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Virtual Author Talk with Wendy Gorton

October 5, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Spark a love of nature in childhood and beyond with author Wendy Gorton!

The Gunn Memorial Library and the Hickory Stick Bookshop are pleased to welcome Wendy Gorton for a virtual author talk on her latest book 50 Hikes With Kids: New England . Gorton will share the best hikes for little legs in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont and help parents and caregivers spark a love of nature in childhood and beyond. Gorton will discuss technology usage on the trail and highlight the best little adventures just outside your door.

Every entry in Gorton’s book includes the essential details: easy-to-read, trustworthy directions; a detailed map; hike length and elevation gain; bathroom access; and where to grab a bite to eat nearby. Full-color photographs and scavenger hunts highlight the fun things to see along the trail. New England kids live in a magnificent natural playground—this adventure companion helps them explore its forests, mountains, beaches, and waterfalls.

Wendy Gorton holds a master’s degree in learning technologies and is a former classroom teacher. As part of her quest to bring science education alive, she worked as a National Geographic Fellow in Australia researching Tasmanian devils, a PolarTREC teacher researcher in archaeology in Alaska, an Earthwatch teacher fellow in the Bahamas and New Orleans, and a GoNorth! teacher explorer studying climate change via dogsled in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Today, she is a global education consultant who has traveled to more than fifty countries to design programs, build communities, and train other educators to do the same.

Signed copies of this book are available at the Hickory Stick Bookshop. Visit their website at https://www.hickorystickbookshop.com/ or call them at 860-868-0525.


October 5, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Gunn Memorial Library
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