We are rolling out another Young Readers Book Club where we will be reading and discussing Dr. Carl Safina’s book titled Beyond Words: What Wolves and Dogs Think and Feel. I’ve had the privilege of meeting Carl multiple times and attending his talks. He speaks with a true passion for the living world and the animals inhabiting it. Carl runs the Safina center, which is an organization committed to advancing the conservation of wildlife and the environment, and giving a voice to nature. As an ecologist and an Endowed Chairperson at Stony Brook University, Carl Safina has not had any shortage of incredible experiences all around the world, a couple of which he highlights in his latest book.
I invite any of our student volunteers who are in 8th & 9th grade** to join us for this exciting opportunity. We will be running a two month long book club in collaboration with Sue’s Seedlings Program, meeting once every other week to embark on a journey of the triumphant and heartbreaking stories about the wolf population at Yellowstone National Park, and viewing the parallels between dogs both big and small. For our last meeting, Carl Safina will be joining us in person to share his experiences and answer any questions you might have about these animals.
**This is limited to 8th and 9th graders being that this book is a young readers version.
So if you are interested in wildlife conservation and field research, enjoy an easy read, have a passion for animals and the environment, and want to learn more about what scientists are doing around the world to protect these animals, then this might be a great opportunity for you!
Spaces will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. You must be able to attend ALL dates and times of each session.
Books and materials will be supplied – all sessions will be meeting at the Avalon Barn located on Shep Jones Lane in Stony Brook.