Songs and Stories for Early Childhood Educators with Dr. Michelle Martin

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Friday June 17

7:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

Preregistration is required.

Join SWOAEYC & Cincinnati Nature Center for this evening of songs, skits, and stories with Dr. Michelle Martin of Camp Read-a-Rama. Our Nature Preschool building will also be open for a walk-through. We'll enjoy a short evening hike followed by a campfire filled with interactive fun. Light snacks provided. Free to early childhood educators and SWOAEYC members.

Dr. Michelle Martin, a native of South Carolina,  is the Beverly Cleary Endowed Professor for Children and Youth Services in the Information School at the University of Washington, where she has taught current and future librarians since 2016. From 2011-2016, she was the inaugural Augusta Baker Endowed Professor for Children and Youth Services in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. She began hosting Read-a-Rama programs in 2001 as service learning for her students out of her love for both children’s literature and Girl Scouting. In 2008, during her 12 years as Clemson University English faculty, she met Dr. Washington, Clemson faculty in Teacher Education, and they co-taught a class on Ethnic Children’s Literature that resulted in the very first Camp Read-a-Rama. Martin is the author of Brown Gold: Milestones of African American Children’s Picture Books, 1845-2002.

Program participants meet at Cincinnati Nature Center's Rowe Woods location (4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150) at our Fernwood Shelter. 

Tickets are free to early childhood educators and SWOAEYC members.  

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