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2024

January 2, 2024: Western Connecticut State University MFA residency. 

Hotel Zero, Danbury, Connecticut. STARTING SOMETHING, 9-11:30 

February 7, 2024: WORLD READ ALOUD DAY

Contact me directly for an appointment. wrenyoung@gmail.com 

February 12, 2024: Darwin Festival

Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts SCIENCE SUPERPOWERS, 2 pm webinar 

 

February 19, 2024: American Geophysical Union Ocean Science Meeting, 

New Orleans, poster session 2-4 pm

March 2, 2024: NeRDcampCT, Sedgwick Middle School, West Hartford, Connecticut

8 am - 4 pm

MORE info here

Preorder books here

Texas Library Association, San Antonio, Texas 

April 17, 2024:

 THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF CHILDREN'S NONFICTION BOOKS, with Pamela Courtney, M.O. Yuksel, Lesa Cline-Ransome, Susannah Richards 11:30 am -12:30 pm

April 18, 2024:

THEY INSPIRED: HOW TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION THROUGH WOMEN IN STEM, with Jennifer Swanson and Christine Taylor-Butler, 1:30-2:30 pm

 

Cool Science National Showcase, UMass Boston

April 25-26,2024

 

June 4, 2024: Book launch!  

GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS: THE WORLD'S LIVING LABORATORY 

illustrations by Amy Grimes, published by What On Earth?

Byrd's Books Book Launch Party, 4 pm

 

June 8, 2024: World Ocean Day opening of the STEAM room (featuring I Was A Kid!), 

Cape Cod Children's Museum, Mashpee, MA, 9 am

​July 29, 2024: National Marine Educators Association, Boston 

RIDING THE WAVE FROM OCEAN SCIENCE TO OUTREACH, with Michelle Cusolito, 

1:30-2:30 pm 

POSTER SESSION, 2:30-3:30

I WAS A KID, 3:30-4:30

July 31: Mystic Aquarium Women in Science Day, Mystic, Conn. 

September 11-12: New England Independent Booksellers Association, Newtown, Mass. 

AUTHOR'S BREAKFAST, September 12 

October 19: Connecticut Science Teaching Association, Glastonbury, Conn. 

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2022 

The National Writing Project and Weir Farm National Historic Site partnered with I Was A Kid to create a webinar about science notebooks based on the notebooks of Angelica Patterson, George Matsumoto, Melinda Martinez, and Anna Michel -- and featured a live interview with Bridget Ye. Watch it here.   

October 14, 2022, I Was A Kid was the center of presentations to Norwalk Public School Children as part of KC 2022 at Stepping Stones museum in Norwalk, Connecticut. Press release here.

Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants is partnering with I Was a Kid to create live video events about our profilees. Tune in for the live event, and afterward on their YouTube channel or on I Was a Kid’s profile pages. 

 

Founded and directed by National Geographic Explorer Joe Grabowski, EBTSOYP follows scientists as they go about their business from their home labs to extreme locations in the field. In these 45-minute videos, the stars share the excitement of the work they’re doing, and answer kids’ questions and comments. What a great opportunity to inspire! I Was a Kid is thrilled to be part of it. Find out more about EBTSOYP here: exploringbytheseat.com

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2023

 

August 17, 2023: Women in Science Day, Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Connecticut 

September 15-16, 2023: Women's Environmental Leadership Summit, presented by the Center for Environmental Justice, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum.  Presenting the two part workshop I Was A Kid: Diversifying Environmental Spaces Through STEAM 

October 27, 2023: National Science Teachers Association annual meeting, Kansas City, Missouri. Presenting the workshops Visual Storytelling: Comics in the Classroom for Learning and Sharing Your Own Science Stories and I Was A Kid: A Comics-Based, Multimedia Approach to Opening Pathways into STEM for Underrepresented Kids of Today. I'm also part of the STEM Share-a-thon on the 28th.

Fall 2023: I Was A Kid and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at the Cape Cod Children's Museum. 

December 4, 2023: Connecticut Science Teachers Association STEMTASTIC series, virtual 

December 11-15, 2023: American Geophysical Union fall meeting, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California. 

• December 13

TH33F Moving from STEM to STEAM: Integrating the Arts into STEM Geoscience Education and Research, town hall

SY34B-05 Two-Way Gateways: Forming Synergistic Relationships Between Artists and Scientists eLightning session with the amazing Lily Simonson

• December 15 

SY51B-0588 Visualizing the Invisible: Creating Comics Out of View of Land, Ice, and Satellites poster session 

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