Program Flyer: This Place Is Wet:Amazon Rain Forest by Vicki Cobb (CCSS and STEM aligned)

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Contact Information
Vicki Cobb
302 Pondside Drive
White Plains, NY  10607
Phone: (914) 949-1104
Program Title
This Place Is Wet:Amazon Rain Forest by Vicki Cobb (CCSS and STEM aligned)
Program Type
Individual Program
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7Public Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants
two classes--60 students
Minimum Number of Participants
no minimum
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving
Video Clip
Program Description
Vicki Cobb's classic book about the Amazon rain forest, This Place Is Wet, is lushly illustrated by famed Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee (Mama Do You Love Me?) Vicki and Barbara went to Manaus, cruised the Amazon in researching this book. Vicki will share from the book, show photos of the area and give you some hands-on activities on two of the region's most popular exports. Find out how you can roast a marshmallow with a nut! Really! A free book will be sent to you after you book the program.
Program Format
Vicki Will share a slide show of pictures from the Amazon and their relation to the art.

She will tell some anecdotes of her trip to Manaus Brazil and the Amazon.
She will tell the story of the Brazil nut tree mystery
The children will do an experiment with rubber..
She will whet their appetite for a follow-up activity where kids learn how and why they can roast marshmallows with a nut.
Students will have an understanding of how over-riding climate affects the lives of the plants, animals and people who live in a region.

They will come to appreciate the rain forest as a place that has the most diverse and interdependent life forms on earth.

They may be motivated to join in some project to help save the rain forest from destruction.

Students will understand that humans can have a profound influence on the future well-being of the planet as a place where we want to live.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
Science as Inquiry
Physical Science,
Life Science,
English/ Reading for Perspective,
English/ Reading for Understanding ,
Measurement/ Apply Appropriate Techniques,
Tools, and Formulas to Determine Measurements , Earth and Space Science ,
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives , History and Nature of Science

Also, Vicki is prepared to show how this book is aligned with CCSS standards for main idea, supporting evidence, craft and construction.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
45 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
Program Fee Notes
The price is per site. Ink Think Tank will invoice and collect the fee.
Cancellation Policy
No charge for cancellation due to nature. $100 kill fee if canceled within forty-eight hours. We make every effort to reschedule.
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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