Ventura County Reading Association
promoting literacy for all

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41st ANNUAL

SATURDAY    MAY 5, 2018
10:00AM TO 1:00PM
​YOUNG AUTHORS FAIRE & FAMILY LITERACY CELEBRATION

​CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM
3900 BLUEFIN CIRCLE, OXNARD, CA, 93035
(805) 984-6260
Email: OFFICE@CIMMVC.ORG
FREE EVENT WILL BE HELD UPSTAIRS - DOES NOT INCLUDE GENERAL MUSEUM GALLERY ADMISSION

LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT OUR OCEANS
AND REDUCE THE USE OF PLASTIC AT HOME AND AT SCHOOL!

with Guest Author

patricia newman

Patricia Newman writes middle-grade nonfiction that inspires kids to seek connections between science, literacy, and the environment. The recipient of the Green Earth Book Award and a finalist for the AAAS/Subaru Science Books and Films Award, her books have received starred reviews, been honored as Junior Library Guild Selections, and included on Bank Street College’s Best Books lists. During author visits, she demonstrates how her writing skills give a voice to our beleaguered environment and helps kids find their voice.

PRAISE FOR PLASTIC AHOY!

Green Earth Book Award
Junior Library Guild Selection
Finalist for the AAAS/Subaru Science Books & Film Prize for
    Excellence in Science Books

A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year
Towner Award, the Washington State Student Award for 
    AAAS/Subaru Science Books and Films Best Books of 2014
Nerdy Book Club Award for Middle-Grade Nonfiction
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Recommended Book
Authors for Earth Day Book of the Month
Great Day Book of the Month
Nonfiction Spotlight, Middle Shelf Magazine

Young Authors Faire

The Young Authors Faire is a festive and educational event designed to present student writing along with family reading activities that include a special presentation by a guest author!

With the help of teachers, mentors and family members in Ventura County, students create books, newspapers, journals, and other "authored" items. The written works of these children take on special importance when displayed in this prestigious setting.

Classroom teachers, librarians, home school and after-school groups, individuals and families will be displaying children's works.

The Young Authors Faire also gives educators a chance to see the work that goes on throughout the individual classrooms of Ventura County and get inspiration from their colleagues' efforts.

This event is FREE and open to the public.
     Plastic: it’s used to make everything from drink bottles and bags to toys and toothbrushes. But what happens when it ends up where it doesn’t belong—like in the Pacific Ocean? How does it affect ocean life? Is it dangerous? And exactly how much is out there?
     Meet a team of researchers who sailed one thousand miles into open ocean. They explored the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where millions of pieces of plastic have collected from rivers, beaches, and ocean traffic all over the world.
     For nearly three weeks at sea, trash detectives gathered bits of plastic and ocean organisms. Their samples helped them learn more about the effects of plastic in the ocean. Using the scientific method the researchers observed, developed hypotheses, and created experiments. Follow along on the expedition to find out how they studied the Garbage Patch—and what alarming discoveries they made.

Literacy Celebration

This event is also a Family Literacy Celebration to showcase stories, hold book talks, and work with families doing hands-on projects to explore literacy and share the joy of reading!

HELP PROMOTE LITERACY FOR ALL!

CLASSROOM TEACHERS and HOME SCHOOL EDUCATORS who become members of VCRA when registering their class or student for this event or who are already members will receive one free copy of the guest author's book when they attend the event. Don't miss this chance to join a great group, get your students and their families excited about literacy and receive a wonderful book for your school or classroom library.

HELP PROMOTE LITERACY FOR ALL!