Susan Levine shows students one of the original paintings from Packard Takes Flight

Susan Levine shows students one of the original paintings from Packard Takes Flight

Innovative Elementary School Programs Featuring….

  • Artifacts from landmarks mentioned in the book
  • A live Peregrine falcon
  • Original watercolor paintings from the book
  • Break-out stations for a more hands-on student experience

Each program lasts 75 minutes

Two programs can be accommodated in a single morning

The Perfect Enhancement to any hometown or Ohio “State Study!"

  • Affordable!                                        

  • Unique!

  • Interactive!                      

  • Local!

Email the author for more info at:       Susan@susanlevinebooks.com


What they're saying:

"Bravo! The Packard school program is FABULOUS. Teachers and students cannot stop talking about it. The program is fast-paced, very informative and appropriately designed for elementary-aged students. We ALL learned so much. I am happy and honored to recommend this program to anyone who needs convincing. ".
-Nan Hadley
Columbus School For Girls

A great program! Meeting both the author and illustrator made for a very engaging and informative morning. The students and teachers really enjoyed learning fun facts about the Columbus sites in the book and hearing about the illustration process. They even got to see an original painting and the "dummy" book. And, of course, Legacy the peregrine falcon was a showstopper!"
- Bridget O'Reilly Librarian 
Our Lady of Peace School

"The Packard program is wonderful! It is a "must see" for every school. The breakout sessions are very educational and well presented. Being a Math-Science based school, it was a great compliment to our curriculum".
-Joyce McKitrick
Library Assistant Georgian Hts. Alt. ES @ Old Wedgewood

A Typical Program:

Abby Bramlage from the Ohio Bird Sanctuary talks about Legacy, the peregrine falcon

Abby Bramlage from the Ohio Bird Sanctuary talks about Legacy, the peregrine falcon

The program begins with an opening assembly.  We recommend that all students read Packard Takes Flight or Harriett's Homecoming beforehand so Susan can focus on the writing, publishing and book making process.   A naturalist then brings out a live peregrine falcon so the students can view this magnificent bird up close and learn about it's features and habits.

At this point, students are divided into groups and rotate among smaller stations:

1 . City Landmarks  : Play a fun "grab bag" game that teaches students interesting historical facts about the city sites featured in the book.

2. Book Illustrations  : See all the steps involved in the creation of the pictures for the book: research, rough sketches, original watercolors and dummy book.

3. Falcons  : Learn more about the peregrines in Ohio and their journey back from near extinction.

Here is a link to the School Program Brochure.