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Contact Information
Steve Swinburne
302 Pondside Drive
White Plains, NY  10607
Phone: (802) 375-4080
Program Title
Swim, Sea Turtle Swim!
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
This program has not yet been evaluated.
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons Content Providers: Content Providers
Maximum Number of Participants
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Standards
Video Clip
Program Description
Steve shows the class a powerpoint program of his research trip to St. Kitts to discover the leatherback sea turtle. Steve shares with students his process for turning raw research facts into an engaging story. He highlights the use of strong verbs and interesting details, the importance of a good lead/introduction that hooks the reader and, finally, the power of revision.
Program Format
1. Brief introduction to sea turtles
2. Short powerpoint introducing leatherback sea turtles, scientist Dr. Kimberly Stewart and the island of St. Kitts.
3. Question and answer period
4. Steve performs sea turtle song, "One in a Thousand" on his ukulele and class sings along!
1. Students will develop an awareness and appreciation of an endangered species
2. Students will become aware of the threats to sea turtles.
3. Students will begin to understand the role scientists play in protecting endangered species.
4. Students will learn over a dozen sea turtle facts.
5. Students will engage in a discussion about conservation sea turtles versus economic development
6. Students will see how a nonfiction author takes raw research and, with hard work, turns it into an engaging story.
7. Students learn the importance of science, conservation, research, using strong writing tools such as strong verbs, vivid details and crafting a good lead
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
Common Core Connections
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.4 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.5 Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that in- formation expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information. ?
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. ?
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
30-45 minutes for k-2. 45 minutes - 1 hour for grades 3-8.
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
We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)FieldTripZoom

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