STEM Week Continues with Patricia Newman!!

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Author Interview with Patricia Newman – The Return of STEM Week

Patricia Newman


Hey everyone!!

We’re over the moon to have STEM award-winning author Patricia Newman’s back on the Reading with Your kids podcast! Patricia has written some fantastic books that focus on the environment and cover subjects ranging from ocean plastic to sea otters and now elephant communication.

Patricia is here to talk about how everyone can contribute to the advancement of science. and why it’s important for kids to have non-fiction books as part of their reading menu!

In this incredibly informative episode, you’ll learn about various educational books by Patricia. You will find out about zoo scientists who are working to save three species (orangutans, black-footed ferrets, and wild black rhinos) using a variety of methods, from conservation education to breeding programs. Newman also includes ideas on how students can contribute to conservation efforts, such as reducing palm oil usage.

Grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back, and tune in for all the great insights!


More about the Author

Patricia Newman, author of Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation

Patricia Newman has a passion for uncovering fascinating aspects of our world and crafting books that lead children on an adventure of discovery. She gravitates toward stories about animals and conservation science and enjoys sharing her excitement with readers. Books include Sibert Honor title Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem; Junior Library Guild Selection Eavesdropping on Elephants; Bank Street College Best Book Zoo Scientists to the RescueBooklist Editor’s Choice Ebola: Fears and Facts; and Green Earth Book Award winner Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. She frequently speaks at schools, libraries, and conferences about writing and conservation.

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In this episode, You’ll hear

  •  Various children’s books by Patricia Newman that focus on STEM-related topics including the most recent Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation
  • Patricia talks about research, reading, and writing activities for the kids and parents to do together while reading Eavesdropping on Elephants
  • More about “Zoo Scientists to the Rescue”, a book that describes behind the scenes at three zoos to meet scientists working to save endangered animals.
  • Find out how zoo scientists are helping us learn more about these remarkable, at-risk species before it’s too late!
  • Learn more about Green Earth Book Award-winning book by Patrica, Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
  • Follow along on the expedition to find out how scientists studied the Garbage Patch and what alarming discoveries they made.
  • More about Ebola: Fears and Facts by Patricia that addresses questions and concerns about the virus, the history of the disease, its symptoms, and how it spreads.



A big thank you to Patricia for joining us and for sharing her great insights with our listeners!


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We’d love to hear about any other adventure books you’ve enjoyed. Feel free to connect with us on our social media, or email us anytime by contacting us. Happy listening!

Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day!😆


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