The Antidotes: Pollution Solution

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THE ANTIDOTES: POLLUTION SOLUTION

ON BIG BLEND RADIO: This episode of Big Blend Radio’s Nature Connection Show with photographer Margot Carrera features public health specialist Dr. Patricia Mechael who discusses her new middle grade book “The Antidotes: Pollution Solution that shares the story of a colorful cast of classmates who work together to save town’s water supply. Watch here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on Spreaker, Podbean, SoundCloud, or Facebook.

 

 

Follow The Antidotes as they find a way to save their water supply from plastic-eating bacteria! Dr. Patricia Mechael weaves her expertise as a public health specialist to write an engaging and educational new middle grade book featuring a colorful cast of classmates that attempt to save their town from a corporate experiment gone wrong! “The Antidotes: Pollution Solution” (Bold Story Press, Oct. 4, 2022) showcases a stimulating adventure for kids and touches on returning to normalcy after a global pandemic, the challenges of grief, and co-parenting in an age-friendly way. The first book in a new series is perfect for curious kids with an interest in science!

The Chesapeake Bay has become polluted by a stinky plastic-eating bacteria, pee yew! But fifth-grade friends Izi, Gir, and others take action together by forming an activist group called the Antidotes that joins forces with public health activists to find clean water solutions. The friends use STEM strategies to help save the earth from a potential disaster— they also have secret meetings, do a little spy work, and make some useful discoveries.

|Along the way, they learn to embrace their differences, and discover that they are stronger when they all work together. The Antidotes race against the clock to get out the word to kids around the world about how to stay safe. But— will the Antidotes be able to get enough kids to reduce their plastic use before it makes any more fish or kids sick? Join the Antidotes in their first science adventure and stay tuned for more stories!

Dr. Patricia (Patty) Mechael: Award-winning digital health specialist, recognized by the John Hopkins University Knowledge for the World Distinguished Alumnus Award, the British Council UK Education Social Impact Award and Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Resident Fellowship, Patty holds a PhD in Public Health and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Master’s in Health Science in International Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. On top of being a public health specialist, Patty is also a mom and writer, who combines her passions for technology and innovation, science, women’s rights, and the world to inspire kids and adults through her writing. Drawing on her career in global health, Patty’s works wrestle with the toughest public health and societal issues of our time, including the environment, pandemic preparedness, responsible technology and AI, and mental health. She is recognized as a pioneer in the use of mobile and other technologies for health. Find out more about her at https://www.patriciamechael.com/

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Dr. Patricia (Patty) Mechael: Award-winning digital health specialist, recognized by the John Hopkins University Knowledge for the World Distinguished Alumnus Award, the British Council UK Education Social Impact Award and Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Resident Fellowship, Patty holds a PhD in Public Health and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Master’s in Health Science in International Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

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