April 11 – 14, 2019
Tumblehome at the NSTA
Tumblehome will have a booth at the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) national conference in St. Louis, April 11 – 14, 2019. We participated in two sessions: “Using Fiction and Poetry in the Science Classroom:Insights from Authors and Educators” featuring Tumblehome authors Penny Noyce and Cary Sneider and “Artificial Intelligence in the K-12 Classroom” featuring Barnas Monteith.
April 3-4, 2019
Resisting Scientific Misinformation
Tumblehome participated in a Sackler/National Academies of Science international colloquium “Advancing the Science and Practice of Science Communication: Misinformation About Science in the Public Sphere. The poster presenting our free curriculum unit on Resisting Scientific Misinformation was well received.
March 31-April 1, 2019
Massachusetts School Library Association Conference
Tumblehome will be exhibiting at this conference. Penny Noyce will give a talk on Fiction and Narrative in the Science Classroom Sunday, March 31 at 1:45 pm. We will also be sharing our free unit on Resisting Scientific Misinformation and giving away books!
The following are notes from this conference:
Jan 10, 2019
Thursday. Valerie Biel Columbus
Valerie Biel Columbus, WI Books and Beer. Brew Pub. Murder in Wisconsin.
Jan 8, 2019
Tues, 1 pm –Vernon County Historical Society
Vernon County Historical Society: Murder in Wisconsin.
Library box book giveaway:
With the help of the Libra Foundation, Tumblehome is giving away “library boxes” of ten new science-based books to 120 school and town libraries in Maine.
As one librarian wrote, “We are a converted one-room schoolhouse, so a display of these treasures [will] easily be seen by all. We have a number of “after-schoolers” and recently hosted a 7th grade field trip with emphasis on conservation and ecology. . . “
And another: “What an opportunity for us to provide high quality nonfiction for our students while stretching our library budget – win, win!”
Meadowbrook School, November 15
Penny Noyce and Barnas Monteith gave a presentation to students in grades 4-8 about inventors and artificial intelligence.
Inventors Day at the Tech, October 13.
At a launch event for her book INVENTORS, MAKERS, BARRIER BREAKERS, Penny Noyce gave a talk and signed books while the U.S. Patent and Trade Office offered related hands-on activities.
Earthquakes at the Exploratorium, October 20.
A delighted crowd participated in earthquake activities with pasta and hand-holding networks as Cary Sneider launched his new book JAKE AND THE QUAKE.
Jan 6, 2018
Sunday, 1-3 pm. Science program
Science program for New Lisbon Girl Scouts at Bethany Lutheran Church.