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Extreme Survivors with Kimberly Ridley kicks off at Pembroke

Kimberly Ridley‘s latest book, Extreme Survivors: Animals That Time Forgot, is the focus of a program students at four Washington County students have been participating in since earlier this fall. First, they ventured out on a field trip with their teachers and IRW staff to learn about ice ages and explore traces and indications of glacial movements […]

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New-to-IRW author Elizabeth Atkinson visits Charlotte Elementary

A welcome sign out front and a diorama of the setting for the book The Island of Beyond greeted Elizabeth Atkinson and IRW program director Ruth Feldman as they entered Charlotte Elementary School on October 23. During a full school presentation, Elizabeth shared her “spark” for the book and talked about how Maine is her “heart home” […]

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MDIRSS 7th Grade Read brings together students from seven local schools

All 120 seventh graders from seven Mount Desert Regional School System (MDIRSS) schools came together Oct. 20 for Island Readers & Writers’s 7th Grade Read. Students from Connors Emerson in Bar Harbor, Pemetic Elementary in Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Elementary in Northeast Harbor, Trenton Elementary, Tremont Elementary, Swan’s Island, and Cranberry Isles converged at Camp […]

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Jonesport middle schoolers welcome Lauren Wolk!

IRW and Lauren Wolk, author of Wolf Hollow (Newbery Honor), visited students in Grades 5 – 8 at Jonesport Elementary School in October. The 7th/8th grade ELA teacher Marcia McDavid read the book with students before Lauren’s visit, and challenged her students to create scenes and characters from the book out of clay. They were […]

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Anne Sibley O’Brien talks about Korea on Islesboro

A wonderful Welcome sign greeted IRW and Anne Sibley O’Brien upon entering Islesboro Central School! Principal Heather Knight and IRW site coordinator Melissa Olson graciously provided a tour of the school, which serves K-12 students on Islesboro, an unbridged island with about 600 year-round residents. IRW’s school visit program focused on the sixty-two students in Grades K – […]

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Downcast Ice Age Trail Field Trip for Extreme Survivors program

As part of IRW’s Extreme Survivors program, focusing on Kimberly Ridley’s latest book Extreme Survivors: Animals That Time Forgot, students from three Washington County schools met in the bright autumn air to explore and observe traces and indications of glacial movements and other ice age features on the Downeast Ice Age Trail. How have large changes over […]

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