This show meets your core teaching objectives, but is it fun and magical and worth the effort to make a field trip out of it? Well... lets see.
WINNER - 2011 EEAA BEST ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Hey Teachers. Are your students required (by curriculum) to learn about ecology, pollution, and the important connections that exist throughout our environment? Well... here's an awesome way to make that teaching totally fun!
"It was truly our pleasure have Steve Trash here at The Orpheum Theatre! The show perfectly fit the criteria of our Youth Entertainment Series (YES), it was fun, it educational (without forcing it on them), and it came with a study guide to enhance the teaching experience for the teachers. Your show got students excited about saving Mother Earth and excited about theatre! They loved it, I loved it, my staff and volunteers loved it, everyone loved it. Register-Mail photographer talked about how much fun everyone had. You were easy to work with so it made the whole experience that much better. I will be letting people know they should book you! Oh, one last thing, my favorite part of the experience is that live what you preach."
- Kevin Maynard - Orpheum Theatre - Galesburg, IL
Thanks to the success of our - BUS IN - show - STEVE TRASH: THE SCIENCE OF ECOLOGY (A Totally Rockin' Environment Show), many performing arts venues have wondered whether we have a second show to offer. The answer is... yes... we HAVE A NEW SHOW! Itís called... STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME (A Totally Rockin' Environment Show). It focuses on pollution, conservation of natural resources, and the amazing connections that exist in the natural world. It features all new music, new tricks, new explanations, new Garbage Monsters (Garbage Monsters?) Yes. Garbage Monsters! And lots of new funny stuff. Itís a whole new show with the same ecological theme but different content! Woohoo. This show has almost exactly the same technical requirements as The Science of Ecology. It's a one-man/solo show suitable for 500 - 1500 seat performing arts theatres. Itís a terrific eco-educational show that's specifically tailored to the school audience. Steveís shows are always an excellent blend of curriculum based ecological lessons (with lesson plans) and awesome green themed magic tricks, music, and craziness that kids find irresistible. STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME is an amazing new shows and kids will take home a new understanding of their connection to the planet.
"I would gladly recommend you to any teacher. We left THE STRAZ THEATRE with smiles on our faces, a great understanding of the recycling process and were truly entertained. My favorite parts were the solar energy cord, the flash cards, your respect for teachers and of course your songs! YOU ROCK!"
- Email from a Teacher following STEVE TRASH: SCIENCE OF ECOLOGY (A Totally Rockin' Environment Show) shows in Tampa, Florida
STEVEíS ROCKED THE HOUSE - at the PERFORMING ARTS VENUES:
Gallo Performing Arts Center Ė (Modesto, CA), Maxwell King Performing Arts Center (Melbourne, FL), Dorothy Menker Theatre (Palos Hills, IL), Cal Poly Performing Arts Center (San Luis Obisbo, CA), Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank, NJ), Jack Howard Theater (Monroe, LA), Wells Fargo Performing Arts Center (Santa Rosa, CA) Straz Theatre (Tampa, FL), Perot Theatre (Texarkana, TX), Mahaffey Theater (St. Petersburg, FL), Bloomenthal Performing Arts Center (Charlotte, NC), Paramount Theater (Denver, CO), Parker Playhouse (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Norris Cultural Arts Center (Chicago, IL), Papermill PlayHouse (Millville, NJ), Harris Performing Arts Center (Folsom, CA), Thrasher-Horne Center For The Arts (Orange, FL), Adler Theater (Davenport, IA), Effingham Performing Arts Center (Effingham, IL), Marcus Center For The Performing Arts (Milwaukee, WI), Dolly Hand Center For The Arts (Belle Glade, FL), Newton Theater (Newton, NJ), Goucher College (Baltimore, MD), Queensborough College ( NYC), Orpheum Theatre (Galesburg, IL)
STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME (A Totally Rockin' Environment Show)
Bus In Show for Performing Arts Venues
AUDIENCE TARGET AGE
Primary School Kids (ages 5 years to 12 years)
500-1500 kids in theater seating with theatrical lighting
Specifically tailored to the educational school audience, this show is an excellent blend of eco-entertainment and eco-education. Featuring curriculum based study guides that relate directly to the content of the show, and awesome green themed magic tricks created by the Rockin' Eco Hero himself - Steve Trash®.
ECO-LEARNING FROM THE SHOW
- Kids what will learn what pollution is.
- Kids learn why trash is a valuable natural resource.
- Kids learn what ecology is.
- Kids learn how everything in Nature is connected.
- Kids have fun and will be totally amazed.
LEARNING SUPPORT MATERIALS
- STANDARDS BY STATE LIST
- Excellent downloadable pdf STUDY GUIDES that correlate to the eco-educational show content. Download pdf Study Guide Here.
- Excellent downloadable eco-educational VIDEOS that correlate to the show content.
- Show is 55 minutes long.
- Show requires 3 hours to load in.
- Show requires 2 hours to load out.
- Show requires (1) local sound and (1) local light tech and (1) stage manager on deck
- Show travels with Steve Trash® - Rockin' Eco Hero
WHAT PEOPLE SAY . . .
"We asked Steve Trash to come and be the opener for Super Science Week at Greystone Elementary because we thought he would excite the kids and get them ready for a week of science fun. However, we got so much more than what we expected. Not only was Steve hilarious and educational, he gave the students a beginning understanding that science is the study of the natural world around us and that magic is where you seem to defy the laws of science, but we all know we canít! This knowledge helped with the experiments done later in the week when the kids remembered it was impossible to go against the laws of science and then began to investigate the reasons the trick worked.
The students raved about him saying:
"He was so cool!"
"He was amazing!"
"He was hilarious!"
"We loved his tricks!"
"We had no idea that you can recycle and be able to buy that same material again as something else."
I would recommend Steve Trash to any school who would like to inspire children to love scientific learning! He does just that in the coolest of ways."
"This season, two of our most successful outreach presentations were performances at two different schools by Rockin' Eco Hero Steve Trash. Although we increased his carbon footprint by booking him into schools at both ends of the county, the students at each school responded resoundingly to Mr. Trash's message of recycling and care for the planet. A performer whose energy easily matches that of his young audiences, Mr. Trash was unerringly generous - staying to talk to and sign autographs for children after each show. Although his school shows did not include the flash and dazzle of the fully-staged performance given the previous day at the Performing Arts Center (also to a sold-out and responsive audience), his accessibility and the ease with which he was able to fit himself into two very different performance spaces personalized the experiences for each group of children, so that they were completely captivated. Should Mr Trash find himself on the West Coast again, Cal Poly Arts would not hesitate to engage him again to bring his message to our local schools."
"The kids thought Steve was a Rock Star!"
"Bravo! Your message was wonderful and perfect for the students. Your presentation was outstanding and delightful."
"They loved it! They thought that you were sooo cool!!! A great kick-off for our unit on the environment!"
"Wonderful presention. Very positive, upbeat presenter. Fantastic program. Best one we've ever had."
"I enjoyed your show. I learned that we should reduce, reuse, recycle from now on. I was very impressed with your magic. Thank you. I enjoyed every bit! Your Eco-Buddy"
"My 8 year old daughter was able to see Steve Trash at the Ross Ragland Theatre with her third grade class. She had a blast and loved the show and also learned a lot! Thank you for putting on such a fun and educational show, my daughter hopes you will come back to Klamath Falls again!"
Many of Steve's educational shows have been locally sponsored events.
Past local sponsors include:
- Republic Recycling Services
- Okaloosa Recycles
- Alfa Insurance
- Keep America Beautiful - Davenport, Iowa
- Alabama Department of Environmental Management
- BFI Waste Haulers
- Pepsi Cola
- Birmingham Recycles!
- Madison County Water Festival
- Cousins Subs
- Waste Commission of Scott County - Iowa
- Ciba Corporation
- Waste Management Inc.
- Keep America Beautiful - Lexington, Nebraska
- Tate & Lyle Corporation
- Kansas Dept. Health & Environment
- Bluestem Solid Waste Agency
- City Carton Recycling
- Cedar River Paper
- Keep America Beautiful - Orlando, Florida
- Waste Watchers - Missouri
- Sarasota County
- Keep Palm Beach Beautiful And many others.
To book STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME (A Totally Rockin' Environment Show) for Performing Arts Market, please contact Jerry Ross at Harmony Artists - 323-655-5007 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.