Lindy's experiences as a
librarian at Taronga Zoo, and her involvement with the Zoo's education
program was the inspiration for her picture book ZOOming in on Taronga.
Her book is designed to enhance a child's experiences at the zoo, and
the clever, crazy story of the animal photographs provides an entertaining
introduction to the magical world of Taronga Zoo. As Lindy says, 'it
highlights the zoo's unique harbourside location, its fabulous animals
and promotes the work going on there by dedicated staff. It encourages
children, and adults, to better understand the role of zoos, especially
the behavioural enrichment of animals in zoos.'
Lindy lives in
the northern beaches area of Sydney with her family. She has many
as a teacher and librarian and her school presentations centre around
a range of activities related to her picture book. Lindy loves to
schools and community organizations to share her ‘behind the scenes’ experiences
at Taronga Zoo.
A visit by Lindy can be arranged
to enrich your plans before or after your excursion to Taronga Zoo.
Lindy enjoys involving the students using animal masks and hats in dramatic
play, explaining the ideas behind her book and encouraging students
to use their ideas and imagination to create their own picture book.
Facts and Fun for Kids (written with Rugby Union legend John
Eales), was released in September 2003. Lindy comes from a
rugby family and she has a range of interesting activities
to help students understand the history and traditions of the
game and to broaden everyone’s knowledge about this worldwide
and Australian sport. Lindy has also recently completed three
Focus magazines for Scholastic
that support current curriculum topics - Shelter, Melbourne
2006 Commonwealth Games and Insects.
Some comments about
her presentations include:
'Lindy has a wonderful way with the children. Great interaction
and attention to detail.'
'It was an absolute pleasure having Lindy at our school'
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