Cynthia loves to speak with students, teachers, and other readers and writers. Please contact her about a virtual or in-person visit. She’ll discuss your needs and goals and design a presentation that meets them.
There are many possibilities! Here are some ideas:
- her books and their topics (nature, transformations, botany, geology, cybersecurity)
- how STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) are related
- where writers get ideas
- tips on the writing process (creativity, patience, persistence, and more!)
- having fun with nonfiction
- creative writing about nature.
She can do read-aloud’s, Q&A’s, slide presentations, games, or a combination of these.
3.4.22 School Visit to Kindergarteners, Indiana
Cynthia is partnering with 4 Kids Books & Toys to read and talk about NIGHT BECOMES DAY: CHANGES IN NATURE!
2.2.22 World Read Aloud Day (WRAD)!
Cynthia had virtual visits with classrooms in Maryland, Texas, and Illinois. A great time!
12.6.21 Speaker, Indiana Association of the Gifted Annual Conference, Indianapolis
Do you often separate scientific topics from artistic ones? Is one more emotional, creative, or experimental than another? Cynthia Argentine will lead discussion of how scientific topics can inspire artistic and creative pursuits. Her presentation will show connections between science, nature, art, music, reading, and writing. She will suggest activities that forge these connections, including observation, classification, and creative writing. She will recommend exciting new STEAM books, including photo-filled nonfiction and picture-book biographies of fascinating scientists.
11.6.21 Live webinar with SCBWI INDIANA – “Opportunities in Nonfiction: A Vast, Vibrant Genre from Board Books to Middle Grade”
Great for writers, teachers, and families interested in exciting nonfiction for all ages. Lots of book recommendations! This is free for IN SCBWI members, and $10 for anyone else. Sign up through SCBWI here!
10.5.21 at 5 pm – Book Birthday PARTY and Presentation!
Hussey Mayfield Memorial Public Library, Zionsville, Indiana. Join author Cynthia Argentine and the staff of the Zionsville Nature Center for this fun-filled book celebration! We will have hands-on nature exhibits for kids! A game! A treat to take home! And books to sign if you’re interested! Let’s celebrate the release of Night Becomes Day: Changes in Nature.
10.8.21 at 10:30 am – Unveiling of the STORYWALK Exhibit!
Elm Street Green Park in Zionsville, Indiana. Join librarian Laura Gangstad and author Cynthia Argentine as they team up to showcase Night Becomes Day: Changes in Nature in the town’s StoryWalk installation. Preschool kids and their parents are welcome. Afterwards, stop by any time between October 8 and October 31 to read the book, page by page, as you stroll the beautiful trail and observe changes in nature there.
10.9.21 noon ET – Virtual LAUNCH PARTY with Author SK Wenger!
Hosted by The Writing Barn, Austin, Texas. Here is a link to register for this FREE event. Come learn how these authors recently met and discovered personal connections dating back almost 30 years! Hear what inspired their books, listen to excerpts, and discover the important roles that change and re-VISION played in publication. Enjoy the fun of two complementary styles—one lyrical, one humorous—while looking for layers and connections within each book. Families, friends, teachers, librarians, readers—all are welcome!
8.10.21 Live webinar for Montessori Family Alliance – “Science—An Open Door to Creativity”
In this lively webinar hosted by Lorna McGrath, Cynthia shares ideas about outdoor play, science-themed art and music activities, the five types of nonfiction, and creative writing about science. To view a recording, go to the Montessori Foundation website. Their weekly webinars are free for members, and membership is reasonably priced at $4.99/month.