Knowledge Unleashed

Claire Eamer, Elizabeth Suneby

Knowledge Unleashed
Event Number: 8
Tickets: $20.00

$9.50 for student groups

Knowledge Unleashed

Claire Eamer, Elizabeth Suneby

Tuesday, October 16
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver

Our climate is changing rapidly and with unexpected consequences comes unexpected knowledge, too. Kids will be held rapt by award-winning Claire Eamer’s descriptions of millennia-old secrets unveiled by the melting of our ice. From traces of unknown plants to fascinating artefacts, these discoveries have created a brand-new scientific field called glacier archaeology. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Suneby shares how children can unveil their own talents in our evolving environment through the story of Iqbal: a keen young scientist who creates a solar-powered stove to help his family. With striking visuals, these authors make curiosity about our world and ourselves contagious.

Grades 3–6.

Generously supported by Rix Family Foundation.

Event Participants:

Claire Eamer

British Columbia

Claire Eamer grew up in Saskatchewan, lived in the Yukon for many years, and now lives on Gabriola Island, BC. She writes mainly about science and history for both kids and adults, although she recently published a picture book, Underneath the Sidewalk, that is definitely neither scientific nor historical. In 2014, she won the prestigious Lane Anderson Award for science writing in the young readers category. Her latest children’s book is Out of the Ice.

claireeamer.com, @CEamer

Elizabeth Suneby

Elizabeth Suneby

United States

Elizabeth Suneby is the author of Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education, a book which earned her widespread critical acclaim and various awards in 2014, such as the Social Justice Literature Award from the International Reading Association. Through writing and leading workshops, she passionately explores topics such as discrimination, determination and education for all. Her most recent book, Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea, introduces children to ideas about sustainable technology.

elizabethsuneby.com@pressed4words