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Virtual Visits     

Due to COVID-19, all in-person visits, events, and signings are suspended at this time. 

 

Virtual Author Visits, however, are go for launch! Feel free to contact me to plan a video call (via Skype, Google, or Zoom) with your classroom, Scout troop, camp, or community group. More information can be found below.

Virtual Offerings:

MEET KATIE

20-Minute Author Chat

  • Live Q&A session about Katie's novels, writing, and/or science topics of interest.

  • First session FREE for groups of up to 50 participants! Additional sessions $75 per session, with discounts for schools or community groups with demonstrated economic need.

CREATE YOUR OWN SCIENCE ADVENTURE

45-Minute Writing Workshop

  • Participants brainstorm their own science-themed action-adventure book in the style of Katie Slivensky!

  • A thoughtful, step by step guide to creating stories and characters through fun exercises designed to challenge skills, expand creative thinking, and--most importantly--explore what makes each of us unique storytellers.

  • Modifiable for any age range.

  • $185 rate per session (each session for groups of up to 50 participants), with discounts for schools or community groups with demonstrated economic need.

 

FOSSIL HUNTING 101

45-Minute Science Presentation

  • What is it like to go on a real fossil dig? Hear about Katie's adventures in the field, complete with pictures and hilarious anecdotes. Learn about the ancient Eocene of Wyoming and a suite of prehistoric mammals that can teach us a whole lot about life today.

  • Optional extensions include a discussion of evolution and/or a look at the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum--a period of time paleontologists study intensely to understand modern climate change. By request only; these topics will add 10-20 minutes to presentation length. See pricing note below.

  • Modifiable for any age range.

  • $185 rate per session (each session for groups of up to 50 participants), with discounts for schools or community groups with demonstrated economic need. $215 for extended version.

Downloads for Educators:

To download my Promo Sheet, click here.

WHAT'S IN YOUR SKY?

45-Minute Science Presentation

  • Get a planetarium experience, virtually! This presentation utilizes Stellarium and Planetarium 3D to showcase the night sky from any Northern Hemisphere location. Learn how to find planets, stars, and even other galaxies, all while gaining a deeper understanding of these awesome celestial objects!

  • Specific astronomy topics (stellar evolution, solar system composition, human space exploration, and more!) available upon request. Multiple requests may require an extended presentation. See pricing note.

  • Modifiable for any age range.

  • $185 rate per session (each session for groups of up to 50 participants), with discounts for schools or community groups with demonstrated economic need. $215 for extended version.

DARE TO DREAM

45-Minute Motivational Presentation

  • Did I really fall off a cliff looking for fossils? Or separate fighting rhinos at age 13? And just how exactly does being a scientist help me write books? Join me for a motivational look at how I went from being one of the oddest, shyest kids in class to landing my adventurous career as a science educator and author.

  • Includes Q&A session about my novels, writing, and/or science topics of interest.

  • $185 rate per session (each session for groups of up to 50 participants), with discounts for schools or community groups with demonstrated economic need.

Educators, looking for more?

Check out:

:Ruby's Corner:

A collection of STEAM projects and activities!

Katie Slivensky is amazingly knowledgeable about just about everything, and a true joy to have as a guest speaker! When speaking to my class, she answered their questions in depth, and seemed to have an answer for every question, teaching us about all the scientific discoveries and theories to date, from the expansion of the universe to black holes! Yet she explained in a way that made all the information so comprehensible that, although my students are English Language Learners, they were understanding and asking follow-up questions- enthralled by the information. The only question asked after meeting Ms. Slivensky was, “Can she come talk to us again?”

 

-Kate Moore, ESL 5th Grade Teacher

 Somerset School, North Plainfield, NJ

I really liked the presentation that Katie Slivensky did. She was engaging and was really opened up to the audience. She talked to us like a normal conversation. She was telling us how publishing a book was done, and what she liked. It was really exciting and fun the whole time. I’m reading the book, and she matches my sci-fi interest. I can’t stop turning pages. She is an amazing author and super awesome! She even did a few experiments and taught us about force and motion. She is unbelievable! 

 

- Olivia, 5th grade, Michigan

It was wonderful having Katie join us at Kinawa School in Okemos, MI. She immediately had the students enthralled and engaged in the presentation. Teachers loved that she shared a great science demonstration with student volunteers and tied it all back to writing and following your passions. Anyone would be lucky to have Katie come to their school.

 

- Cyndi Webster, Teacher Librarian

Okemos Public Schools, MI

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