Garrett Burke

Students discover America

Author/designer Garrett Burke’s engaging talk details how state quarters connect us to history and each other.
The popular coins are handy teaching tools that are already familiar to students. Plus, they’re fun to collect!

  • Overview of the U.S. Mint’s innovative 50 State Quarters coin program.
  • Creating California’s coin – from tiny sketch to half a billion pieces of money.
  • The value of coins as both daily currency and cultural keepsakes.
  • Students may select 3-5 state quarters to discuss in-depth. Plus – an engaging Q&A!
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“Quarterama” educates and entertains. Please support Garrett’s award-winning book
so he can continue visiting classrooms. Volume discounts are available.

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Author Address:
217 Palos Verdes Blvd., #44, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Genres: History, Personal Narrative

Presentations: "Garrett's 50 State Quarters Journey"

Audiences: Grades 3 - 12. Have separate presentations for older audiences about Coins, National Parks, John Muir's legacy

Oregon State Quarter
Pennsylvania State Quarter

How a coin is created Coins as American History

Available Times: Flexible to meet your needs

No recording of Skype Sessions without permission from the author.

No Cost Meet the Author Visit: enter number of minutes here - suggested 10-15 minutes

In-Depth Visit Length:

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Contact Information: Email or call 310-488-6723

Affiliations: American Numismatic Association

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