We are wild about Page Turner Adventures and we are excited to partner with them for Summer Experience 2021!  Page Turner Adventures is bringing you eight weeks of virtual content, five days a week, so there's something "pawsome" happening every day this summer!  Get ready to participate virtually in animal-themed comedy shows & field trips, create crafts, meet authors, mix up recipes, & more!  
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HOW IT WORKS:

 
  • Page Turner Animal Adventures virtual event runs for 8 weeks (5/31 - 7/30), 5 days a week (Mon - Fri).  Every day there's something new to enjoy!

  • Videos become available on their scheduled date at 11 AM & are available for viewing any time after the 11 AM premiere throughout the entire summer.

  • Enjoy Page Turner Adventures content in two ways.  Choose the method below that works best for you!

Watch On Our Website

  • Check out our schedule of events below for upcoming programs. 

  • The preview videos will be replaced by the full length videos at 11 AM on their scheduled date.

  • Enjoy the videos right from our website without having to log in - convenient!

  • If you prefer to view full-screen videos, check out our instructions on the right for viewing videos on Page Turner Adventures' website.

Watch On Page Turner's Website

  • Check out our schedule of events below for upcoming programs. 

  • At 11 AM on the scheduled date of the program, click on the program image.  This will bring you to Page Turner Adventures' website where you will need to log in to access the video.

  • Log in with this info:
    - Username:  lafourche
    - Password:  summer2021

  • Links to full-screen videos will also be shared on our Facebook page at 11 AM on the scheduled date of the program.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 
*Note that content will not be available to view until 11 AM on the scheduled date.*

WEEK 1:  FARMYARD FRIENDS (MAY 31 - JUNE 4)

Get ready for cows on trampolines & chickens with attitude during our first week of fun with farmyard friends.
 

MON, 5/31

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SHOW DAY

TUE, 6/1

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CRAFT DAY

WED, 6/2

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AUTHOR DAY

THU, 6/3

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MASH-UP DAY

FRI, 6/5

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GUEST DAY

MONDAY, 5/31 - SHOW DAY
Myrtle Over the Moon

In this original Moooosical Adventure, a “boring bovine” seeks love and fame on MooTube by attempting to jump over the moon using a trampoline, roller skates, and a jetpack. She fails, but finally realizes the appreciation she craves was there all along. A cast of talented kids join Kenny and Page Turner in a fun tale of farmyard friendship.

TUESDAY, 6/1 - CRAFT DAY
Cow Over the Moon Paper Plate Spinner

With a few paper plates and some simple supplies, you can make your own Myrtle Over the Moon! Or Sam Over the Moon, or Jessica Over the Moon, or…

WEDNESDAY, 6/2 - AUTHOR DAY
Tammi Sauer

Tammi Sauer has written 30 picture books with more on the way! In this Author Spotlight, Tammi will tell us about two of her fun farm-themed books, The Farm That Mac Built and her latest book, Not Now, Cow.

THURSDAY, 6/3 - MASH-UP DAY
Clucking Chicken Cups Craft

Time for another egg-cellent craft. Today we’re making chickens out of cups that actually cluck!

FRIDAY, 6/4 - GUEST DAY
Farmer Kamal Bell, Sankofa Farms

Kamal Bell had a farm…ee i ee i oh! Kamal will take us on a virtual tour of Sankofa farms, including their working beehives!

WEEK 2:  FISH TALES (JUNE 7-11)

Oceans, lakes, rivers, & ponds are filled with watery wonders.  This week, we'll dive deep into stories, crafts, & adventures dedicated to the aquatic life.
 

MON, 6/7

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SHOW DAY

TUE, 6/8

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CRAFT DAY

WED, 6/9

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AUTHOR DAY

THU, 6/10

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MASH-UP DAY

FRI, 6/11

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GUEST DAY

MONDAY, 6/7 - SHOW DAY
The Ocean's Got Talent

We’ve searched the seven seas for some of the ocean’s most talented creatures. Octopus will perform an amazing escape, Mantis Shrimp will prove he’s not just a pretty face, and Angler Fish has an act you’ll definitely want to catch. With all this talent, will Sea Slug be able to shine? Puppetry and live action make this show a watery wonder.

TUESDAY, 6/8 - CRAFT DAY
"Printed" Ocean Scenes

With some recycled styrofoam and water based markers, you can “print” your own beautiful ocean scene.

WEDNESDAY, 6/9 - AUTHOR DAY
Kate Messner

Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Her many titles include Chirp, and the popular Ranger in Time chapter books about a time-traveling dog. In this video, Kate talks to Page Turner about the creatures who live Over and Under the Pond AND Over and Under the Rainforest!

THURSDAY, 6/10 - MASH-UP DAY
Coffee Filter Fish Craft

With some water based markers and a little H2O, coffee filters are transformed into colorful sea creatures.

FRIDAY, 6/11 - GUEST DAY
Yasu Ishida, Magic Story Artist

Yasu is an award-winning performer who combines traditional Japanese theatre, music, origami, magic, and storytelling into one-of-a-kind performances. Yasu amaze you with stories, then show you how to make your very own origami water creatures!
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WEEK 3:  PET PALS (JUNE 14-18)

Cat, dog, or ... chinchillas?  This week, we'll stick close to home as we take a peek into the secret world of pets.
 

MON, 6/14

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SHOW DAY

TUE, 6/15

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CRAFT DAY

WED, 6/16

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AUTHOR/ILL. DAY

THU, 6/17

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MASH-UP DAY

FRI, 6/18

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GUEST DAY

MONDAY, 6/14 - SHOW DAY
Such a Library!

Kenny’s many pets keep interrupting his Zoom call and he is frustrated! So Page Turner tells him the folktale, It Could Always be Worse. Then she gives it a modern-day twist by transporting the tale (and the audience) to a library filled with animals, a magical book, a wacky librarian named, Miss Understood.
Based on the book Such a Library! by Jill Ross Nadler (aka Page Turner).

TUESDAY, 6/15 - CRAFT DAY
Pet Pop Up Books

With an old file folder and a pair of scissors, kids can create their own magical Pet PopUp Book just like Miss Understood’s!

WEDNESDAY, 6/16 - AUTHOR/ILL. DAY
Donna Gephart & Francesca Chessa

Author Donna Gephart and illustrator Francesca Chessa who will talk about their picture book Go Be Wonderful!, which features a spunky girl named Daisy and her pet dog, Mr. Bonkers. We’ll also get a sneak peek at Donna’s new novel for older readers, Abby Tried & True. And we’ll have a bonus video from Francesca Chessa that shows kids how to draw their own pet pictures.

THURSDAY, 6/17 - MASH-UP DAY
Pet Pal Open Face Sandwiches

This delicious treat is part art project and part recipe, and all you need is a slice of bread and any fixins’ you can find around the house.

FRIDAY, 6/18 - GUEST DAY
Jamie Katz, Pet Detective

Yup, pet detectives are really a thing, and Jamie Katz (her REAL name!) is one of the best as Kenny and Page found out first hand when Jamie helped them find their lost cat, Philo. Jamie will introduce us to her sniffer dogs, Gable and Fletcher and show us how they help her find lost pets.

WEEK 4:  CELEBRITY CRITTERS (JUNE 21-25)

Lights, Camera, Action!  This week is devoted to animals of the silver screen, zoo-per stars, & four-legged heroes.
 

MON, 6/21

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SHOW DAY

The PAW-cademy Awards

TUE, 6/22

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CRAFT DAY

Celebrity Paw Prints

WED, 6/23

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AUTHOR/ILL. DAY

Pat Cummings
Where is Mommy?

THU, 6/24

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MASH-UP DAY

Read-Aloud &
Draw-Along

FRI, 6/25

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GUEST DAY

Wesley Williams
Puppy Pals Comedy Dog Show

MONDAY, 6/21 - SHOW DAY
The PAW-cademy Awards

Get ready to roll out the red carpet when a cast of special guests join Kenny and Page Turner during this classic awards-style show honoring furry friends of the silver screen, hero animals, and presidential pets.

TUESDAY, 6/22 - CRAFT DAY
Celebrity Paw Prints

Using construction paper, paint, and craft foam, we’ll create celebrity paw prints worthy of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

WEDNESDAY, 6/23 - AUTHOR DAY
Pat Cummings

Super-Star author and illustrator, Pat is the recipient of the Coretta Scott King and the Boston Globe-Horn Book awards. She’ll share her latest book Where Is Mommy, as well as Ananse and the Lizard.

THURSDAY, 6/24 - MASH-UP DAY
Read Aloud & Draw Along

Pat Cummings is back! She’ll Read-Aloud from her book, Harvey Moon, Museum Boy. Then illustrator Francesca Chessa will teach you how to draw some of the animals from her book, Go Be Wonderful!

FRIDAY, 6/25 - GUEST DAY
Wesley Williams, Puppy Pals Comedy Show

Wesley has been on America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent, now he joins our Animal Adventures with an excerpt from his hilarious Puppy Pals show, featuring cute canines creating controlled chaos!

WEEK 5:  SAFARI STORIES (JUNE 28 - JULY 2)

Lions, Tigers, & Giraffes, OH MY!  It's a week filled with adventure & fascinating facts (Sloths are the only mammals that don't fart - who knew?!)
 

MON, 6/28

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SHOW DAY

The Sofa Safari Game Show

TUE, 6/29

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CRAFT DAY

Jungle Safari Flashlight

WED, 6/30

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ILLUSTRATOR DAY

David DePasquale
A Wisdom of Wombats

THU, 7/1

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MASH-UP DAY

Jim Hammond
The Lion King
Puppet Master

FRI, 7/2

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GUEST DAY

Teachers of Nature
Superhero Animals

MONDAY, 6/28 - SHOW DAY
The Sofa Safari Game Show

What animal eats upside down? Can you pronk like a springbok? What animals never fart? These questions and more will be answered during Sofa Safari, the interactive game show that takes you on a safari without leaving your sofa!

TUESDAY, 6/29 - CRAFT DAY
Jungle Safari Flashlight

A zip lock bag, black and white construction paper, and permanent markers are all that’s needed to make this project that’s part craft and part optical illusion.

WEDNESDAY, 6/30 - ILLUSTRATOR DAY
David DePasquale

Illustrator David DePasquale will share his debut picture book A Wisdom of Wombats about the wonderful words we use to describe groups of animals. David is also the lead character designer on Arlo the Alligator Boy, a new Netflix movie available now! Grab a pencil and paper because David will teach you how to draw Arlo!

THURSDAY, 7/1 - MASH-UP DAY
Jim Hammond, The Lion King Puppet Master

Get ready for a roaring good time when Jim shares some backstage secrets, and teaches us the five steps to becoming a fantastic puppeteer. This day includes a bonus video that will teach you how to make your own “peeper puppets” just like Jim’s.

FRIDAY, 7/2 - GUEST DAY
Teachers of Nature, Superhero Animals

Every animal needs a superpower to survive. Cheetahs have speed, chameleons have camouflage and birds have flight. Meet real live animal superheroes in this “wild” program.

WEEK 6:  CREEPY CRAWLIES (JULY 5-9)

It's a bug's life!  This week is dedicated to critters that creep, crawl, & fly as we investigate insects, arachnids, & even a butterfly or two.
 

MON, 7/5

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SHOW DAY

The Smallest Show
on Earth

TUE, 7/6

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CRAFT DAY

Climbing Spider

WED, 7/7

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AUTHOR DAY

Candace Fleming
Honeybee:  The Busy Life of Apis

THU, 7/8

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MASH-UP DAY

Bug Bites Recipe

FRI, 7/9

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GUEST DAY

Bobby Norfolk
Storyteller

MONDAY, 7/5 - SHOW DAY
The Smallest Show on Earth

Felix the Flea wants to join a Flea Circus. But when his emotions get the best of him, Page and Kenny decide to put on an actual circus to show him the ropes. They’re joined by some special guests including a real jumping spider, the owner and star of Circus Kirkus, and Jonathan Lee Iverson…Ringling Bros. and Barnum Baily’s last Ringmaster (really!)

TUESDAY, 7/6 - CRAFT DAY
Climbing Spider

Grab some popsicle sticks, masking tape, and yarn to create a spider that can climb up any water spout.

WEDNESDAY, 7/7 - AUTHOR DAY
Candace Fleming

Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including this year’s Sibert Medal Award Winning Book Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera. We’ll also chat about her book Cubs in the Tub.

THURSDAY, 7/8 - MASH-UP DAY
Bug Bites Recipe

Nut butter, honey, oats and “mix-ins” make these the best bug bites you’ll ever have.

FRIDAY, 7/9 - GUEST DAY
Bobby Norfolk, Storyteller

An internationally known storyteller, performer and teaching artist, Bobby Norfolk is a three-time Emmy Award winner, multiple Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver Award winner, and a National Storytelling Network Oracle Award recipient. Bobby will thrill us with tales of that famous trickster, Ananse.
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WEEK 7:  FANTASTIC BEASTS (JULY 12-16)

Mermaids, unicorns, alien slugs, & other creatures that MAY or MAY NOT exist will be the focus during this magical week.
 

MON, 7/12

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SHOW DAY

The Book from Outer Space

TUE, 7/13

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CRAFT DAY

Paper Plate Dinosaurs

WED, 7/14

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ILLUSTRATOR DAY

Raissa Figeruoa
Oona

THU, 7/15

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MASH-UP DAY

Frozen Unicorn Horns Recipe

FRI, 7/16

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GUEST DAY

Dustin Growick
The Dinosaur Whisperer

MONDAY, 7/12 - SHOW DAY
The Book from Outer Space

Last year, we did a live-action version of this show. This year it’s an ANIMATED ADVENTURE! When the Intergalactic Library is accidentally unplugged, the kids at home must join Kenny and Page on a virtual adventure to find an alien space slug to save the day.

TUESDAY, 7/13 - CRAFT DAY
Paper Plate Dinosaurs

Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? With a paper plate, paint and a toilet paper tube, kids will bring these beauties back from extinction.

WEDNESDAY, 7/14 - ILLUSTRATOR DAY
Raissa Figueroa

Artist Raissa Figueroa, brings Kelly diPuccio’s story about a curious mermaid to life with gorgeous underwater illustrations. We’ll also talk about her illustrations for We Wait for the Sun, written by Katie McCabe and Dovey Johnson Roundtree.

THURSDAY, 7/15 - MASH-UP DAY
Unicorn Horns Recipe

½ a banana, vanilla yogurt, and colorful sprinkles make this a magical treat.

FRIDAY, 7/16 - GUEST DAY
Dustin Growick, Dinosaur Whisperer

This week is DINO-mite with a special guest and author visit rolled into one. Dustin is the creator and host of Atlas Obscura’s Dinosaur 101 and the Dinosaur Show on Youtube. He’s also the author of Dinosaur A-Z and Utterly Amazing Dinosaur.

WEEK 8:  SWAMP STORIES (JULY 19-23)

Get ready to trudge through the sludge as we spend our final week exploring citizens of the swamp, from mud-dwelling dinosaurs to occupants of the Everglades.

MON, 7/19

TUE, 7/20

WED, 7/21

THU, 7/22

FRI, 7/23

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SHOW DAY

Everglades Adventure
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CRAFT DAY

Snake Coils
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AUTHOR DAY

Christina Soontornvat
All Thirteen
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MASH-UP DAY

Big Mouth Frog Story & Origami Jumping Frog Craft
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GUEST DAY

Roger Day
Marsh Mud Madness

MONDAY, 7/19 - SHOW DAY
Everglades Adventure

Panthers, and Alligators, and Manatees…oh, my! Kenny and Page must travel through the River of Grass to save the Once Upon a Time Machine.

TUESDAY, 7/20 - CRAFT DAY
Snake Coils

Snakes? Why’d it have to be a craft about snakes? Because these guys are adorable that’s why.

WEDNESDAY, 7/21 - AUTHOR DAY
Christina Soontornvat

Christina Soontornvat’s many works for children include picture books and the Diary of an Ice Princess chapter book series. Her middle grade fantasy novel, A Wish in the Dark, and All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team were both named 2021 Newbery Honor Books.

THURSDAY, 7/22 - MASH-UP DAY
Big Mouth Frog Story
& Origami Jumping Frog Craft

Page Turner tells the story of the Big Mouth frog, then shows the kids how to make their own jumping frogs.

FRIDAY, 7/23 - GUEST DAY
Roger Day, Marsh Mud Madness

Grab your boots and join four-time Parents’ Choice® Gold Award Winner, Roger Day for some Marsh Mud Madness. Roger will sing some super swamp songs about mosquitos, burritos, vulture vomit, and more in this mini-show you don’t want to miss.
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BONUS:  JUGGLING WORKSHOP (JUNE 5)

Learn how to juggle with Kenny in this 45 minute workshop!  
Balls are not necessary to participate.

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