Welcome to this page for teachers interested in using the new picture book Salamander Sky as a springboard for project-based learning!

My name is Katy Farber, and I am a professional development coordinator, former sixth grade teacher, and an author from Vermont. I am combining these roles to bring you a plan for project-based learning that is based on my new picture book, published by Green Writers Press in March 2018. I hope you will find it helpful as you plan meaningful instruction and projects with your students that can help them engage with citizen science, local habitats and conservation. The illustrator of this book is the wonderfully talented Meg Sodano.

Please offer any suggestions or feedback on these materials on Twitter (@non_toxic_kids) or email me at katyfarber@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you. I would also love to visit your school and students! I also have project based learning plans and resources for my middle grade novel, The Order of the Trees. I also connect with readers and write about all manner of things at katyfarber.com

I hope you find this site helpful and inspiring. Thank you all you do for students.

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

―Rachel Carson, Silent Spring