Snakes! Bugs! Rats and Raptors! with Roxie Munro (STEM- aligned)

by  Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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In this nature/science program, I discuss fascinating critters and show dynamic art via a slide show from Hatch! (about birds and their eggs), Busy Builders  (about special bugs and the homes they construct), Slithery Snakes (skin patterns and lifestyles), and Rodent Rascals (about mice, rats, porcupines, beavers, and the wild and crazy ways they live). The art, text, and books all use an interactive "gamification" device - a guessing game, to engage children, keep them interested, and learning. The vivid realistic art is full frame, and shows everything from the critter's habitat to detailed close-ups. Children are fascinated by creepy crawly critters, and as they understand more, they become increasingly interested in science, and less afraid of these often quite beautiful creatures.

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Multipoint: $300.00
Multipoint Premium: $300.00
View Only: 300.00
View Only Premium: $300.00

Billing will be made by iNK Think Tank and payment should be made to iNK Think Tank.


45 minutes for K-1st grade. One hour for 2nd-6th grades.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

Up to 60.

Primary Disciplines

Reading, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

No charge for programs canceled due to such events as snow days. We make every effort to reschedule. Otherwise, a $100 kill fee will be charged to sites canceling with less than 48 hours notice.

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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb,  Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Kerrie Hollihan, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy,  Peggy Thomas, Marissa Moss, Jan Adkins, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Vicki Cobb

Program Details


1. This program starts with discussing and showing birds from all over, close-up and in their habitats (1. - 4. is a PPT slide show), with a guessing game about eggs.
2. Then we go to bugs that build, and their curious structures.
3. Next, snakes in their habitats world-wide, emphasizing their skin patterns (a guessing game).
4. Lots of rodents, shown progressively by size, with fun facts about each.
5. Q and A
6. I send a free bookmark to each member of the class within a week of the program.


1. To teach children about birds, bugs, snakes, and rodents.
2. To teach children about animal habitats and biomes.
3. To teach children visual discernment and skills.
4. To teach children that when you understand or know about something, you do not fear it as much.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.3 Life Science
NSK-4 3 Life Science

State Standards

K.4.2 Observe plants and animals, describing how they are alike and how they are different in the way they look and in the things they do.
2.4.1 Observe and identify different external features of plants and animals and describe how these features help them live in different environments.