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Sally Meadows

Photo: Erin Crooks Photography 2016

Sally Meadows is an award-winning author, speaker, and singer/songwriter who has lived many places across Canada and currently resides in New Brunswick. Her former work as a scientist, scientific editor, science outreach educator, and teacher has given her a rich background to draw from for her five children's books, most of which incorporate or are a compilation of science facts that help raise science literacy amongst elementary school children. Since 2015, Sally has spoken to, and delighted thousands of students who have participated in her hands-on sciences activities during her author readings. Sally is an advocate for children on the autism spectrum and raises autism awareness with her book The Two Trees. Sally has also facilitated workshops, and/or written articles for adults and/or children on, writing, writing as a business, organization, and songwriting; and her short stories have been published in a number of anthologies in both the mainstream and faith-based markets.

Phone number:
3062297757

Publications

The Two Trees. Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2015
Beneath That Star. Word Alive Press, 2015
When Sleeping Birds Fly: 365 Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom. Siretona Creative, 2018
The Underdog Duckling. Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2018
When Crocodiles Cry: 365 MORE Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom. Siretona Creative, 2019

Awards

Saskatchewan Book Awards - Best Children's Book - Shortlist for The Underdog Duckling, 2020
The Word Awards - Best Children's Book (General Market) for The Underdog Duckling, 2019
The Word Awards - Best Children's Book (General Market) - Shortlist for When Crocodiles Cry: 365 MORE Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom, 2020
The Word Awards - Best Children's Book (General Market) - Shortlist for When Sleeping Birds Fly: 365 Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom, 2019
The Word Awards - Best Short Fictional Story for "A Blessed Christmas" in Christmas with Hot Apple Cider, 2018
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

This interactive, visually interesting curriculum-relevant presentation uses props, videos, and images to help raise science literacy and stimulate curiosity about the natural world. I share how taking the time to observe nature and/or doing research can give students ideas for a short story or book, using my book The Underdog Duckling as an example. The presentation ends with a true or false quiz based on my animal trivia books When Sleeping Birds Fly and When Crocodiles Cry which stirs excitement and engages the students' imaginations. Optional: I can do a short reading from my book The Two Trees which helps raise autism awareness and sensitivity for those on the spectrum and their siblings.

Presentation Length:
50-60 minutes
Genre:
Picture Books, Middle Years Non-Fiction, STEM
Grades:
1-5
Audience size:
Up to 100
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$250
Two sessions:
$400
Three sessions:
$500 (full day)
GST:
GST not applicable