Jennifer Morgan: Books & Programs

Universe Story Trilogy

Cosmology for everyone, this is a story of the universe from the Big Bang to the formation of Earth, in the form of a letter written by the thirteen-billion-year-old universe itself to an Earthling.
The Universe continues with the story of Earth from the beginning of life up to the extinction of dinosaurs.
Covers the story of mammals from 65 million years ago to today, including the human story.

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"Kids on Climate Change"

June 30, 2010

Tags: Movie, Climate Change, Lynne Cherry

There's a great new movie out produced and directed by Lynne Cherry, author of The Great Kapok Tree -- Kids on Climate Change -- which will inspire your students and children. This is an excellent movie to show in an environmental film festival.

The Power of Grandmothers . . . and Creating a Cosmology for our Age!

June 24, 2010

Tags: Cosmology, Science, Art, Barbara Morgan

"So . . . how'd you get interested in cosmology?" I'm often asked that question. My grandmother, Barbara Morgan, a renowned photographer of dance (Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Eric Hawkins, Pearl Primus, Jose Limon) had huge impact on me as a child. To wander into her studio was to come face to face with nearly life size images of (more…)

World Science Festival, June 6th

June 19, 2010

Tags: World Science Festival, Science and Art

Once again, the World Science Festival in New York brought together artists and scientists and crossed boundaries in all kinds of amazing ways.

"Listening to the Universe with gravitational waves" and "Bio Art" using pigmented e. coli to create artwork were among the programs. Stephen Hawking was honored at the Gala. Go to for a full (more…)

Art and Science at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

June 18, 2010

Tags: Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Science and Art, Fusion

After giving a program to Education Department at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab last month, the discussion took a surprising turn. They were fascinated with the combination of art, photographs, story, and science writing in my books. It turned out that Jerry Ross, a member of the science education staff had recently won the "Art of Science" competition held at Princeton, a competition that selects images of beauty created in the course of scientific research. Dr. Andrew Zwicker, program head of the science education program speculated about how we now see the beauty and artistic value of scientific inquiry . . . is there a way to flip that, he pondered, and use art to help further scientific discovery? "Is there a way," he said, "to use art to see things differently?" What a fascinating conversation, one that I never expected inside a research facility such as the PPPL!
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim teaching a course in Religion and Ecology at Princeton University (Fall 2012)

David Christian, founder and president, International Big History Association, at the first IBHA conference held in Grand Rapids, MI, August 2 - 5

On a panel with Montessori educators.

Storytelling at the International Big History conference, Aug. 2 - 5

With Fr. James Profit at the Ignatian Retreat Centre of Guelph, Canada

At the Princeton Center for Teacher Education, Montessori teachers in training act out the story of universe as part of a full day training in Cosmic Education.

With Srs. Anne Harnett and Margaret Rose at Drumalis, Larne (half hour east of Belfast on the Irish Sea), Northern Ireland

With Eli, Teo and Thea at the San Francisco Public Montessori School.

Opening of the BORN WITH A BANG Story Path at Earthrise Farm

BORN WITH A BANG Story Path at Earthrise Farm

Cosmic Story Timeline. Students sequence cards that tell the cosmic story along the mat size spiral timeline. To purchase contact at 866-546-8833.

Student teachers at The Barrie School acting out the story.

Teaching element formation through storytelling at Fraser-Woods Montessori School, Newtown, CT.

Fraser-Woods Montessori School.

With Judi Bauerlein (former president, American Montessori Society) and Iliano, owner of Baklava, a restaurant in Palo Alto where we had lunch. (11/30/10)

Telling the Chazy Reef Story on Isle La Motte, VT

Linda Fitch on piano and Claire Durand on flute for the Chazy Reef Story

Telling the Chazy Reef Story on Isle La Motte, VT

My Mom, also known as Maureen Morgan, in the garden.

With Suzanne Guthrie in the herb garden at Community of the Holy Spirit

Preparing brunch in the farm kichen at the Community of the Holy Spirit

Page from Barbara Morgan's notebook on the need for a cosmology for our time.

At the World Science Festival with Dr. Chad Orzel, author of How To Teach Physics to Your Dog.

With Dr. Andrew Zwicker, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab