This past week Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas. Before the flood waters have even receded, another powerful storm, Hurricane Irma, is developing in the Atlantic. Hurricanes are the most powerful storm on earth. But how do hurricanes form? How Hurricanes Form Hurricanes form when moist air rises over warm ocean waters. The humid, warm […]
As another year of school wraps, we at Travels with Gannon & Wyatt have put together an exciting summer reading list for middle graders. The beauty of long summer days is that they give us plenty of time to play outside, hang out with family and friends, and read! So grab a book, fire up your imaginations and […]
Disneynature’s latest movie, Born in China, comes to theaters April 21! This epic film takes viewers to some of the most spectacular wildernesses in China and features three of the country’s most iconic creatures — the giant panda, golden monkey and the snow leopard. Just as Travels with Gannon & Wyatt brings “the magic of the natural world and […]
The world of a snow leopard is not well known to humans. That is because the habitat of a snow leopard is extremely uninviting. One of the rarest and most elusive animals on earth, the snow leopard lives at high altitudes of the Himalayan Mountains.
Travels with Gannon & Wyatt is what educators call “realistic fiction.” That means the books are a mix of imagination and reality — fictional adventures in realistic settings.
Happy Holidays from Travels with Gannon and Wyatt to you all the young explorers out there! Keep an eye out for more adventures in 2017!
The earth’s wildlife is vanishing. According to the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Report, there has been a 58 percent decline in vertebrate populations between 1970 and 2012. At this rate, it could be 66 percent by 2020. Vertebrates include mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. So, what’s killing off the world’s animals at such […]
Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet visit elementary and middle schools across the country. Conducting research for this adventure series, Wheeler and Hemstreet have traveled to the far corners of the globe. During school visits, the authors tell captivating stories, discuss the writing process, read an excerpt from one of the books, show photos and video from around the world, and explain to students the importance of reading and writing.
Wangari Maathai was a great champion of human rights and environmental conservation. She founded the Green Belt Movement, which helped replant tens of millions of trees in Kenya, and started the Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi. In 2004, she became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She passed away in […]
The following journal entry was written by Keith Hemstreet during a 2009 research trip in the Great Bear Rainforest. September 2, En Route to Gribbell Island Woke early and prepared my equipment for today’s grizzly trek. Got dressed, went upstairs and stepped outside into total darkness. Looked at the clock in the mess hall. It read 4:35 AM. Turns out I […]