Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge Ranger Christa Mcleod and Princeville librarian Kat Bengston team up to read Caren Loebel-Fried’s book, A Perfect Day for an Albatross. A Perfect Day for an Albatross sweeps you into an albatross’s world of wind, rolling seas, boisterous dancing, and their intense commitment to one another and their nestlings.
Presentation length: 19 minutes
About the Presenters
Katherine Bengston is a hiker and librarian fascinated by the natural world. She has been lucky to work with Ranger Christa McLeod on a variety of projects, including creating wondrous storytimes for Hawai‘i’s keiki to learn from and enjoy.
Christa McLeod is the Environmental Education Park Ranger for Kaua’i National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Her happiest moments are sharing the magical mysteries of Hawaiiʻs native birds with children of all ages. She is grateful for the numerous organizations across the state that work tirelessly to protect and enhance habitat for our feathered friends.
About the Author
Caren Loebel-Fried, Artist and Author
Caren Loebel-Fried is an award-winning author and artist from Volcano, Hawai`i. Birds, conservation, and the natural world are the foundations for her work. Caren has created eight storybooks to date, including Manu, the Boy Who Loved Birds published by UH Press, and A Perfect Day for an Albatross published by Cornell Lab Publishing Group. Her books have been recipients of the American Folklore Society’s Aesop Prize for Children’s Folklore and the Hawai`i Book Publishers Association’s Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards. Caren also creates iconic, educational art for conservation organizations and government agencies, including US Fish & Wildlife Service, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea Point Natural History Association, and Conservation Council for Hawai`i. Caren aims to bring people closer to the natural world in the hope that they will want to help care for it.