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•  I love using your productions in my class.  The students respond so well, and lively discussions ensue. — Teacher, CA

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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.

Science How? Human Evolution: Early Human Diets with Briana Pobiner
February 5, 2015 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Anthropologist Briana Pobiner explores the influence of diet, especially the shift to meat eating, on human evolution. 

Science How? Forensic Anthropology: Bone Whispering with Kari Bruwelheide
March 3, 2015 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-8

Anthropologist Briana Pobiner explores the influence of diet, especially the shift to meat eating, on human evolution. 

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

The next program in the Innovation Workshop series, Harnessing the Sun, highlights the science and engineering of solar energy. Students will learn the power of solar energy and its impact from scientists, planetary educators, and content experts. Produced in partnership with the Smithsonian National Air
and Space Museum
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Meet the Author: Kwame Alexander
March 26, 2015 • Audience: Students in Grades 6-10

Kwame Alexander wants kids to write their own books and he has helped students reach this goal by
creating a one day workshop called Book-in-a-Day (BID).

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Community Keynotes

Meet the Author

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



THE BOOKSHELF

The Bookshelf has interactive skill builders for students.

IN THE WORKS!

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.