Tag Archives: Kimberly Ridley

Charlotte Elementary reveals “Moosehorn Secrets”

Charlotte Elementary School was abuzz on the second day of a two-visit program with Kimberly Ridley, who had spent a day with them two weeks before at Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge. While there, they got to see animals and their habitats up close so that they could return to school and get started on their own […]

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Kimberly Ridley visits Milbridge Elementary School

Milbridge Elementary School welcomed Kimberly Ridley with hallways filled with projects they had worked on after reading her books, “The Secret Bay” and “Extreme Survivors.” There were posters and shadow boxes of estuary creatures, photographs of students visiting a salmon hatchery, Haiku poetry and paintings inspired by a book authored by a Milbridge parent and […]

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New IRW partner school Indian Township Elementary welcomes Kimberly Ridley

We arrived for our first-ever visit to new IRW partner Indian Township Elementary School on a chilly October morning with author Kimberly Ridley, who greeted children as they entered the gym for the all-school presentation. A delight of extreme creatures and ultimate survivors from prehistoric times was presented along with information on vernal pools and […]

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Kimberly Ridley at Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge with Charlotte Elementary

This fall, IRW has been shaking things up by taking our author programs out of the classroom and out into nature! On Oct. 22, the entire Charlotte Elementary School moved to the Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge near Baring Plantation in Washington County where we met with author Kimberly Ridley and biology technician Clayton Merrill. The school bus […]

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Kimberly Ridley at Princeton and Woodland

“Are you ready for some time travel?” That’s how science writer Kimberly Ridley hooked her readers as they delved into her latest book Extreme Survivors: Animals that Time Forgot. IRW journeyed with Kim deep into Washington County to visit both Princeton and Woodland elementary schools. Kids in grades Pre-K to 2 at Princeton worked with […]

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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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