Virtual Storytime: Otto the Otter

February 29, 2024

Read Around the Planet Kick-Off Event

  • A virtual event via Cisco WebEx
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Best for grades K-6 (but suitable for all ages)

Name of Program: Otto the Otter–A Big Surprise

Description of Program: Dive into the true tale of Otto the Otter, a captivating North American River Otter, who inspires a family's imagination while visiting their small pond. Delight in seasonal observations of the otter's playful antics as captured through the author's brightly textured watercolors. And get ready for a big surprise when the otter brings the family something unexpected! Engage your students with an SEL-supportive and fact-based narrative. After reading aloud together, we reflect on the marvelous creatures that live in freshwater habitats and the important role watersheds play for wildlife and people. Additionally, get ready for an extraordinary virtual encounter with the North American river otters living at Mote Aquarium. This immersive experience aims to cultivate critical thinking skills, enhance oral language proficiency, foster fluency and pronunciation, spark STEM engagement, and bolster reading comprehension.

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