Nipigon River, Ontario


Making Seaker school presentation

Ideal for Grades 3-6

In this interactive school presentation, Karen reveals the inspiration behind this Middle Grade STEM novel—including Paddle-to-the-Sea and her own STEM journey—along with the writing process.

Karen will look at girls and STEM, confidence, and what Jamie’s Seaker project is all about. She'll also talk about the persistence required to overcome obstacles in a STEM project by sharing the successes and failures involved in the ongoing attempts to actually create a Seaker (a trackable model boat).

After a brief reading from Making Seaker, there's time for Q&A, followed by a draw for a copy of Making Seaker.

Format: Virtual or In-person where allowed.

Presentation Details:
Length: 45-60 minutes The length of presentation and depth of information shared are determined by the age range of children in attendance. To promote interaction, Karen prefers to meet with smaller groups (maximum four classes) with no more than a three-grade spread (i.e. Grades 3–5 or 4–6).

Equipment Required:
  • two medium-sized tables to hold presentation materials
  • separate table and chair for book sales (if requested)
  • computer and projector for displaying PowerPoint presentation from a USB drive

To book a presentation, email Karen at