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Burke Museum Environmental Writers Workshop
Greetings from Burke Education. We would like to announce our Fifth Annual Environmental Writers Workshop on Saturday, May 4, 2013, 9am to 5pm. This year we are excited that our instructors are Brenda Guiberson, David George Gordon, and David Montgomery. They bring years of experience as writers, researchers, and teachers. Each is an attentive observer who weaves together history, science, and field time into well-crafted, thought-provoking writing about the natural and cultural world. Plus, with Brenda we have the insights of a children’s book author, who is sure to give everyone a new and captivating perspective on the environment.
We in the Pacific Northwest are fortunate to live not only in a place where nature abounds but also to live in place where place-based writers abound. Whether it is exploring the deep time of geology, considering the myriad ways of slugs, bugs, and everyone’s favorite, cockroaches, or connecting children with the natural world around them, these authors will inspire us to continue writing about the environment in all its guises.
For more information, please email [email protected] or call (206) 543-5591.
Workshop cost is $100, with a 10% discount for Burke members. Lunch is included. Scholarships are available with valid student ID; applications available on request.
David R. Montgomery's books include The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood and King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon. A MacArthur Fellow and a two-time winner of the Washington State Book Award, David is a professor of geomorphology in the Department of Earth & Space Sciences at the University of Washington.
David George Gordon is the author of 19 books on subjects ranging from gray whales and garden slugs to Bigfoot and bald eagles. He has written for The Seattle Weekly, The Seattle Times, Outside, and National Geographic Kids magazine. He served as Science Writer for Washington Sea Grant, a division of NOAA at the University of Washington, from 1998 to 2012. .
Brenda Z Guiberson is the author (and occasional illustrator) of many nonfiction books for children, including picture books such as Frog Song, Life in the Boreal Forest, and the bestselling Cactus Hotel. Her books are like field trips into amazing parts of our world and have won awards from many groups including Orbis Pictus, John Burroughs Natural History Writing, Animal Behavior Society, science and English teachers, librarians, booksellers, parents and best of all, from kids themselves.