Aimée Bissonette: “Nature Connections for Children: Why it matters” Virtual Talk
March 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This presentation will include a mix of readings from the works of several children’s nature writers (including Aimée’s) interspersed with a discussion of academic writings and research about the benefits of exposing children to the natural world.
Aimée Bissonette was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, the sixth of seven children. She grew up with her suitcase never fully unpacked—her family moved many times and she attended 8 different schools before graduating from high school. Aimée earned her Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and her Law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. She has worked as an occupational therapist, teacher, lawyer, and small business owner. In addition to her books for children, Aimée has published a book for K-12 teachers and administrators on the legal issues associated with technology in the schools. She lives with her husband, family, and dogs in Minneapolis, Minnesota.