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Pamela Michael
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  • Berkeley, CA
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Executive Director and Co-Founder
River of Words
Watershed activist, writer, and radio producer Pamela Michael has spent decades working to integrate environmental and arts education into the lives of children and their communities. Co-founder, with Robert Hass, of the much-honored River of Words organization, her Watershed Explorer curriculum has been used to train thousands of teachers, park rangers, youth leaders and others in ways to connect kids to their watersheds and their imaginations, and to inspire them to create stunning art and poetry. Her first collection of children’s work, River of Words: Images and Poetry in Praise of Water (Heyday Books 2003), won the 2003 Skipping Stones award for Best Nature or Ecology Book. She was honored at the 2008 National Book Festival for her 2nd collection: River of Words: Young Poets and Artists on the Nature of Things (Milkweed Editions 2009).

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Books in Print:
River of Words: Young Poets and Artists on the Nature of Things (Milkweed Editions)
River of Words: Images and Poetry in Praise of Water (Heyday Books)
The Gift of Rivers: True Stories of Life on the Water (Travelers’ Tales)
A Woman’s Passion for Travel (Travelers’ Tales)
A Mother’s World: Journeys of the Heart (Travelers’ Tales)
Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel (Globe Pequot)

East Meets West: Buddhism in the United States (narrated by Richard Gere, Pamela Michael wrote and produced this four-hour series for public radio, now available on CD)
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