The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, NY marks the birthplace of American art, where the Hudson River School of landscape painting began.
Our concert program “Place” explores geographies, languages and musical /cultural traditions from all over the globe, featuring original and traditional music from our 5 pieced ensemble. West African dancing can also be added to the performance.
Having toured professionally for over 24 years, including three performances at The White House, Jason and Matthew Tardy are living proof that education, hard work, and dedication are a direct path to a successful future.
The Starlab, a portable planetarium, is
an interactive teaching tool disguised as a
“spacedome”. The visual impact in the
Starlab is guaranteed to capture the
attention and enthusiasm of students while
teaching them astronomy
A True Arts in Education program with the excellence of a Broadway production. Sylvia’s Encouraging and Inspirational program wrapped around the charm and comedy of ventriloquism will leave the children laughing and engaged in the topic at hand. A true production masterpiece with valuable instructional information? Doesn’t get any better than that.
Students create 3-D paper art for a mural that is displayed at the school. The natural science theme is based on one of Ms. Brickman’s picture books.
18th and 19th century medicine, from the Revolution to the end of the Civil War.
Original dramas that imaginatively explore regional history and our relations to the natural world.
Environmental; community; conflict resolution; self-esteem; sea; Jewish; multicultural; diversity; seasons; Degas; Russia; Asia; curriculum-specific
Birds of Prey/Raptors
We offer 5 different shows designed to excite kids to do more science. A) “Much work with Little Effort” teaches a unit about Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, & Simple Machines B) “Notion of Motion” teaches all about Newton’s Laws of Motion, hypothesis, scientific method, and units C) “Kiddie Chem 101” teaches about solids, liquids, gases & Chemical Reactions D) “Combustion – the Fire Safety Show” teaches the chemistry of combustion and what to do about it in real life situations E) “Flight” teaches how the Wright Brothers combined the scientific discoveries of other scientists during the previous centuries to attain human flight. It’s a unit about the physics of air combined with historical information.
One of America’s most beloved storytellers, Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales bringing each story to vibrant life. Her engaging performances include elements of theatre, movement and song while her warmth and invitation to participate brings today’s family audiences into the heart of the moment. Diane has been a featured storyteller on National Public Radio and at the International Storytelling Center. She is the winner of the ORACLE award for storytelling excellence in the Northeast as well as five Storytelling World awards and a Parent’s Choice Silver. Aside from her work as a storyteller, Diane is a published author avid gardener and bird enthusiast! She is also the author of “A Fire in My Heart,” the first collection of Kurdish folktales to be published in English.
Publisher’s Weekly called her, “an entire cast rolled into one!”