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Heather L. Montgomery

Biography

Heather L. Montgomery

Heather L. Montgomery has taught for over 20 years (both inside and outside the classroom) as well as directed a school-based environmental center. She has written curriculum; trained hundreds of teachers, naturalists and librarians; and, helped thousands of children to make friends with the natural world. Each year, she works directly with over 10,000 children at festivals, school visits and at environmental centers. During a typical presentation, petrified body parts and tree guts encourage scientific thinking and inspire reluctant readers. Her professional development programs for teachers have won awards and rave reviews. She lives in Ardmore, Alabama.

Heather L. Montgomery

Books by Heather L. Montgomery

Written by Heather L. Montgomery with illustrations by Kevin O’Malley - Animals , Children's 9-12, Children's Nonfiction, Ecology, Environment, Nature, Nonfiction, Outdoor

When Heather L. Montgomery sees a rattlesnake flattened on the side of the road, her first instinct is to pick it up and dissect it. With a special penchant for roadkill, Heather isn't satisfied with dissecting just one snake. Her fascination with roadkill sets her off on a journey from her own backyard to scientists and kids in labs and homes across the globe. From biologists who use the corpses of Tasmanian devils to investigate cures for a contagious cancer to a scientist who discovered a whole new species of bird from a single wing, Heather discovers that death is just the beginning for these creatures.