SCHOOL VISIT PROGRAM

SCIENCE NEEDS CREATIVES

DR. RUTH BALLARD Ph.D.

A BRIGHT TOMORROW

We live on a special, wonderful planet, teeming with life. It may be the only harbor of life in the Universe! But to survive and thrive, our species must solve the global environmental crisis that’s upon us. Kids need a firm grounding in science to make informed choices in the next two crucial decades, to secure their tomorrow. It’s an urgent problem that needs all hands on board, and I’m here to help!

 

I teach science to children in accurate, age- appropriate ways that paint a hopeful picture of the future they can get behind! My award-winning children’s books, fairy tales, and colorful cartoons create a fun, safe venue for them to explore their changing world and make sense of it.

 

I believe the best part of humanity―ourcuriosity and creativity―can win the day.

 

A bright tomorrow is within our children’s reach, and my mission is to get them there!

TARGET AUDIENCE GRADES 3-12

CLASSROOM VISITS & ASSEMBLIES

My mission is to reach your students with this important message and propel them into a new mindset.

 

I’ve been a professor and forensic biologist for 25 years, simplifying complex science for college students, attorneys, and juries. But I’m also passionate about going deeper, especially with today’s young people.

 

When I share my award winning science-rich children’s books and art, and the inspiring creative works of other scientists, I demonstrate why science needs creatives, and encourage kids to rethink science as a path to harnessing their intuitive selves for the greater good.