Dancin’ with the Honeybees is an assembly/workshop program presented by Cliff Sunflower. Using honeybees as his focus, Cliff reaches all levels of students and adults with concepts, facts and ideas about the Ecology of the natural world. Dancin’ with the Honeybees uses storytelling, poetry, prose, puppetry, music, dance and participatory theatre. The follow-up “Bee Touch Me Museum” lab program reinforces the science concepts presented in the main assembly.
In Earth’s Journey the students act out the Winter Solstice and the subsequent under-standing of science theory inspires them to read more, write more, and explore, both individually and co-operatively, the science they have learned about in this program.
The mythical Native American story about a people 10,000 years ago creates enthusiasm for the underlying scientific content. The story also leads the students through a lesson in cultural diversity.