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Habitats of the World School Program

Habitats of the World School Program


In two performances (K-2 and 3-6), award-winning author, Sheri Amsel will take students to visit 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.

This performance 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.


Classroom Drawing Sessions

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.

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.


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 $750 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
Habitats of the World – School Program

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