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Envirokids Literacy Festival - Day 1 Agenda

Green Earth Book Awards Reception

Thursday, October 7, 2021
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. EST

7:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Welcome to the Envirokids Literacy Festival: Virtual Reception & Green Earth Book Awards Ceremony

Theme: "Earth Action: Healing Our Home"

Amy Marasco

Ms. Amy Marasco
President & Founder, the Nature Generation

Amy Marasco

Dr. Shanetia Clark
Department Chair & Associate Professor of Early & Elementary Education, Salisbury University

7:15 – 7:30 p.m.
A Call to Action for Science Education: Building Opportunity for the Future

National Academy of the Sciences; sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York & W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fund

Heidi Schweingruber

Dr. Heidi Schweingruber
Director of the Board on Science Education, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Nancy Hopkins-Evans

Dr. Nancy Hopkins-Evans
Senior Director of State Partnerships, Instruction Partners & Committee Member, Board on Science Education, National Academy of Sciences

7:30 – 7:45 p.m.
The Nature Generation Video: Storytellers for the Earth

Romany Hall-Sieferman

Ms. Romany Hall-Sieferman
Program Manager for the Green Earth Book Award, the Nature Generation

7:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Black Girl in a Green World: Elevating Voices of Color for a Greener Tomorrow

Oliva L. Walton

Ms. Oliva L. Walton
Education Coordinator, St. Croix Environmental Association & Teaching Fellow, The Nature Generation

8:00 – 8:30 p.m.
The Green Earth Book Awards: Telling the Earth's Stories

2021 Award Medal Winners

Oliva L. Walton

Ms. Deborah Hopkinson
Butterflies Belong Here: A Story of One Idea, Thirty Kids, & a World of Butterflies

Illustrated by Meilo So
2021 GEBA Picture Book Medal Winner

Michele Weber Hurwitz

Ms. Michele Weber Hurwitz
Hello from Renn Lake

2021 GEBA Cadmus Children's Fiction Medal Winner

Josh Swiller

Mr. Josh Swiller
Bright Shining World

2021 GEBA Your Adult Fiction Medal Winner

Lucy Bell

Ms. Lucy Bell
You Can Change the World: The Kids' Guide to a Better Planet

2021 GEBA Children & Young Adult Non-fiction Medal Winner


2021 GEBA Honor Winners & 2020 GEBA Medal Award Winners
Ms. Romany Hall-Sieferman

Program Manager for the Green Earth Book Award, the Nature Generation

8:27 p.m.
Envirokids Literacy Festival Agenda: Activities for Friday & Saturday

Stephen Ford

Mr. Stephen Ford
Education Librarian & Coordinator, Ernie Bond Curriculum Resource Center (EBCRC), Salisbury University

Cathrene Connery

Dr. Cathrene Connery
Associate Professor of Literacy & Children's Literature & Chair, Envirokids Literacy Festival, Salisbury University