Science Rocks! And so, do Jennifer Swanson’s books. She is the award-winning author of over 40 nonfiction books for children, mostly about science and technology. Jennifer’s love of STEM began when she started a science club in her garage at the age of 7. While no longer working from the garage, Jennifer’s passion for science and technology resonates in all her books but especially, BRAIN GAMES (NGKids) and SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up (Charlesbridge), Astronaut-Aquanaut, and Save the Crash-test Dummies. Her books have received many accolades including the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Green Earth Book Honor Award, a Florida Book Award, AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books Nomination, multiple California Reading Association awards, and National Science Teaching (NSTA) BEST STEM awards.
An accomplished and exciting speaker, Jennifer has presented at National NSTA conferences, the Highlights Foundation, the Atlanta Science Festival, the World Science Festival in NYC and the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival. Jennifer encourages kids (of all ages) to engage their curiosity and DISCOVER the Science all around them! Learn more about her and book her for speaking engagements and school visits.
Let award-winning author Jennifer Swanson engage and inspire your audience. She’ll help them to become creative writers, independent thinkers, and will encourage their imaginations to discover how Science ROCKS through her interactive programs. All programs can be tailored to fit audience level.
Jennifer Swanson is a regular Speaker / Presenter at the following:
What People Are Saying
Jennifer visited Atlanta for the Atlanta Science Festival and captivated us all. Her presentation on her book Astronaut or Aquanaut sparked excitement and curiosity from everyone in the room – kids and adults alike! We can’t wait to have her back for future Festivals!
Meisa Salaita, PhD
Executive Co-Director & Co-Founder, Science ATL – engineers of Atlanta Science Festival
Innovative Science. Awe-Inspiring Stories. Infectious Laughter. Jennifer Swanson blows away World Science Festival audiences every time.
Senior Producer, World Science Festival
The magic of Jennifer’s talks lies in the amalgamation of science, research and the writing process and to be sure, our students were enchanted. Questions were plentiful during the Q&A and her easy demeanor made for a lively interaction. The younger students were particularly drawn in—her ‘Science All Around You’ program was a hit with our K and grade 1 groups as well as, ‘Digging Deep into Research’ with our grades 4, 5 and 6. It speaks to her talent for interacting with children of all ages, and sharing what she does so well.
Librarian, St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s, NYC
Jennifer Swanson delighted our students in several virtual author visits. Her animated and informed presentations on a wide range of topics sparked students’ curiosity. Her ability to engage students in an interactive virtual presentation was commendable! Students left these author visit sessions energized and excited to explore further on their own. Science rocks!
Director of Libraries,
Annunciation Orthodox School
Jennifer Swanson captures her audience in engaging inquiry discussions and hands-on, exploratory activities. She inspires critical thinking and new learning experiences.
Dr.Cynthia Dawn Martelli
Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Florida Gulf Coast University