Tales with Tails

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Author, storyteller, and naturalist Kevin Strauss weaves nature stories and folktales from all over the world. His stories educate and entertain people of all ages while teaching them about plants and animals of the upper Midwest. Energetic and dynamic, Kevin tells stories that grab his audiences and help them look at the world in a new way. He uses animal skins, skulls, and other artifacts to bring the natural world to life for listeners. Kevin's performances include school and public assemblies, classroom presentations, library programs, and workshops. Storytelling programs can be combined with hands-on naturalist programs and environmental education activities.

Kevin's Nature Programs include:

  • The Nature Ranger: (Preschool to Grade 3) Explore the natural world with stories, songs and animal props in this interactive "virtual fieldtrip" program. Participants will hear animal folktales and real life stories about the animals that live in the woods and fields right near their houses. They'll even learn how to listen like a deer and howl like a wolf. "Ahhooooo!"
  • Northwoods Animal Tales: Learn how bear got a short tail and why deer have antlers in this interactive story and nature program. Laugh and smile as these stories inspire students to want to learn more about the creatures who share our world.
  • Stories From the Bird World: No matter where you go, you will see birds. Learn science and story reasons for how birds fly, why birds are important and how birds help us every day in this engaging and nature-inspired program.
  • Round River Ecology Stories: Does it really matter if we recycle, conserve water and take care of our environment? Hear stories about why we need to care for our world, and discover simple ways to to just that as you laugh along with these stories of fools and wise folks from around the world.

    Program rates will vary depending on the number of programs requested. Rates listed at http://www.naturestory.com/rates.html give you an idea of rates for programs within 100 miles of Rochester, Minnesota. Rates for programs that take place more than 100 miles from Rochester may include additional fees for housing and per diem. Program discounts are available for booking multiple days of programs and for "blocking booking" with another school. For more information, contact Kevin at kevin@naturestory.com for more details.

  • Author: 
    Kevin Strauss
    Topic Areas: 
    Pollution Prevention
    Target Audience: 
    Grades Pre K-12
    Citizen and Youth Groups
    Outdoor Recreation Groups
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Outside Minnesota
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    Contact Kevin for current fee
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    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    <b>Kevin Strauss</b>
    PO Box 6511
    Rochester, MN 55903
    <b>Phone</b>: 507-993-3411
    <b>Email</b>: kevin@naturestory.com

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