Saturday, February 2
This children’s book launching focuses on an exploration of the
unique characteristics of animals and highlights the latest children’s
book Wild Discoveries: Wacky New Animals
Scholastic Press and authored by Heather L. Montgomery. Every day
children hear about habitat loss, pollution and extinction. They need to
hear about the wonders of wildlife, the power of science and the joy of
This book and event show children that
- every year more than 15,000 new species are discovered.
- weird and wacky creatures are still being found - a web-slinging
worm, a monkey with an upside-down nose, a frog that you can see
- discoveries can be made at truck stops, roadside ditches - even back yards!
- children make these discoveries, too!
Inside activities planned include a combination of educational and
hands-on crafts, games and yummy refreshments for children of all ages!
The author, Heather L. Montgomery, will be on hand to sign her latest
book as she shares stories about recent discoveries of new and wacky
wild animals in Alabama and beyond. Children are encouraged to dress up
as their favorite animal, or to come as a new wacky one. Thirty-minute
guided walks will take small groups of guests through the Garden on an
exploration for new animals. Each walk will culminate in the Anderson
Education Center Classroom with a live reptile display and a
presentation by the author.
Fee: $15 per child (parents free with membership or Garden admission)
(Fee includes a copy of the book)
Registration required. Call 256-837-4344 or email email@example.com.