Fall 2003 ~ Assembly Programs


Science Discovery (K-6) ~ Monday-Friday, November 10-14

Dear Principals and Teachers:


The Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education will once again coordinate the Science Discovery Assembly Program for K-6 students in Copper Country and Gogebic-Ontonagon ISDs. This Fall, the Back to Bones assembly program will be offered for Grades 1-6 students, and the Animal Tales (with different animals & books than were used in Spring ’03 will be offered for Pre-K & K students. Teachers had rave reviews about the Science Discovery assembly programs conducted during the spring. I’d be happy to share the summary of teacher comments with any school.



Email, fax (906-487-3341) or mail the attached registration form for the assembly program that you are requesting to Joan Chadde by Friday, October 10.  Availability will be on a first-come basis.  Please list several possible dates and times for each assembly program of interest. For more information, contact Joan Chadde at 906-487-3341 or jchadde@mtu.edu 



Science Discovery Assembly Program Descriptions


(1)   Animal Tales (Pre-school & Gr. 1) uses live animals (from the Back to Bones assembly program) to illustrate four stories that are read aloud to the students. After each story, a live animal featured in the story is shown and questions about that animal are answered. 




(2) Back to Bones (K-6) is about animals with a backbone, called vertebrates. Fish, amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles are discussed. Live animals are used to show the general characteristics that make each group unique. As students leave the room they will be able to pet one of the animals! Students’ questions are encouraged throughout the program. This is their most popular program!


PRESENTER: The programs are conducted by Mike Roberts, owner of Science Discovery, Inc., established in 1989 by certified teachers. Mike Roberts is an animal trainer and professional entertainer. Animals are housed in a USDA licensed facility. Programs are designed to make learning fun and safe.




GROUP SIZE:  maximum of 100 students per show to allow everyone to see the animals close-up.




PROGRAM LENGTH:  45 minutes (allow 15 minutes between assemblies; up to 6 shows per day)




SET-UP & TEAR DOWN TIME:  30 minutes to set up, and 30 minutes to pack up.




COST:  $250 per half day, for up to three assemblies in the same location.