Special Events

Adventures with Duende in the Forest 

a special workshop with Michelle Adam, Storyteller


"I am excited to join SOL Forest School on a storytelling adventure! As a published author, educator, and storyteller, I will share my recently published children’s story, Adventures with Duende in the Forest, in its ancient Kamishibai storytelling format. Then, I will guide students in creating their own stories told through their eyes and that of forest, weaving their magic into a storytelling adventure to share with others." 

Michelle Adam offers children 6 & up and the entire family an experience that dates back to pre-television days. She shares a bilingual tale using a puppet and a Kamishibai Stage, a popular wooden box with alternating images that was used to tell interactive, engaging folktales in Japanese parks in the 1930s. This is her 2nd story in a series of ADVENTURES WITH AN ELF that honors our earth, and teaches our children to love and care for her. Michelle's most recent bilingual story, Adventures with Duende in the Forest, is a tale about an elf who invites a little girl to discover the magic of the forest. It rhymes in English and Spanish, invites participation from the entire family, and includes letters from animals and plants (and fungi) from the forest that children are asked to write or draw back to. 

For more information on Michelle's storytelling, please visit: 

https://www.michelleadam.net/children-s-stories and on Kamishibai Storytelling see:  https://www.kamishibai-kai.com/en/

Following SOL's birthday celebration storytelling presentation of the Adventures of Duende in the Forest on Saturday, October 1, Michelle Adam is offering this special workshop series for SOL's Forest Schoolers ages 6 & up!  


Duende Storytelling Workshop for the following three Saturdays, attended in sequence:

When: Saturdays - October 15th • November 5th • November19th

Time: 1-3pm

Who: Adventurers & Tall Pines past & present (ages 6-12)
Where: Mars Court Trailhead, Tijeras (
link to map)

Cost: $25 - $95 (sliding scale for all 3 sessions)

For Adventurers & Tall Pines (ages 6-12), participants will be required to attend all 3 sessions. This is a pilot program in partnership with SOL Forest School and author/storyteller Michelle Adam and as such, cost to attend the workshop series will be offered on a sliding scale of $25 - $95 (for all 3 sessions)