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  • Writer's pictureTrudi Trueit

Meet a Real NG Explorer

Explorer Academy Recruitment Days may be coming to your school! On October 9 & 10, 2019, National Geographic explorers will fan out to visits schools in a bunch of cities across the U.S. and Canada. It's all part of the launch of the third book in the Explorer Academy series: The Double Helix. Explorers will visit schools in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Cincinnati, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Seattle, Washington, DC, and Vancouver, BC (whew!). They'll talk about their adventures and share what inspires them to help motivate the next generation of explorers.

I'll be visiting students in the Seattle area with National Geographic explorer, photographer, and eco-health researcher, Gemina Garland-Lewis. I wish I could stop in at ALL of the sites to hear the explorers speak and meet young readers, but that would be quite a feat. That's why last week, I headed to KOMO TV (ABC) in Seattle to tape a special message that will be played at each school. It was great fun to be back in front of a camera again (I used to be a TV news reporter and weather forecaster, and did my college internship at KOMO).

While at KOMO, I was also able to tape a special message for the Children's Book Council. In honor of the100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, The CBC has teamed up with KidLit TV to release 100 short videos this year, featuring a variety of authors and illustrators! I was thrilled to be invited to give a short talk about my journey to becoming a writer and some of the challenges I faced along the way. KLTV is available in over 600,000 schools worldwide vida their website and distribution partners. So, with a little luck, I'll see you somewhere online soon!


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