Resources

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”

—John Muir


RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS


LINKS FOR AUTHORS

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators www.scbwi.org (and if you are a registered member, be sure to check out The Book: Essential Guide to Publishing for Children and the “Blueboard” Discussion Boards)

The Michelle Begley Mentor Programhttps://rmc.scbwi.org/mentor-program/ (for author and illustrator members of the Rocky Mountain chapter of SCBWI interested in a one-on-one mentorship to take their work to the next level)

Evelyn B. Christensen’s site – http://evelynchristensen.com/writers.html (there are many links to resources for writers including a list of educational markets for children’s writers)

Writing for the Education Markethttp://writingfortheeducationmarket.com/ (a great resource for finding freelance work in the education market)

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ (information on grammar, punctuation, research and citation, and many other writing-related topics)


PRINT RESOURCES

  • Writing Irresistible Kidlit (Mary Kole)
  • The Writer’s Little Helper (James V. Smith, Jr.)
  • Creating Character Emotions (Ann Hood)
  • The Emotion Thesaurus (Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi)

LINKS TO MY FAVORITE AUTHORS

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman http://www.jenniferchamblissbertman.com

Jess Keatinghttps://jesskeating.com/

Claudia Millswww.claudiamillsauthor.com

Melissa Stewarthttp://www.melissa-stewart.com/


BIODIVERSITY RESOURCES

California Academy of Sciences: Biodiversity Course – https://www.calacademy.org/biodiversity-course

Center for Biological Diversity – https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/about/story/

E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation – https://eowilsonfoundation.org/

Planet Earth and Planet Earth II Documentaries – Produced by BBC, Narrated by David Attenborough (available on DVD and on Netflix)

Smithsonian: Ocean – https://ocean.si.edu/


EXTINCTION RESOURCES

Racing Extinctionhttp://racingextinction.com/

IUCN Red List of Threatened Specieshttp://www.iucnredlist.org/

The Photo Arkhttps://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/photo-ark/


ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES RESOURCES

NOAA Marine Debris Programhttps://marinedebris.noaa.gov/

Algalita Marine Research and Educationhttp://www.algalita.org/

Ocean Conservancyhttp://www.oceanconservancy.org

Water Education Foundationhttp://www.watereducation.org/

The Global Water Crisishttp://water.org/water-crisis/


EXPLORING MOUNTAINS

NOVA Online Adventure: Everesthttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/

Climbing the Seven Summitshttp://climbingthesevensummits.com/


ANIMAL RIGHTS

4961127Farm Animal Rights Movementhttp://www.farmusa.org/

Mercy for Animalshttp://www.mercyforanimals.org/

North American Vegetarian Societyhttps://www.navs-online.org/

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cowshttp://www.carnism.org/carnism-presentations