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Busy month raising awareness for sharks

It’s been a busy month talking to kids about  shark and ocean Mission Shark Rescue coverconservation, my new book MISSION: SHARK RESCUE (National Geographic Children’s Books March 2016). This week Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Oceanscape Network is highlighting me as part of their S.T.E.A.M. Powered: Profiles in Science, Creativity and Exploration.

This multi-part series features five women who are at the tops of their fields in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Over the 2015-16 school year, one week will be dedicated to each person, highlighting their education, careers and innovative contributions to their various disciplines — including the discovery of new species, the exploration of hostile ecosystems and the conservation of marine species.

This week, schools are encouraged to submit students’ questions to me via the Oceanscape Network. So stop on by and send me a question.

School Visits April 2016 (12) 448 x 274For the next several months,  I am also sharing my shark conservation message with students throughout Oregon as part of a community service effort with Barnes and Noble (Tualatin) and throughout the world through Skype.


Mission Shark Rescue out NOW!

Mission Shark Rescue coverWoo hoo, MISSION SHARK RESCUE (National Geographic Children’s Books) is now available. It is gorgeous!  Learn why sharks are so incredible. Meet amazing scientists, like Dave Ebert, Rachel Graham, Dean Grubbs, Michele Heupel, and Mahmood Shivji. Plus,  you’ll discover ways you can help save sharks.

New board books for babies!

Oh baby! My first two books for a younger audience (much younger!) will be out August 2016: PEEK-A-BOO and LOOK UP! Both board books are part of the fantastic National Geographic Kids Look and Learn series for babies. What an exciting and interesting challenge writing for this new audience.

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Available August 2016
Available August 2016

Women in Ocean Science honored…and I’m one of them!

I am excited to announce that Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Oceanscape Network has included me in their  S.T.E.A.M. Powered: Profiles in Science, Creativity and Exploration along with 4 other amazing women who study and explore the ocean:  Heather Bracken-Grissom, Tamara Frank, Andrea Marshall, and Edith Widder.

Thank you Oregon Coast Aquarium for including me in this list with such extraordinary and remarkable women. Having had the great pleasure of interviewing and writing about all of them and their work…I’m speechless!

Here’s a fun video from Oregon Coast Aquarium introducing the year-long event:

My New Shark Book

My latest book will be out March 2016!

Sink your teeth into ocean conservation with… MISSION SHARK RESCUE: ALL ABOUT SHARKS AND HOW TO SAVE THEM by Ruth A. Musgrave, National Geographic Kids