Frisco Book Fest

FriscoBookFestbiofactsMY HAPPY EARTH participated in the Frisco Book Fest on November 4, 2017.  Melissa McCollum presented animal bio-facts from each of the 5 major biomes to teach children how human activity affects the animals and their habitats.


Cookie attended the Frisco Book Fest as well, showing young readers how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  If Cookie Can…so can you!



Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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MY HAPPY EARTH author Melissa McCollum presented #NatureRocks to children visiting the Perot Museum with their teacher parents attending the Educator Family Fun Night on October 23, 2017.  Children of DFW area teachers explored the many museum exhibits, toured the “Journey to Space” traveling exhibition, and took home these nature rocks to hide for others to find.  As part of its mission to promote environmental awareness and action, to educate children about conservation and sustainability, and to encourage children to go outdoors and explore nature, Melissa gave children these hand-painted rocks to post a picture @myhappyearth and re-hide for others to find and re-hide (or find-your-own to paint and hide).


Frisco Book Fest 2017

FriscoLibraryOn November 4, 2017, the Frisco Public Library will be hosting the second annual Frisco Book Fest where guests of all ages can meet and talk with local authors and illustrators, attend presentations and author panels, and discover fascinating new books.  MY HAPPY EARTH author, Melissa McCollum, will be autographing books along with many other local authors in the “Authors in the Atrium” collection during the afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00.  The festival is open to all ages free of charge with no registration necessary.  Visit for full event details.  Come out and join the fun!

Loggerhead Marinelife Center


The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida is committed to sea turtle education, research and rehabilitation, and hosts thousands of school children each year through field trips, outreach programs, summer camps and other educational experiences.  The center includes a veterinary hospital, research lab, outdoor classroom, exhibit hall with live sea turtles and other coastal critters, and resource center.  My Happy Earth is excited to offer the MY HAPPY EARTH book in the Loggerhead Marinelife Center Gift Store as an addition to their unique selection of educational books, gifts, and artwork.

While visiting Florida beaches, we discovered the tracks of sea turtles that had come on shore during the night in search of the best nesting sites, then returned to the ocean after laying their eggs.


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Volunteers mark the sea turtle nests to protect the eggs from beachgoers, and to monitor the incubation time.

World Oceans Day 2017

My Happy Earth offered readings and eco-friendly hands-on activities for South Carolina Aquarium visitors on World Oceans Day, June 2017, in Charleston, SC.  Children created sustainable flower pots out of toilet paper rolls, and read MY HAPPY EARTH, learning how to protect Earth’s oceans and marine life.



The aquarium’s Conservation and Research Specialist, Christi Hughes, along with MY HAPPY EARTH author, Melissa McCollum, provided exciting environmental education, activities and entertainment for aquarium visitors.


Fort Worth Museum of Science and History – All Systems Earth


Melissa McCollum, author of MY HAPPY EARTH, presented animal bio-facts from the 5 major biomes to guests of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History during their All Systems Earth event April 18-20, 2017.  Children learned how human activity affects each animal’s habitat and health, and learned how to implement the 4 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Re-buy) to protect their environment.

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas


Melissa McCollum presented her books, MY HAPPY EARTH  and COOKIE CAN…, to Girl Scout troops of Northeast Texas at their Wonder of Water (WOW!) event in Dallas, and demonstrated the dangers of plastic bags to marine animals and the environment.  The Girl Scouts learned how to protect their natural water sources by applying the 4 R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Re-buy recycled items.  Educational and Fun…all rolled up in one!!!

The Boys and Girls Club of Collin County

Thank you to the children of the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County for doing their part to protect our environment!  MY HAPPY EARTH recently visited the BGCCC in Frisco, Texas, and demonstrated how to make seedling pots out of empty toilet paper rolls.  The children learned how to apply the 4 R’s:  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Re-buy (buy recycled items), and how to give back to their Earth by planting new flowers and trees.  Welcome our newest Earth Ninjas to the Green Team!