Programs

Please contact Annette to discuss how school visits and programs can be altered to fit your group's needs. Annette primarily speaks to groups in her local area of southeastern Pennsylvania, including parts of Delaware and Maryland. Schools, libraries, and private groups are welcome!



Children's Programs

Children's Groups

Nonfiction Notes
Annette shares with children the excitement and discovery process of nonfiction writing. Using her writing process as an example, she answers some of kids' big nonfiction questions. Where do ideas come from? How do you research? How does it become a book? Children catch the nonfiction excitement for themselves and learn a few cool insect facts!
Insects Make WHAT?!
Insects play a big role in the products people use and even eat. Join Annette as she teaches about surprisingly useful insects and their hard, colorful, sweet, and soft products in this interactive children’s program. 
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Beyond the Prairie Girl
Annette engages all generations in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder as she discusses how the pioneer girl we read about in the Little House books became an author and  about the adult life of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Pioneer Childhood
What was it like to be a child on the American frontier? Annette engages the audience about westward expansion, education, play, and home life for the pioneer children.

Children's Workshops (maximum 25 participants)

STEM and Pioneer Workshops
Roller Coasters- Explore the physics of roller coasters and create miniature coasters.
Bridges- Learn all about different types of bridges. Build beam and suspension bridges and test their strength.
Candle Dipping- Dip candles to keep and learn how pioneers made candles.




Butter Making- Make (and taste) homemade butter. While the children make butter, they learn about pioneer life.
Pioneer Games- Experience a variety of pioneer games and learn about pioneer entertainment.
Pioneer Life- Collect and identify garden vegetables, wash laundry using a washboard, and learn about pioneer life. An outdoor setting is preferred.


Adult Programs

Journey of Patience

Patience often looks like waiting, but it's more than that. Annette shares how her impatience gets in the way of relationships and faith. Though changing behavior and attitude is a start, it is the fruit of the Spirit which enables her to sincerely love others. Read a partial talk here.

Blogging 101 Class

An introductory class for adults and teens who want to create a blog but are not sure where to begin. The class explains blogging basics and platform options. It also discusses the importance a blog's niche, name, and design. Blogging 101 provides the foundation needed before you begin or create a blog. 

Cut the Clutter

What is clutter? When is it a problem? How can I overcome it? Cut the Clutter discusses these questions and more while motivating you to take action. Faith-based groups can request Clutter Crowds Out Jesus in addition to Cut the Clutter.   

Pioneer Tea

Those who read Laura Ingalls Wilder or just enjoy learning about the American pioneers participate in a game and discussion about the lives of pioneer women and how Laura Ingalls Wilder became an author over light refreshments.  

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Beyond the Prairie Girl

Annette engages the audience in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder as she discusses how the pioneer girl we read about in the Little House books became an author and  about the adult life of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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