Peggy has been presenting Arts in Education Programs since 1989. She has an AAS Degree in Forestry as well as a keen understanding and deep appreciation of her subject matter. Peggy was selected as 1996 Adirondack Woman of the Year by the Adirondack Business & Professional Women's Association and as 1998 Adirondack Woman of Distinction by the Adirondack Girl Scout Council.
Bio Songs is a program of songs about science & nature designed to heighten the awareness of and enthusiasm for learning about the environment. Songs were chosen for their simple catchy melodies & scientific concepts. Students are encouraged to join in with the singing, clapping, movement, sign language and in one song, yelling. When songwriting workshops are included and time allows, students showcase their lyric-writing talents by singing with Peggy in an assembly program.
Molly Molecule ~ Hydrologic cycle Dirt Made My Lunch ~ Soils & Plants Habitat ~ Places animals live Planetary Perturbation ~ Solar system Weather or Not ~ Three kinds of clouds Animalia ~ Animal families' traits Head to Toe Healthy ~ Health, nutrition & safety Plant Presents ~ Things we use & benefits we gain from plants Who's Eating Who ~ Food chains Do You Care About Air? ~ Our atmosphere and it's pollution
Balancing the Scales Women in Adirondack History
I combine my A.I.E. experience, knowledge of Adirondack women's history & songwriting skills to present Balancing the Scales. The program is flexible enough for grades 4-12. The objective of Balancing the Scales is to bring to light the important role women played in shaping NYS history, and to encourage students to look beyond the textbook to discover women's amazing accomplishments. The humor and imagery in the songs & stories will capture the imagination and incite curiosity.
Mary Brown ~ Wife of John Brown/Abolition of Slavery Esther ~ Outdoors women of the 19th century Lydia ~ Hotelier, entrepreneur Big Belle ~ Logging camps & cooks Only a Housewife ~ Emily Smith poem of women pioneers One of a Kind ~ Margaret Emerson, wealthy owner of Great Camp Sagamore Grandmother Tree ~ Relationship of women & Nature Give Me Wings ~ Story of Martha Reben who cured tuberculosis in the ADKS Grandma's Quilt ~ Traditional crafts & family history passed thru generations Mary Jane ~ adapted from poem by Lucia Newell Oliviere (Jeanne Robert Foster's mother) Alice ~ example of a community organizer