Tampa Bay, FL (PressExposure) July 18, 2011 -- M E D I A R E L E A S E
CONTACT: Nancy Stewart, Children's Author
For Immediate Release
WEDU-Tampa Bay PBS recently caught up with children's author, Nancy Stewart to discuss her timely picture book, One Pelican at a Time and the environmental concerns of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. With both the station and interviewee supporting the GulfWatch cause, PBS descended on the Book Nook by the Bay event on June 4 in S. Petersburg, Florida to begin their observation of Ms. Stewart during her book reading and signing.
The next day, Tara Slusher, producer of WEDU-Tampa Bay PBS continued with a special thought provoking interview on Clearwater Beach and at Ms. Stewart's place of residence overlooking the beautiful beach and ocean. Sharing details of the ramifications of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill through the story of Bella and Britt will surely enlighten children that even as children they can make a positive impact on our environment.
View and discuss this valuable video interview of Nancy Stewart with your children today to instill environmental awareness: http://nancystewartbooks.blogspot.com/2011/07/view-pbs-video-on-my-writing-of-one.html.
GulfWatch is a consortium of public media companies that create broadcast and digital content for various platforms. This one was done to engage and educate audiences about the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill and environmental issues because of it. The Gulf Watch project was funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
They are far reaching through public media stations which include:
Tampa, FL: WEDU-TV and WUSF-TV/FM
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Alabama Public Television
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
WWNO-FM, New Orleans, Louisiana
WBHM-FM, Birmingham, Alabama
WSRE-TV/FM, Pensacola, Florida
WVAS-FM, Montgomery, Alabama
KRVS-FM, Lafayette, Louisiana
WEDU, serves the sixteen counties of west central Florida, exists to serve the public good and to aid in the creation of an informed citizenry. Through quality programming using new technologies and community outreach, WEDU fulfills the needs of individuals for education, information, and culture enabling people and communities to connect, to grow, and to lead more fulfilling lives. WEDU educates, informs and enriches lives.
About the author:
After having been an elementary school teacher, a management consultant with New Options, Inc. in New York City and a university professor of education, Nancy now writes children's books full time. She, her husband and three sons, lived in London for eight years, where she was a consultant to several universities, including Cambridge.
Nancy travels extensively throughout the world, most particularly Africa. She is the US chair of a charity in Lamu, Kenya, that places girls in intermediate schools to allow them to further their education. She and her family live in St. Louis and Clearwater Beach, Florida.
Thank you in advance for your interest.