In response to my first blog post, my cousin Ellen suggested I should find someone’s Flat Stanley to take with me to Antarctic. As a result of that comment and thanks in part to tremendous support from my hospital, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, I now have my own flat friends, Flat Glen and Flat Glenda who will be travelling with me to Antarctica.
We created a video to launch the program (see the link below) and packets with a copy of the Flat Stanley book, templates for coloring Glen and Glenda, and a box of crayons have been distributed to children at the hospital. Children have been invited to color in their own version of Glen and Glenda and return them to the hospital. The colored pictures are being displayed in the hospital atrium. On the back to the templates, children are being asked to write their names and addresses, so Glen and Glenda can them a letter telling them all about their Antarctic adventures.
If you have little ones who are also interested in participating in the Flat Glen and Flat Glenda project, print any of the templates at the bottom of this post (be sure to print both sides) and mail them back to: SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Attn: Administration, 1465 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104.
Flat Glen and Flat Glenda have also been shared with schools in the St. Louis area and I’m looking forward to speaking at some of these schools when I return. It is my hope this program will provide education about the planet and climate change in a constructive way that will engage and challenge the next generation to start working on solutions.