RACHEL CARSON: THE VISIONARY VOICE
ORIGINALLY CREATED WITH THE
FT. JEFFERSON SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY
This highly interactive workshop engages the audience in song, movement and improvisations catalyzed by Rachel's written and recorded words. Together participants explore the crucial connections between human beings and the living earth they inhabit. The program can be structured to emphasize several different areas of interest ranging from the scientific to the literary or both. Its content can also be designed to stress a wide variety of topics such as "The Evolution of a Nature Writer"; "The Personal and Political Crises of 'The Silent Spring'"; "Building a Lifelong 'Sense of Wonder' in the Young".
WATER, WAVES AND MYSTERIES
CREATED FOR THE INTREPID SCIENCE MUSEUM, FALL 2001
Families join together to take this participatory story-journey during
which they hear stories of tidal waves, swamp creatures, mystical animals and marvelous children who perform acts of heart and heroism in the watery world.
THE HUDSON RIVERKEEPERS' QUEST
CO-CREATED WITH THE WEST PATENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEAM
In this original musical, young Riverkeepers travel through over 200 years of Hudson River history. Along the way they encounter Native American stories. Colonial journals, marvelous inventions and also meet many of the people, both famous and unfamiliar, who shaped and shared the river through time. The show is based on Maura Shaw's book "The Owl's Journey" with music composed by Broadway Musical Director, Steven M. Alper. Both Author and Composer are available on selected dates to do a Lecture-Demo with Director, Karen De Mauro.
WETLANDS AND WONDERS
CREATED WITH SOUTH CAROLINA AUDUBON FOR SPRING 2002
This long-term community project joins together parents, environmentalists, teachers and children in a story-based series that focuses on the richness and irreplaceable gift of our nation's wetlands. The goal of the initial phase of the project this spring is to introduce teachers and scientists to an arts-based approach to experiential learning about the Black Cypress Swamp, Francis Beidler Forest. Artistic Director, Karen De Mauro joins Audubon's environmental advocates and experts to create a template for hands-on multi-arts learning.
Nature: Karen's Notes from the Field
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