Program Flyer: Wild Discoveries! Wacky Animals + Careful Observation = Fantastic Descriptive Writing

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Contact Information
Heather Montgomery
302 Pondside Drive

White Plains, NY 10607
Program Title
Wild Discoveries! Wacky Animals + Careful Observation = Fantastic Descriptive Writing
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 7 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Language Arts/English, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading
Program Description

Hot pink millipedes, slime-shooting worms,
see-through frogs... glimpsing into scientists' journal entries, students make
their own wild discoveries through careful observation and descriptive writing! During this interactive video conference, nonfiction author Heather L. Montgomery will share stories of the weird, the wacky, the all-out gross animals which have recently been discovered. With a focus on cutting-edge science, students learn the critical role that observation, documentation, and descriptive writing play in the quest for discovery. 

Students should come prepared with paper, pencil, and something to bear down on as the program includes a short, fun, descriptive writing challenge.

Program Format
1. Begins with engaging images to stimulate questions.
2. Includes a bit about my nonfiction science books.
3. Proceeds with stories of how scientists discover new species.
4. Builds to the story of Elizabeth, an eighth-grader who discovered and described a new species.
5. Culminates with a brief, fun, descriptive writing exercise.
1. Students will discover the joy of scientific inquiry.
2. Students will practice descriptive writing.
3. Students will compare and contrast closely related species.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
Addresses NGSS Practices of Science and Disciplinary Core Ideas
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
45 -60 minutes
Program Cost
Point to Point: $300.00
Point to Point Premium: $300.00
Program Fee Notes
Cancellation Policy
We make every effort to rebook. We will not charge for cancellation due to nature (i.e. snow days); however, other cancellations with less than a two day notice will incur a $100.00 kill fee.
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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