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Kimberly Ridley teaches nature journaling to students from the outer islands

“As you hold the Talking Shell, share what your favorite wild animal in Maine is with the rest of the group.” That’s how Kimberly Ridley opened up her sessions with the students from the outer islands when they all met for their TLC gathering in late October (Teaching and Learning Conference). Kids, teachers, and parent chaperones […]

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Ridley whirlwind in Washington County!

IRW’s spring community program, Alewives: Small Fish, Big Impact, has officially kicked off in Washington County, starting with visits by Kimberly Ridley, author of The Secret Bay, at four elementary schools. Over two weeks, IRW and Kimberly rode a whirlwind to schools across the county: Jonesport, Pembroke, Sipayik (Pleasant Point), and Edmunds. We also visited […]

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First visit of the school year!

Ruth Feldman and Alison Johnson of IRW arrived at the Trenton Elementary School early on a crisp fall September day. Walking into the school, they couldn’t help but notice the positive energy – from the bulletin board about “Mindset” to the sparkling cleanliness, there was a sense of ownership and pride by all. Maine author […]

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The Secret Pool at Pembroke Elementary School

Jan and Jenna were on the road again last week – visiting Pembroke Elementary School on March 23 with Maine author Kimberly Ridley and artist Rebekah Raye, the dynamic duo that collaborated on good reads such as “The Secret Pool” and the forthcoming “The Secret Bay.” We were excited that second through sixth graders from Charlotte […]

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Lubec Consolidated School students learn about vernal pools with Kim and Rebekah

Power nouns and verbs were abundant in the stories created by the students of Lubec Consolidated School on Tuesday. Guided by writing prompts from science writer and author Kim Ridley, the children selected a vernal pool creature to write about drawing on their imaginations and research. We met a salamander named Bob, a wood frog […]

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Inside Rebekah’s Studio: A Sneak Peek of “The Secret Bay”

Executive Director Jan Coates visited artist Rebekah Raye this week, and scored a sneak peek of Rebekah’s upcoming book, “The Secret Bay,” illustrated by her, and written by Kimberly Ridley. “The Secret Bay” will be published in Fall 2015. It looks great – we can’t wait to see more! Check out the video for your […]

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