Lynne Cherry is an author as well as an artist, well-known for classic children’s book about the rainforest, The Great Kapok Tree. Her first book for Dawn Publications is How We Know What We Know about Our Changing Climate. Project Green Schools recently honored Lynne with its Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing her as a “hero who has dedicated her life to Green Education.”
Lynne lectures widely – and passionately – about how children can make a difference in a democratic society. If they feel strongly about something, they can change the world. She explains to educators how using nature to integrate curriculum makes a child’s learning relevant.
Along with Gary Braasch, Lynne founded the Young Voices for the Planet film series. The mission of the series is to limit the magnitude of climate change and its impacts through empowering children and youth, through positive success stories, to take an essential role in informing their communities — and society at large, challenging decision-makers, and catalyzing change since they will bear the brunt of climate disruption. Find out more at http://www.youngvoicesonclimatechange.com/about-young-voices/