Tuesday, June 30th at 6 pm EST
NASA Solar System Ambassador and Tumblehome Author (The Secret Case of the Space Station Stowaways) Pat Monteith will address some of the myths and facts about asteroids and discuss the NASA missions that are expanding our knowledge of these small rocky bodies that sometimes make their way very close to Earth.
ZOOM info:
Wednesday July 10, 2020 at 4:00PM EST
Children’s Author Book Talk. Five children’s authors will be presenting, including Tumblehome’s Eva Pell!
You can register here  –
Thursday, July 16, 3:00PM EST

Tumblehome author & longtime research paleontologist Barnas Monteith discusses the latest, most up to date discoveries in the world of vertebrate (dinosaur) paleontology, which prove just why and how dinosaurs evolved into modern day birds.  

Barnas shows you the smallest dinosaur ever (only 4 inches), and the first fully intact dinosaur fossil with feathers, and complete bird-like dinosaur fossils discovered in China.  You will be treated to some never-before-seen high power microscope (Scanning Electron Microscope) pictures of sauropod (like Brontosaurus) and theropod (like T-rex) dinosaur and bird eggs so you can see just how closely related they are.  

Join us and learn how modern field paleontology is just as exhilarating as the days long ago.


Thursday, July 16, 5:00 PM EST
Illustrated Zoom book talk on Heroic Women of the Art World, for the North Haven Library, North Haven, Maine. The author will speak for about twenty-five minutes on five women from the book: Augusta Savage, Pan Yuliang, Rose Valland, Faith Ringgold, and Rosa Bonheur.  Illustrated lecture with images of the women and their works.
Zoom information forthcoming.
Wednesday, July 29, 6:00PM EST
NASA Solar System Ambassador and Tumblehome Author (The Secret Case of the Space Station Stowaways) Pat Monteith will talk about the Mars Rover! 
Zoom information forthcoming.

Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10 AM EST

Book signing with Larry Scheckel at Dregne’s  Scandinavian Gifts, 100 S. Main St. Westby, WI  45th Anniversary.

Recent Events

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.

December, 2018

At the Science Club for Girls

At the Science Club for Girls’ Science Fest at the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Penny Noyce watched water rockets launch, talked with girls and gave away copies of her latest book, INVENTORS, MAKERS, BARRIER BREAKERS.

November, 2018

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.

October, 2018

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.

October 20

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.