September 1, 2012

September 1, 2012
Teaching children about the natural world should be
 treated as one of the most important events in their lives."
 ~Thomas Berry 

Little Mad Scientists' Club presents

 with Matt Black
Sunday September 16, 2012
15h00-16h30, Space limited to 12 (for ages 5-8)
email Heather at:
Workshop description: Workshop description: Even though we live in a big city, evidence of the changing of seasons is all around us, and you can find a lot going on in the natural world right here in Paris's many parks and green spaces!  Come celebrate "La Rentrée" with an Autumn Scavenger Hunt at the Champ de Mars with Matt Black.  We'll look for signs of the arrival of autumn among the trees, animals and other natural inhabitants of our city. 

To reserve your spot:
Please email Heather at Subject: Scavenger Hunt.
Participation fee: 12 euros, must be paid in advance to secure your spot.
Check payable to Gifted in France, Address: 39 ave de Versailles, 75016. 
Please note that payment is non-refundable as we have fixed costs associated with
this activity.  

About Matt Black: 
Matt Black has been a professional educator for almost two decades, and has always loved making music fun for kids.
His interactive performances incorporate humor, movement, silliness, singing, and even some (gulp) learning.

Apart from his work as a musician, Matt is a science teacher at the Lennen Bilingual School in Paris, and has previously served as an educator and program director for the Connecticut Audubon Society and the New Canaan Nature Center in Connecticut.  He was formerly on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association, and has also served as a lecturer at Yale University and with the Yale Alumni College Abroad program.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and was the editor of the Franklin Watts Encyclopedia of the Environment among several other science and environmental publications for children. You can learn more about Matt at

Thank you Heather for hosting this month's workshop.  We hope to hear from more parents who can host other LMS activities for curious minds.

Best regards, 
Helen Sahin Connelly

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