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2012 Naomi C. Chase Lecture featuring Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop

Nic-Bishop-160x240.jpgsymontgomery.pngThe 2012 Naomi Chase lecture will be delivered by acclaimed authors/illustrator Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop on Thursday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m., in the Elmer Andersen Library, University of Minnesota, West Bank. They will discuss their collaboration around several books in the Scientists in the Field series in their talk, Adventures with Scientists in the Field: Tarantulas to Tree Kangaroos. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Sy Montgomery is an adventurer, trekking all over the world to research interesting biological phenomena. An avid conservationist, she writes for both adults and children in an attempt to help them understand the creatures we share the earth with. All of his life, Nic Bishop has lived in fascinating places all over the world. Trained as a biologist, and an avid photographer, he also writes for both adults and children. Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop worked with Houghton Mifflin publishers to found the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series, contributing five title to that series including The Snake Scientist, which won the International Reading Association Book Award in 2000 and was a 2000 Orbis Pictus Honor Book. Another book in that series by Montgomery and Bishop, Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot, won the 2011 Sibert Medal for most distinguished informational book as well as the 2011 National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students. Montgomery and Bishop have each published over 15 books for young readers, both collaboratively and individually. The lecture will be followed by a reception and autographing.

This annual event is co-sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the Children's Literature Research Collections/Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota. Book sales courtesy of The Red Balloon Bookshop.

The Elmer L. Andersen Library is located at 222 - 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455. For additional information contact Cathy Zemke or Dr. Lee Galda.

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