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Steve Parish Visit

This week the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program (SAKGP) had a very important guest!  Author and photographer Steve Parish came and spoke to 3/4M about his love and connection with nature, storytelling and the photos he takes that share his dream with the world.  It was so inspiring to be in the company of this Australian legend.
Steve was equally inspired by JPSS Project Pollination that will take place in week 7 with classes 4F, 4S and 3/4 M. Dr Toby Smith will be guiding us through the scientific rigour of data collection and 'in the field' study, during the National Wild Pollination Count.
Steve taught us about macro photography (taking pictures of small subjects eg. Bees, flowers) and how to tell a story using photos. We got to test out our newly acquired canon cameras and binoculars in our inspiring yummy garden, which is jam packed with natural subjects and interest.
Steve was so excited by our project, that he has offered to work with 3/4M make our own e-book so stay tuned!
Steve has also offered to provide $100 worth of his fantastic books for the best Poem written about bees.  Please place all poems in the box at the office by Friday 27th November

Steve encouraged all the kids to write about what they see and feel as well as take the photographs.  3/4 M have taken lots of photos in the Yummy Garden and will be preparing words to add to their story.  Take a look at the SAKGP section of the newsletter for more information and some of the photos!
If you'd like to know more about Steve and his work check out
I'd like to personally thank Donna N for her cross pollination (pun!) genius and inviting Steve to visit JPSS and the fabulous Danielle H for her work on the canon grant that got the cameras and binoculars for our students.
If you like to know about or participate in the Wild Pollinator Count, visit
The next count is on 15-22 November.
Thank you,
Soraya del Castillo
SAKGP Coordinator/Facilitator