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  • Sounds of Change: Songwriting and Environmental Activism (Limited Availability)

    Environmental

    Students will incorporate their knowledge of environmental issues, and the theme chosen by their teacher, to write an original protest/activist song. They will be briefly introduced to segments of protest songs from different eras in American History, and how those songs were instrumental in uniting the masses and bringing change to society. This will lead to them brainstorming on environmental issues and categorizing the ideas into related groups to create their own protest song.

    • Grades: 3-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    School provides: dry erase board & markers/Promethean board/blackboard & chalk
    Artist provides: laptop, large mobile note pad
    Students need: notepad & writing utensil

    **For a multi-class residency, each class will contribute to a whole song creating a school or grade level anthem

  • Getting Personal: Life Stories from the Great Outdoors

    Bob Sander

    Environmental

    This workshop provides an opportunity to remember, focus, assemble, then present with clarity and force a personal narrative about our own outdoor experience(s). Using modeling by the presenter, student stories will join the genre of Nature writers that includes Aldo Leopold, John Muir, Rachel Carson, and Henry David Thoreau. The students will work in pairs in the creation process and present individually in front of the class and gather feedback from peers.

    • Grades: 3-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    5-day: Call for pricing.

  • Capturing Human Presence through Photography

    William Rasdell

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Environmental Life Skills Science Teamwork

    Students will study and describe the impact of the human presence on the earth’s natural environment considering both the positive and negative aspects. They will be divided into two groups representing each side of the issue, and both groups will produce a photo slideshow presentation defending their perspective.

    • Grades: 3-56-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    5-day: $518
    Materials: $25 per classroom (if artist supplies students with cameras)

  • Creative Movement & Digital Game Design

    Shawn Whistler

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Life Skills

    Students will get hands-on with the computer software GameMaker with step-by-step instructions on how to begin creating their own video game. Interwoven throughout the residency are lessons in creative movement and the relationship between action/reaction in real life and in a video game.  *Mobile laptop lab can be provided

    • Grades: 6-89-12
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    5-day: $518

  • Once Upon a Time: Staging new Fairy Tales

    Sapphire Theatre Company

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Environmental Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Reading Science Teamwork

    What if the Tortoise & the Hare had to jump over trash piles and wade through polluted water?  When Pinocchio grows up and wants a boy of his own, what if there’s no more forests and no more wood? And with no wood, how will the 3 Pigs rebuild?  In this residency, students will explore Fairy Tale characters of yesterday as they encounter the environmental issues of today.

    • Grades: 3-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    5-day: $438

  • African Dance

    Ronne Stone

    21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Health & Wellness Life Skills Physical Education Teamwork

    Students will join the artist on a journey through the regions of Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea learning cultural traditions of song and dance along the way.  With the use of body movement, students will explore the elements of rhythm, shape, space, force/energy, patterns, and stories.

    • Grades: Pre-K
    • Length: 90 min
    • Audience Limit: 20
    Single: $155
  • Dance and the Environment

    Melli Hoppe

    Critical Thinking Health & Wellness Life Skills Physical Education Science Teamwork

    Students will be introduced to the elements of dance through warm-up exercises. They will participate in a group cooperation exercise that involves shape and levels.  Students will learn actions they can take to help care for the environment.

    • Grades: 3-5
    • Length: 45 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    Call office for pricing
    Mileage from Michigan City, IN additional

  • Clay Adventure

    Jude Odell

    Critical Thinking Life Skills

    Students will be introduced to clay hand building techniques. Several projects can be adapted to suit your classroom’s needs. Teachers are responsible for firing or can inquire about other options.

    • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
    • Length: 60 min
    • Audience Limit: 30
    Single: $115 Multiple: $105 Per Day: $375 (Limit of 5 per day)

    Materials: $30 per classroom
    45 minute option also available

  • Worming into Books

    Bonnie Stahlecker

    Environmental Language Arts Science

    This workshop will capitalize on the student’s knowledge of earthworms by introducing them to bookmaking, illustration and different writing styles. Each student will make a cleverly folded book with room for a long illustration of a worm and four pages of writing. The students will have the choice to create a fictional tale about their worm or they can make their worms realistic and write reports full of worm facts.

    Teachers are encouraged to read Herman and Marguerite: An Earth Story by J. O’callahan or Diary of a Worm, prior to visit

    • Grades: K-2
    • Length: 60 min
    • Audience Limit: 30

    Day: $375 up to 5 workshops
    Materials: $25 per classroom