Schools and Libraries
Karen Patkau (pronounced “PAT-co”) shares two passions in her presentations. One is her love of nature. The other is the art of the picture book. Karen aims to educate and entertain, as well as to give children and teachers insight into the creative process. Virtually or in-person, Karen would love to come to your school or library. For more information about her visits or to buy books contact Karen.
PREHISTORIC TIMES – JK to Grade 3
Session includes reading and discussion of two of my titles: Triceratops Stomp and CREATURES Yesterday and Today, as well as an onomatopoeia word game. Session can be adapted for younger groups and divided into 2 half sessions.
WHO NEEDS AN ECOSYSTEM? – Grades 2 to 5
Session includes a presentation based on Karen’s Ecosystem Series: Who Needs a SWAMP?, Who Needs an ICEBERG?, Who Needs a JUNGLE?, Who Needs a DESERT?, Who Needs a PRAIRIE? and Who Needs a REEF? Students will discover how each ecosystem is a remarkable community of living things interacting with its unique environment and a contributor of life-sustaining services for the whole planet.