More Reviews of April Sayre’s Conference Talks

“DVAEYC (Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children) has received glowing reports from the participants about your presentations on Wild Words and Playing With Patterns!”

-Jill Marsceill, Conference Coordinator, DVAEYC

“We were so thrilled to have you present at the Picture-Perfect Science GREEN Teachers Institute Workshop this summer! Your presentation was a perfect fit for our program. You showed teachers how naturally science, literature, and writing fit together, and you presented the information in a format that was both interactive and entertaining. Many teachers remarked that they were inspired by your passion for science, nature, books, and learning. We highly recommend your program to teachers of both science and language arts.”
-Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan, science educators extraordinaire and authors of the NSTA teacher’s guide, Picture-Perfect Science

“You were a true jewel at our Wisconsin Conference! Our participants describe you as an an enlightening, entertaining, and compelling speaker. Consider yourself floating in a sea of perfect 10’s. Everyone was so invigorated by the light you shed on their creative worlds. Your presentation, words, and work proved truly empowering and participants are now wandering around uttering ‘Word Joy.’ You need to know you touched many people this weekend in a most incredible way. Thank you so much for being an integral part of our conference and making it such a hit!”
-Peggy Tromblay, Regional Advisor, SCBWI – WI chapter

April, We’re still basking in the success of your presentation– the feedback has been hugely positive. We’re already planning our literary conference for next year, and everyone agrees that you’re a tough act to follow (a compliment).
-Brenda Dales, Ph.D,
Miami University, OH

“I am one of the lucky media specialists who met April Pulley Sayre at this year’s South Carolina Association of School Librarians’ Conference. April has a passion for nature that can make even the most unsure of us want to read and teach more about science….Listening to her talks, viewing her photographs, and learning her animal calls has absolutely awakened my senses to the outdoor world…. Her message that I brought back to my students actually helped us realize that there is a field scientist inside each one of us. It is with pleasure that I can recommend April Pulley Sayre to you as a presenter.”
-Peggy Bayne, Media Specialist, Charleston, SC

“I heard you speak and loved what you had to say so much that I ran out and purchased about six books off of your extensive list of titles. I was especially intrigued about your engaging the student in nonfiction . . . your work is NOT at all what I’ve come to expect from the many nonfiction titles that cross my path everyday. Many years ago I taught at a nature center in Massachusetts and I remember my instructor stressing the importance of experiential learning and the AH-HA response . . .and you really capture that in your books.”

-Gina Reilly, Media Specialist, Beaufort, SC

“April was a pleasure to work with. She was very flexible to our specific program needs and put together a terrific interactive presentation that suited our program goals and audience very well.”

– Kate Salameh, Program Coordinator, Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden, AZ


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