David Engel is a nationally touring veteran Arts in Ed performer offering three exciting assemblies on the vital themes of STEAM, Environmental Stewardship/Marine Conservation & Character Education.


David Engel presents “Captain Nemo’s Adventure Academy: 20,000 Laughs Under the Sea!”




K-2, 3-5


STEAM, Science, Theatre, Character Ed, At a Distance




$1300 one show; $2000 for two back to back performances

Dates Available

David is a NY-based entertainer and available year-round. Availability subject to his national touring schedule.

This course is available at a distance

Program Theme (Captain Nemo)

A madcap S.T.E.M-based, environmental stewardship, litter-abatement and marine conservation theater production.

Program Description

Take a deep dive into environmental stewardship and earth science with Captain Nemo himself. The reclusive mariner resurfaces to inspire and challenge students to experience the vital interdependence of all living things, and quench their thirst for knowledge of the Wonders of the Deep.
This 60-minute laugh-riot show demonstrates how human behavior affects our planet via humorous encounters with an Angler fish, plastic water bottles, a giant squid, a jar of bioluminescent plankton and even whale poop! Features include bubble-magic, ventriloquism, eccentric props, and active audience participation.

Teacher Guide provided.

“The Captain Nemo assembly was truly engaging and allowed students in grades K-5 the opportunity to participate while learning about the importance of our planet and earth science.” F. Camardo, K-8 Principal, Bay Head School, NJ

“You were amazing! You adjusted for the age level seamlessly. You created a performance where teachers and parents are as captivated and intrigued as the children sitting next to them” B. Serico, Managing Director, Educational Series, Bergen PAC, NJ

“David is an unparalleled family entertainer. You can’t go wrong with his exciting combination of education and entertainment.”    Glynis Jean Wray, Director, Ocean County Library System, NJ

“When you report back to the cultural arts team I would give this performer a hearty thumbs up.”   PTA presidents, Duzine Elementary, New Paltz, NY

“David had 2000 Pre-K-5th graders on the edge of their seats for the entire hour performance. He tied the STEM curriculum into the performance in a way that engaged and motivated the kids to want to learn more. His humor, use of props and sound effects were top notch! David was easy to work with from beginning to end and I highly recommend his act. Book him! You won’t regret it.”      A. Roellgen, Caldwell Arts, Broyhill Civic Centre Theatre, Lenoir, NC




(347) 262-7350


190 State Route 208, New Paltz New York 12561

Associated Acts/Performances (Click link for video and description)

“Pirate School: Follow Your Compass!” (Character Education/Anti-Bullying, Social Courage)

“Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates!” (STEAM curriculum with a nautical twist!)


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