About the Author
Ben and Jamie Anderson are educators from Durand, Michigan. This is their first book venture. They live in the country on a small lake with their children, Lila and Liam. Ben has been teaching 4th grade since 1999, and is most passionate about teaching math and science. Each year, he organizes a field trip for all 4th grade students in his building to go fishing at a local millpond. He connects this activity with Michigan’s state benchmarks for science, as well as the ecosystem activity included with this book. Jamie is an educator of visual arts and has taught ages ranging from preschool through high school. She is also currently working toward a master’s degree in early childhood education. Watercolor is often her preferred medium, but she also uses colored pencil, acrylic paint, and soft pastel in her artwork.