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Dr. Temple Grandin
April 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Do you have a budding scientist, inventor, and/or creator in your household? Have you wondered what are the aerodynamics of skipping stones or the physics of making sandcastles? Have you asked if birds use GPS to navigate their migratory routes?
Join us for a virtual event with New York Times bestselling author, world-renowned scientist, and autism spokesperson Dr. Temple Grandin to celebrate the release of her latest book for young readers, The Outdoor Scientist.
In The Outdoor Scientist, Dr. Temple Grandin, an inventor and world-renowned scientist, introduces readers to geologists, astrophysicists, oceanographers, and many other scientists who unlock the wonders of the natural world. She shares her childhood experiences and observations, whether on the beach, in the woods, working with horses, or gazing up at the night sky. This book explores all areas of nature and gives readers the tools to discover even more on their own.
Dr. Grandin is one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. She has a PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois and is a professor at Colorado State University. She is the author of twelve books on autism and animal behavior, including the national bestsellers Calling All Minds, Thinking in Pictures, and Animals in Translation. Dr. Grandin was inducted in the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2018 she was made a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism, and her work has been covered in the New York Times, People, National Public Radio, and 20/20. She was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people of the year and the HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards.