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Habitats of the World School Program - NOW available as a Digital Program

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Habitats of the World School Program

The Habitats of the World program show students deserts, grasslands, mountains and rainforests around the world. Students will learn where all their favorite animals live and find out which are in danger of disappearing forever. They will see examples of camouflage, adaptations, nocturnal life, predators and prey, life cycles and food webs in each habitat.

It features illustrations from the Habitats of the World book series by Sheri Amsel (Raintree-Steck Vaugn Press) and special photos of rare and endangered animals from all over the world. It includes photos of a trip down the Amazon River in search of the mysterious Amazon River Dolphin. Students will also get a look at how book illustrations are made from photo reference to book art.

This workshop is designed to enhance understanding of world geography, habitats, plant and animal natural history and how books are made. It is designed to follow curriculum guidelines for K-6.

NEW! Digital Author Visit Option

Student receive:
1) Access to the Habitats of the World video program (20 minutes, unlimited viewings)
2) The downloadable Habitats of the World activity packet (16 pages of related habitat activities).
3) A bookmark for each student.
4) An autographed set of books for the school library or classrooms involved in the program.
5) Up to three Zoom sessions with the author, who will answer questions (emailed ahead of time).
6) A book sale sheet where students can order discounted books that will be autographed for them and shipped to school to be distributed (so students do not have to pay for shipping).

In School Performances and Classroom Drawing Sessions

Schools receive two 45 minute performances, one for K-2 and one for 3-6. This performance can be followed by several individual classroom visits where each student will illustrate their own habitat poster with a step by step lesson by Ms. Amsel.

Book Signing

The visit includes a Book Sale and Signing offering several of the author’s books at special educational prices. All students receive bookmarks.


The cost for a full day program is $800 plus travel expenses. Several area schools can arrange for week long residencies to split travel costs. Please call to arrange a multi-school residency in your district. In NYS, ask about BOCES Funding.

For more information or to book program dates, call toll free at: 888-497-3765 or 518-962-4977 or email:



Habitats of the World – School Program
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