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   these terrific authors.  Kudos to you!!
— Librarian, MD

Science How? Exploring the Unexplored: Deep Reef Biodiversity with Carole Baldwin
December 2, 2014 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Meet marine biologist Dr. Carole Baldwin and learn how she studies fish diversity on coral reefs. Peer into a submersible to get a view of ocean life 200-1000 feet below the surface.

Science How? Measuring Biodiversity: Life in One Cubic Foot with Chris Meyer
December 9, 2014 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Dive into the diverse world of coral reefs with marine biologist Chris Meyer. Learn how he uses “reef hotels” to study the biodiversity of coral reefs in Indonesia and French Polynesia.

Science How? Paleobiology: Unearthing Fossil Whales with Nick Pyenson
January 6, 2015 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Join paleontologist Nick Pyenson in uncovering fossil whales in Panama, Canada, and Chile and probing their evolutionary mysteries.

Community Keynotes: Explicit Instruction
January 13, 2015 • Audience: Educators & Parents

Dr. Anita Archer, author of Explicit Instruction, talks about a systematic, engaging, and success-oriented method for improving student achievement.

Community Keynotes, Meet the Author, and Science How? continues in 2015!


Innovation Workshop: Harnessing the Sun
March 19, 2015 • Audience: Students in Grades 5-8

Produced in partnership with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, students will learn
the power of solar energy and its impact from scientists, planetary educators, and content experts.


Community Keynotes

Meet the Author

Science How?—available at Smithsonian Science How? Webcast Archives


The Bookshelf has interactive skill builders for students.


The Fairfax Network works with curriculum specialists and partner organizations year-round in a continuing search for new topics to support teachers and students. We will post information about future programs as soon as it is available.

As always, we stay on the lookout for children’s authors traveling through our area so that we can bring you even more of the award-winning Meet the Author series as opportunities arise.