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Forest Talk with Melissa Koch
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Have you gone forest bathing recently? Or noticed what trees in the forest are saying to each other? Join author Melissa Koch at the Decorah Public Library as she shares excerpts from her new book “Forest Talk: How Trees Communicate.”
Koch explains, “In ‘Forest Talk,’ scientists from diverse backgrounds and fields reveal what trees are saying to us and to each other. Trees are essential to all life on Earth, yet humans continue to destroy forests to build roads, cities, homes, and farms. Trees need our help. Learn how to listen when trees talk.”
Decorah Public Library 202 Winnebago Street Decorah, IA 52101
Melissa Koch is an author of nonfiction children's books and inventor of digital learning environments for children, educators, and adults. She specializes in developing materials that encourage youth from diverse backgrounds to pursue their dreams in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Her culturally-relevant STEM curricula activities have received recognition from the National Science Foundation, White House Science Fair, PBS, and others.
Koch lives in Decorah, Iowa, with her husband, son, and Labrador retriever. She and her family enjoy forest bathing and exploring.
Following her book talk, Koch will share why she loves researching and writing children’s nonfiction books, specifically STEM topics; answer questions; and sign copies of “Forest Talk: How Trees Communicate.”
Contact Heidi Swets (563-382-3717) at the Decorah Public Library for more information.