Subject: Free Community Resources
Dear Library Partners and Friends,
It is my pleasure to share Seacoast Science Center’s growing library of free digital resources, all newly designed to support the changing needs of families and educators. These nature-based lessons and activities are freely accessible on the SSC website and new ones are created and delivered monthly via our email newsletter. Anyone can join our mailing list to stay current with new videos and activities.
Museums, libraries, science and nature centers and other learning providers OUTSIDE the classroom all comprise an ecosystem of learning to support our children, and ultimately, strengthen our community. In times like these, community is important. We love learning and exploring in person with students, families and visitors, but for now, our naturalists will come to you virtually!
We hope you and your members and patrons enjoy these curated collections of free activities, videos, links and lessons designed to support at-home learning, empower children to investigate nature, and help families find respite from today’s challenges.
There is one big Ocean that connects us all. Together we can support each other, and we encourage you to help us spread our message of ocean health and ocean conservation by passing this resource along to your members and networks and asking them to sign up to receive our weekly updates.
Director of Mission
Seacoast Science Center
STEVE BLUNT’S MUSICAL MENAGERIE!
For summer reading 2021, Steve Blunt presents a kid-friendly mix of animal-themed songs & stories with lots of audience participation—including an original tune, “Let’s Go to the Library for Tales ’n’ Tails ’n’ Tales.” Available solo, children’s music band & duo with author/illustrator Marty Kelley. Details at: www.steveblunt.com/summer-reading-2021
This year's CSLP summer reading theme, Tails and Tales, could not be more fitting for The Whalemobile!
Would children be interested in learning about whales this summer?
YES! Children are fascinated with whales! This summer, The Whalemobile is offering libraries two options for virtual programs (see details on back page). We can kick off or wrap up your summer reading program, or we can be a part of your programming for children or adults. Whales are an inspiration for kids to start thinking about and taking action for our planet. Through all the programs, we are cultivating the next generation of ocean advocates.
Option 1: Summer Reading Kickoff Event or Finale
Do you want to kick off the summer reading program with a virtual splash? This looks like:
· For large audience: 45-minute virtual presentation (an abbreviated version of The Tale of the Tail of a Humpback Whale) with Q & A time included.
· Three 25-minute virtual sessions with up of 20 screens each. We will explore threats whales face and what individuals can do to make a difference for whales. Conservation starts in our backyard. Children will be encouraged to take action locally to make a difference. (This is geared towards any age audience and focuses mostly on marine debris and trash).
We hope children will share with us actions they take as a result of the program, so that we can feature it in our summer showcase.
Cost: $325 (If there is interest, each additional 25-minute session is $50)
Option 2: Presentation of The Tale of the Tail of a Humpback Whale
This 1-hour virtual program is a TALE about one of my favorite humpback whales--Nile. She was born in 1987, and I have seen her almost every year that I have been whale watching--since 1994! I'll share why she is my favorite and how scientists study humpbacks (by the patterns on their TAILS). We "virtually" go inside a life-sized model of Nile to learn about how humans and whales are similar! In the end, we will discuss actions we can take to help protect whales! (There are different programs suitable to teens and adults as well. See www.thewhalemobile.com)
Cost: $165 for 20 screens ($140 for each additional presentation for an additional 20 screens)
What’s included with each offering:
If you are interested in seeing a 15-minute preview or ask me questions, I will be doing five previews in the next two weeks:
Thursday, April 8, 11:00 a.m. EDT
Friday, April 9, 1:30 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. EDT
Tuesday, April 13, 1:30 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, April 15, 4:00 p.m. EDT
Click here to register for a preview!
To Book a Program:
· Email: email@example.com
· Phone: 617-838-2646 (Cynde).
· If you have 2-3 dates and times in mind, suggest those when you contact us.
· Once the date is booked, you will receive access to all the available materials.
Founder / Owner / Manager
Didgeridoo Down Under: Unique Programs for Kids, Teens & Adults!
DDU Online: Captivating Virtual Programs!
office 813-961-4656 / cell 813-833-8856
We offer a variety of programs:
- DDU Show: Australian Music, Animals & More! ... for ages 3+
- Adventures of the Wild Wolf: Children's Author Visit, Storytelling, Motivational Speaking! ... for ages 5-13
- Protect the Planet: Earth Science & Environmental Entertainment! ... for ages 5-14
- Aussie Funk Jam: Didgeridoo Workshop! ... for ages 6+, especially tweens & teens
- Music & More from Down Under and Beyond: Didgeridoo Concert! ... for adults
Our promo videos are posted at www.didgedownunder.com/gallery.
Aussie Funk Jam: Didgeridoo Workshop
(for ages 6+, especially tweens & teens; please watch promo video)
IDEA TO TRY: Rebecca Laurence, Children/Youth Librarian at Chino Valley Public Library offered cardboard tubes to attendees leading up to the online workshop.