Author Series FREE Family Event

On Our Nature Walk

By Dr Jillian Roberts

Saturday April 15, 2023 1-2pm

ON OUR NATURE WALK - Our First Talk About Our Impact On The EnvironmentJoin us at the museum for this fun family event with Dr. Jillian Roberts.  In honour of Earth Day this month, Dr Roberts will read from her book, “On our Nature Walk” (part of The World Around Us series) and talk about our impact on the environment. The museum has many of Dr Roberts’ childrens’ books for purchase and Dr Roberts will be available to sign your copy of any of her books.

Dr Jillian RobertsDr. Roberts’ best known writings are for children and though deceptively simple, they are grounded in years of research. She writes from the heart and for the young facing life’s greatest challenges. Her work strives to ignite hope and foster understanding, compassion, and resilience. Considered a go-to child psychology expert for journalists, Dr. Roberts is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Global News and the CBC. She is the author of two best-selling and award-winning series of children’s books. “Just Enough” explains topics like birth and diversity to children ages 3-6, while “The World Around Us” introduces kids ages 5-8 to issues like poverty and online safety. She is also the author of “Kids, Sex & Screens: Raising Strong, Resilient Children in the Sexualized Digital Age”, a book for parents seeking to help their preteens navigate our hypersexualized world. In addition to being a highly sought after registered psychologist, tenured associate professor and author, Dr. Roberts is also a wife and a mom to three children.

Explore the Wild Coast with Sam and Crystal

By Gloria Snively

Saturday April 22, 2023 1-2pm

Join us at the museum for this fun family event with author and scientist, Gloria Snively.  In honour of Earth Day, Gloria will read from her Sam and Crystal series and talk about how we can help protect the wildlife around us. This event is designed for children ages 5 to 10, and is a must attend for parents and teachers. Books will be available for purchase.

Three recently released children’s marine science books in the Sam and Crystal series are a feast for the eyes and inquiring minds of all ages. The books feature the adventures of two children, Sam and Crystal, who live on the Northwest coast of the Salish Sea. While visiting their Aunt Kate (marine biologist), and Uncle Charlie (commercial fisherman) and their First Nations friend Ada, the children learn about the wildlife above and below the tideline: bald eagles, great blue herons, hermit crabs, clams, sea stars, sea anemones, sea otters, orcas, humpback whales and many more. The full-colour illustrations are beautiful, detailed and accurate, complementing the wealth of information contained in the text. Throughout, the children learn that everything is connected, and they have a role to play in protecting our animal friends.

Gloria Snively is a professor emerita of science, environmental and marine education in the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, and a former classroom teacher of primary and junior secondary grades. Her passions include First Nations education, giving natural history workshops and talks, and walking the stunning seashores of the west coast. She lives in East Sooke.