Join Coral, the Pathfinder and her beloved dog Peeve on a breathless and breathtaking magical journey with and through water, that brings them to find Hope in Malawi, Phonepasit in Laos, and Angoori in India to find the ECOMASTERS training center island deep in the Amazon River basin in Brazil! As each in her own right becomes and Elemental Hero, the team of ECOMASTERS Is reborn to help to lead our Planet out of Peril and into peaceful prosperity.
As a child in suburban Connecticut, intrigued by hidden waterways and secrets buried in the soil, Donna Goodman dreamed of continuing her exploration of nature in faraway places and sharing the magic of water with everyone, everywhere. Decades later, she began work as an educator at the United Nations in New York, teaching peace through science, using magnets and rainbow glasses to help people see the unseen in their own worlds.
In 2002, her dream came true when the UN asked her to write a book about water around the world, Every Body Counts and Every Drop Matters. Soon after, she received a call from UNICEF, asking her to develop an online interactive online game called Water Alert! for kids. Since that time, Donna has been a champion of the rights and participation of child and young people in the environment sector working in more than 60 countries for more than 25 years. She was a Program Advisor for UNICEF in Water, Environment and Sanitation as well as Climate Change for 10 years and is the Founder of Earth Child Institute (ECI), an international NGO which has Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Committee and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
In the private sector, Ms Goodman’s work has been published by McGraw-Hill, Turner Broadcasting for Cartoon Network and MTV through production of a documentary special program entitled ‘Water for Life’ featuring Jay-Z. Eager to reach more girls in more countries, Donna accepted a position as Global Program Director of Swarovski Waterschool, bringing water education and stewardship to schools on the major great rivers of the world. In this role, she was Executive Producer of a documentary film, entitled Waterschool, now available on Netflix.
Feeling an urgency fueled by our rapidly changing world, Donna sought to reach more kids in the most fun and stimulating ways, which led to this series of action-adventure middle-grade novels. Noting that most popular magical, action/adventure blockbusters are led by boys, Donna felt called to create a team of clever, courageous young female leaders from USA to Malawi, Laos, India and to Brazil, all in book one.
Donna first introduced ECOMASTERS to the world, in a blog post through her role as ‘Moderator’ for the North American Association of Environmental Educators, K-12 group; and as Keynote speaker to the 2019 International Conference for Education for Sustainability in Delhi, India. Most recently, 5 June 2020, World Environment Day, she unveiled her plan for re-imagining global education in a post COVID-19 world as part of a global webinar organized by the Mobius Foundation
Luisa has grown her passion for art experimenting with all sorts of arts and crafts. She is attracted to colors, shapes, materials, fashion, music, food and any type of creative form.
She achieved her Bachelor's Degree in Milan at IED - Istituto Europeo di Design, with a degree in Illustration and Animation and moved to New York in 2015, to specialize in Graphic Design at Parsons - The New School of Design.
For the past three years she has been working as an art director for an American advertising agency, travelling back and forth between Milan and New York.
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Rebecca Rolnick of Forest School to You asks Donna Goodman to talk about why she wrrote ECOMASTERS: A Planet in Peril