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Christopher Columbus: The Shame & the Glory ($25 off when booked before 12/25/15)    based on 24 evaluation(s). - by Hank Fincken: A National Theatre Company of One 2008-09,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11,2012-13,2013-14 Honorable Mention
Columbus has just returned from "Japan" and shares with The Spanish Court (program participants) all he has learned. The Court is permitted to ask Columbus questions about himself or the trip. Mr. Fincken will also discuss the other voyages and why the man is both loved and hated 500 years later. According to teacher interest, Mr. Fincken will include aspects of STEM, in particular the technology of 1492.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons

Peace Talk Live    based on 14 evaluation(s). - by ACT Out Ensemble 2009-10
Peace talk live has been used to teach students respect and non violence. It helps students gain insight into and control over their behavior.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Education: Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Diversity Issues    based on 3 evaluation(s). - by ACT Out Ensemble 2009-10
Through interactive improvisations,this event explores all forms of diversity. Breaking down stereotypes and learn skills toward accepting yourself and others.
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Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

IN THE NEWS: Genetically Modified Organisims    based on 10 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09
We have been genetically modifiying organisms for years, but what does that really mean? This program will give a better understanding of the science behind the term "genetically modified". Current issues in the news will guide our discussion and debate of the topic.
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Audience:  Education: 9, 10, 11, 12

IN THE NEWS: Cloning and Stem Cells    based on 20 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09
Cloning is a hot topic in the news today. We will begin by helping participants understand the science behind stem cell and cloning research. From there, we will learn how scientists are using these principles to develop techniques to improve the quality of life for humans.
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Audience:  Education: 9, 10, 11, 12

Try to Fit In    based on 6 evaluation(s). - by ACT Out Ensemble 2009-10
Examine the various pressures young adults experience including the effects of drugs and alcohol on personal relationships, dating violence, stds and teen pregnancy.
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Audience:  Education: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

IN THE NEWS: Epidemiology    based on 12 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09
The Centers for Disease Control provide health and life saving information about epidemics that may concern our nation and citizens. By starting with the basics of life and learning more about some of the microscopic organisms that affect our cities and well-being, we will become more knowledgeable citizens.
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Audience:  Education: 9, 10, 11, 12

Behind the Story: The Genetics of Fairytales    based on 37 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09
Behind the Story is a unique approach to the introduction of genetics. Using beloved stories of students' early years, we will explore such topics as DNA and Punnett squares.
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Audience:  Education: 6, 7, 8

If I Were a Goldfish    based on 27 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09
Living creatures are found in almost every corner of the Earth, from the deepest oceans to the hottest deserts. Explore some of nature's most amazing creatures with hands-on activities and get up close with some real animals!
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Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

Me, Myself & I    based on 53 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09
Young children are just becoming aware of their own bodies. Me, Myself and I will introduce children to various body parts, their functions and how to stay healthy.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

The Body: Gross, Yucky, and Oh So Cool!    based on 99 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09
There are billions of them - invaders with one goal: live off your body. Gross! They may be microscopic bugs or even tinier bacteria or viruses. They live & die on you, and you can't get rid of them all no matter how much you wash, brush, scrub or lather.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5

Storytelling/Writing Empowering Children to Write and Tell Stories    based on 110 evaluation(s). - by Valerie Marsh 2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2014-15 Honorable Mention
Valerie is the author of 13 storytelling books, a classroom teacher, and a storyteller. Tales for all ages are told in unique ways: "Paper-Cutting" (fold and cut), "Mystery-Fold" (draw and fold), "Story Puzzles" (create tangram figure), Sign Language, Food Puppets, Heroes & Heroines. Workshops for students, teachers. Stories involve audience participation.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

Johnny Appleseed: Cutting to the Core   based on 26 evaluation(s). - by Hank Fincken: A National Theatre Company of One 2008-09,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11,2012-13,2013-14 Honorable Mention
Johnny Appleseed tells you about his importance on the western frontier. Along the way, he will share funny stories based on his life and experiences. This program is highly interactive. Mr. Fincken has been portraying Johnny for over 20 years and has the endorsement of the Johnny Appleseed Foundation.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

Creative Writing Across the Curriculum    based on 25 evaluation(s). - by Valerie Marsh 2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2014-15 Honorable Mention
Hands-on, quick easy ways you can incorporate your grade level's Academic Standards or school improvement goals into all discipline areas, grades K-8. Valerie will introduce a variety of techniques to motivate students to write. Paper-cutting, draw and tell, tangrams, and sign language are intriguing methods for students.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Cool Chemistry & Hot Reactions!    based on 17 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09
Join The Life Science Education Center at Marian University as we explore chemical reactions with fun, hands-on experiments...active participation encouraged! Cool Chemistry, Hot Reactions! encourages students to participate in many fun experiments. They will identify reactions that glow, change color, and emit or absorb heat energy. This interactive program will use the scientific method to help students better understand the scientific principles of chemical reactions.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Education: 6, 7, 8

Mixed Up Mixtures and Solutions    based on 38 evaluation(s). - by Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University 2007-08,2008-09
Look no further for hands on experiments! Students will be encouraged to investigate and explore various scientific principles though experiments. What is the difference between mixtures and solutions? and What are some of the properties of molecules? are two topics to be explored.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5

Thomas Alva Edison: Man vs Myth    based on 40 evaluation(s). - by Hank Fincken: A National Theatre Company of One 2008-09,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11,2012-13,2013-14 Honorable Mention
Thomas Edison will discuss with the audience his greatest inventions, including the phonograph, the electric light system, and the kinetoscope. The audience will get to ask Mr. Edison questions and will see slides of his family and inventions and a demonstration of a 1909 cylinder phonograph.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Education: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons

1848: There's Gold in California, I promise    based on 25 evaluation(s). - by Hank Fincken: A National Theatre Company of One 2008-09,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11,2012-13,2013-14 Honorable Mention
Because this is the 166th anniversary of the discovery of gold in California, you will receive a $50 discount on this program if presented before January 24. Mr. Fincken is a 4 time Pinnacle Award recipient. It 1849, J. Goldsborough Bruff led a company from Washington D.C. to California. In this program, Bruff will talk about the great adventure west and make sure everyone is properly prepared to go.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons

Math and Music    based on 14 evaluation(s). - by Cleveland Institute of Music 2008-09,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2014-15 Honorable Mention,2015-16
Students use musical concepts to practice ratios, percentages, fractions and story problems in this highly interactive class.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Education: 6, 7

Program Overview This program has not yet been evaluated. - by National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 2007-08,2012-13 Honorable Mention
Learn about the National Baseball Hall of Fame's education programs in this free half-hour overview.
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