Events & Author Visits

Endangered and misunderstood animals.

April 8, 2021 @ 9:30 am PDT  / 12:30 pm EDT

Virtual Author Visit: Terri Tatchell

This virtual author visit will feature Terri Tatchell, Academy Award Nominee, and author of the Endangered and Misunderstood series.

Endangered and Misunderstood is an ongoing series of beautifully illustrated picture books.  Terri’s work takes a unique approach to the serious subject of lesser known endangered animals, making them wonderfully accessible for young readers.

Terri will spend time speaking with students about the conservation of endangered animals.  She will read Adventures of a Pangopup  from the Endangered and Misunderstood series, a cute story about a naughty young pangolin who thinks he knows better than his mom.  Under the surface, it’s a story about kindness, navigating peer pressure, learning from our mistakes and above all the power of unconditional love. Terri’s other books include Aye-Aye Gets Lucky and Okapi Loves His Zebra Pants.

We will also hear about her uniquely mixed experiences as a Hollywood screenwriter and an author Children’s books.


Times are approximate – we will do our best to keep the event under one hour.

  • Welcome & Introductions (5mins)
  • Author’s Presentation (30 mins)
  • Meet Terri’s animal friends and learn what it means to be endangered
    Storytime: Adventures of a Pangopup
  • Spend a little time unpacking the key lessons of the story
  • Q & A with the Author (15 mins)
  • Brief Virtual Classroom Tour (5 mins)
  • Wrap Up (5 mins)


  • Learners of all ages are welcome. Content is designed for kids in Kindergarten through Grade 5 who are doing in-person learning, remote learning, and homeschooling.
  • Take a break as your students get restless. You can complete the event later via the YouTube Livestream link. Zoom Meeting Tickets also include Livestream access.
  • Continue learning after the event with our Virtual Classroom and other learning resources. We’ll spend a few minutes at the end of the event with a student focused tour of what you can do. Our learning resources are designed especially for teachers and homeschool families, who would like to dig deeper into the content and themes. Information about the learning resources will also be posted on the event webpage.

About the Event: 

When: Thursday, April 8th @ 9:30am Pacific / 12:30pm Eastern
Length: Approximately 60 Minutes
What: Virtual Author Visit with Terri Tatchell
Who:  Everyone Welcome – Designed for K-Grade 5
Curricular Connections: Language Arts, Science
Cost: FREE

Ticket Information: 

Also includes Livestream Access and Learning Resources.

Reserve one ticket per class or family.
You will be prompted to select the number of individual devices connecting to the Zoom meeting.

This option does not include Zoom Meeting access.

Reserve one ticket per class or family.

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