Grade School and Family Program Sampler
"Ellouise has a remarkable ability to reach both children and adults with her stories about nature."
— Marcia Sward, while Audubon Naturalist Society's Deputy Director
*** New 2009 ***
Spreading News in Colonial America
A New Front Porch history program for younger audiences, featuring lesser known heroes (men, women and teens) of America’s 18th century struggle for freedom. Suitable for 3rd to 8th grade and complements Colonial American curriculum. 45 to 60 minutes
398.2 Sampler -- Folktales for All
Drawing from a wide collection of folktales selected to ignite the students’ interest in folklore and promote reading. Programs vary in response to the ages and responses of the audience. Ages 7 – 11, 30 – 45 minutes.
Fur, Feathers and Scales
Developed by Ellouise during her five year tenure as the Audubon Naturalist Society's Storyteller in Residence (ending Winter 2009), "Fur, Feathers & Scales" remains Ellouise's signature school assembly program. Tapping a vast list of nature stories, Ellouise varies length and story focus of this program, if needed, to curriculum needs, audience age, and event time constraints. These programs open a child's imagination to the natural world through vivid images and fun stories of animals and tricksters. Programs change. Best for ages 7-11. 30-45 minutes; varies depending on event time constraints.
Uncommon Threads -- The Youth Program
The youth version of Ellouise's popular adult New Front Porch experience by the same name, the youth version also blends personal and family stories, with historical research including stories from letters prevsiously unpublished. What's different is length and sometimes choice of stories. Pairs well with "Your Name is Your First Story" storytelling workshop. 30-60 minutes.