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Envirokids Literacy Festival

Seidel School of Education
Zoom Event

Thursday, October 7 - Saturday, October 9, 2021

Are you passionate about creating connections between children and the environment? Committed to youth and the future of our planet? Would you like to learn more about how to actualize environmental justice, literacy, and stewardship? 

Consider yourself invited to the 2021 Envirokids Literacy Festival on October 7 – 9, 2021! Please join us for this free 3-day, virtual event exploring the theme, “Earth Action: Healing Our Home” using the Zoom platform. 

The Envirokids Literacy Festival has something for everyone! In collaboration with the Nature Generation, Salisbury University’s Department of Early and Elementary Education and Ernie Bond Curriculum Resource Center have paired up to celebrate the 2021 Green Earth Book Awards winners at our annual children’s literature festival. 

Since its inception in 2005, the GEBA has recognized over 180 children’s titles for picture books, fiction, non-fiction, and young adult novels, cultivating green literacy and international action by youth. For more information, please visit the Nature Generation’s amazing website

Virtual Reception & GEBA Awards Ceremony
Our festival will kick off with a virtual reception and Green Earth Book Award ceremony for interested adults, educators, policy makers, and stakeholders on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 7–8:30 p.m EST. 

PreK-12 Grade Children's Celebration
On Friday, October 8, 2021, teachers and PreK-12 children will meet the authors and enjoy a free, virtual celebration streamed into their classrooms. Teachers of primary, intermediate, and secondary students from across the United States will select from a menu of age-appropriate presentations for their students’ viewing between 10 a.m.–2 p.m. EST.

Parent & Practitioner Workshop
On Saturday, October 9, 2021, teacher candidates, educators, librarians, parents, and citizen scientists will explore how to implement GEBA titles and other activities to foster environmental justice, literacy, and stewardship in their schools, communities, and homes. This free workshop will also offer a age / grade-specific presentations between 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. EST.

The festival is free to the public; donations for guest speakers and the purchase of books for children would be most appreciated. 

Please contact Dr. Cathrene Connery at cconnery@salisbury.edu for more information.

Sponsored by The Nature Generation & Salisbury University’s Department of Early & Elementary Education Ernie Bond Curriculum Resource Center

Zoom links will be forwarded to registrants in advance of the date of the separate events they have signed up to attend.

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