature study, writing and teaching. Garry has taught middle school at the Aspen Community School near Aspen, CO for ten years, has taught environmental education through the local nature center for the past 15 years and is the author of a series of natural history books written for kids. You can see his books, browse through the pages and see a more detailed bio at his website: www.naturescool.com. For a few remarks about using gnomes and imagination to better understand the natural world, see Garry’s blog post.
For kids entering 1st - 5th grade. Large groups, please let the library know you're coming so that we can plan accordingly. Thanks!