MY 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!
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).
On 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 friscolibrary.com/event/frisco-book-fest for full event details. Come out and join the fun!
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.
Volunteers mark the sea turtle nests to protect the eggs from beachgoers, and to monitor the incubation time.
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.
Author Melissa McCollum visited Fossil Rim in Glen Rose, Texas for MY HAPPY EARTH book signings and environmental education opportunities with park visitors in May 2017. Young readers learned about reducing, reusing, recycling and re-buying items made from recycled materials to protect their environment and help animals from becoming endangered or going extinct.
Kudos to this mom for teaching her tot the art of protecting her environment at the MY HAPPY EARTH exhibit at EarthDayTX 2017 at Fair Park in Dallas, Tx.