For the past ten years I've been exploring the main boulevards and back-alleys of a place called, "How Bubbles Work & What We Can Do With Them".
Sharing what I've learned, through demonstrations for enthusiastic audiences of all ages (literally... adults become more engaged than the kids), is a real hoot.
Concurrently and previously (since '86, full time) I have been creating and touring one-man, hour-long educational programs out to elementary schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Cultural arts assembly programs, usually with 200 students at a time.
Available now: MAD ABOUT MATH, SCIENCE ISN'T ALWAYS PRETTY, WILD ABOUT WEATHER, AMAZING AMERICANS, THE SECRET WORLD OF BUBBLES.
With each program my goal is to enthusiastically share a refreshingly new and humorous perspective of the chosen curriculum based theme. I support what teachers are doing in class but from a different angle.
My presentations unfold as a series of unified, tightly crafted, high impact, low-glitz, laser guided demonstration/revelations. The 200 individuals in the audience know for certain I’m performing one on one for each of them. After a quarter century of practice I do have that knack, but it is no trick. I feel the same way.
I meet the audience right where they are and hook them by immediately threading the topic through their everyday experience. Once everyone is onboard we journey deep into the heart of our topic—connections are made & awe filled moments shared—ending in a crescendo of understanding tinged with newfound appreciation of & respect for our subject-matter.
Audiences know that for me, right now, this is personal. I’ll be disappointed with myself today if I can’t find a way to fill each of their buckets to the brim with good, important, interesting things to know. And because they sincerely like me back, even the “known miscreants” make an unusual and often heroic effort to take in what I offer.
Best of all, they laugh at my jokes even when the teachers, their parents and those kindergarteners are laughing too.