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Arts education programs are designed for children from pre-K to secondary Schools as well as families. The programs combines music, storytelling and Story making with music skills, character exploration, vocables for exploration and presentation.
Stories are told, created and explored by the artist and students along with themes selected by school or artist. Thinking, writing and organizational skills are enhanced and helps build self-confidence and articulation.
The program accomplishes several curriculum goals and can be linked to language arts and core curriculum.

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"Living It Up On The River"
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GRADES 3-5

Music and storytelling, two powerful tools to teach and communicate Messages of understanding our place in the natural world and promote A healthier more sustainable environment. This program was developed over a 4 year period with elementary school students in Croton New York. It is a fun, multi-discipline, standards based program that explores the folklore, Legends, myths and music about people and wildlife living along the river.
Environmental education is vital to American River Conservancy and the children are excited by the idea of being river keepers. Environmental education is vital to American River Conservancy.

Grades K-5
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For four consecutive years, Therese Folkes Plair has been our resident artist in music and library for a collaborative Hudson River Project. She is an endless source of creativity, a wondrous blend of musical, artistic, and storytelling talent. The variety of performances have included puppet shows, dances, concerts of original and traditional river songs, improvisations, drumming clinics and plays. Our students and teachers love Mrs. Plair, and students constantly ask us when she will be returning.

Not soon enough!
"Live! Under the Radar: The Convention on the Rights of the Child"
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"Ants Heart, A Mosquito Bone"
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"Sundiata, Lion King of Mali"
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