Live Virtual Reading Program

May 26, 2020

{pages} bookstore and the Roundhouse Aquarium will host a Live Virtual Reading Program on Tuesday, May 26 from 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom.

{pages} bookstore, award-winning children’s book author Seth Fishman, and the Oceanographic Teaching Station, Inc.’s Roundhouse Aquarium will partner together to bring ocean science programming to K-3 students who are at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. In conjunction with the May 19th release of Seth Fishman’s children’s book “The Ocean In Your Bathtub,” {pages}, Fishman and the Roundhouse Aquarium will educate school-aged children about the ocean and its connectivity between humans, and communities. In a live virtual reading program, students will be able to view Seth Fishman read his book virtually and hear from a Roundhouse scientist. Both will answer questions live from {pages} in Manhattan Beach.

Illustrated by Isabel Greenberg, autographed copies of “The Ocean In Your Bathtub” by Seth Fishman, is available for pre-order at {pages} bookstore.

“When the Roundhouse Aquarium temporarily closed its doors in mid-March to ensure everyone’s health and safety, we pivoted our in-person programs to virtual learning tools. Our partnership with {pages} and Seth Fishman allows us to bring rich ocean science programming and positive educational initiatives to students who are now learning from home,” said Grace Adams, executive director of the Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc.

“We strongly believe in finding ways to inspire reading and literacy in our community. The Roundhouse Aquarium and Seth Fishman are good neighbors and {pages} is excited to work with local partners, especially during this pandemic. We’re all in this together and this collaboration allows us to offer the community a new dimension to learning science and reading,” said Linda McLoughlin Figel, owner {pages} a bookstore in Manhattan Beach.

“When we think of oceans, usually we think of big animals like orcas, but the oceans are so much more. We are connected to it in so many ways and how better to teach children about the ocean than to have this partnership with {pages} and the Roundhouse Aquarium. What binds us together is a common desire to teach children and adults about our profound connection to one another and the big wide ocean,” said children’s author Seth Fishman.

Other virtual book reading events will be held in May and June.

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