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Pamela Gardner will speak to the Oldham Student about weather and the challenges of forecasting the weather in New England. She will also answer student questions. Ms. Gardner is the weekend morning meteorologist for WBZ-TV News, Gardner joined WBZ-TV from WISH-TV in Indianapolis, IN where she was the weekend evening meteorologist. Gardner enjoys the challenge of forecasting weather and decided to leave the severe storms and tornadoes of the Midwest to experience the nor'easters of New England. She is thrilled to call Boston home and when not at work, you can find Pamela, her husband and their adopted dog "Champ" exploring everything New England has to offer including anything sports or food related.
Suzy Becker is an author, illustrator and entrepreneur. She is an internationally best selling author of the book.
All I needed to know I learned from my Cat and Kids Make it Better. In her workshop, "Kids Make it Better", students will learn how an idea became the Kids Make it Better book. Along the way, they find out what motivates author, Suzy Becker, and some other peer activists to make the world better then, students write and draw their own solutions to a world problem. Inspired by the work they have done and heard about, students make individual commitments (big or small) to change the world.
Author and artist, Michael LaFosse is one of the most seasoned and respected presenters of the paper arts. He began teaching origami in 1969, and soon added lessons in paper making and paper sculpting to individuals and groups. In his program, students will enjoy making origami and learning how it relates to math. Origami forms and methods make excellent tools for exploring and explaining many kinds of arithmetic and mathematical concepts - one need not have any knowledge of math to do origami. Folded paper designs can be an eloquent way of demonstrating mathematical and geometric principles.
The Bamidele Dancers and Drummers are from Africa, the Americas and the Caribean. They are dedicated to the preservation of the African and African rooted cultures through dance, music and song.