Lessons From the Birds

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Written by Attilio Favorini

Directed by Kelee Van Aken

Puppets by Cheryl Capezutti

"A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement."                                                                                             - Rachel Carson

It's not easy being green! But, as Carson wrote, children have the unique ability to appreciate their environment. Her pioneering spirit and enduring legacy are brought to life for them through a new puppet play. Geared to 2nd-4th grades, LESSONS FROM THE BIRDS: A Rachel Carson Puppet Play, brings its namesake's love of ecology, science and conservation to an audience who will literally inherit our earth. But this serious message is made accessible to children through the use of familiar places, animal faces and creative puppetry. True to Carson's cause, children will leave with a greater appreciation of the world's natural beauty and an enhanced desire to protect it. TO BOOK CONTACT GATEWAY TO THE ARTS AT (412) 362-6982.

Touring Dates:  September 2012 to April 2013

Audience: 2-4th Grades (Maximum of 75 attendees)

Cost: $75

Requirements: Classroom or library space (not suitable for auditoriums)

Running Time: 45 minutes (35 minute performance, 10 minute discussion)

PA Academic Standard
 Requirements Fulfilled
Reading, Writing, Speaking, & Listening   1.3, 1.6
Science & Technology  3.3
Environment & Ecology   4.4, 4.5, 4.6
Arts & Humanities  9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4
Health, Saftey, & PE 10.3