"When Land came to my third grade classroom, students were literally at the edge of their seats while he was reading his stories and sharing his passion for the environment. Sofia’s Dream was an enormous hit in Room 10. Land’s visit was a great opportunity to raise awareness of important environmental issues in an age appropriate way." -Julie Thomas, Teacher, Sun Valley School, San Rafael, CA
"Thank you for taking the time to come to Reed School and share your beautiful book, "Sofia's Dream, with my 2nd grade class. The message about protecting our earth was really powerful and I think these letters demonstrate the impact you had on my students. Letter writing is one of the 2nd grade standards and these are some of the best letters I have seen my class write. Thank you for leaving such an impression on my students. I hope to see you again in the future at Reed School. Wishing you all the best with your book and future books." -Jolene Egan, Teacher, Reed School, Tiburon, CA
Land (aka "Mr. Land") educates, entertains and inspires school-aged children with environmental presentations he calls his Earth Talks With Kids. Mr. Land’s outreach is based around his award-winning environmental children’s books, his volunteer environmental work in schools, and his interviews with Apollo Astronauts.
Since the publication of Sofia's Dream his interest in statements by astronauts hasn’t stopped. He has found that generations born after the Apollo program are in need of more content to fully understand the significance of the insights about protecting Earth that Apollo astronauts brought back to the world after their experience of seeing Earth from afar.
In his assemblies he combines storytelling, slide shows, music, and hands-on activities all around the theme of teaching environmental stewardship. Mr. Land wants to awaken in young people the desire to demand what is rightfully theirs... clean water, land, and air.