RiverCenter on the Road performances are curriculum-based, educational assemblies that are not only entertaining, but also support the curriculum-connected standards of your school. Our RiverCenter On the Road experiences are some of our most unique, save time, preserve educational ‘seat time’ and have no transportation costs.
To make your reservation or to check pricing and availability, contact Rick McKnight, Education Program Manager, at 706-256-3609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RiverCenter on the Road is sponsored, in part, by a grant from Wells Fargo.
Programs for 2019-20 School Year
STEAM Museum (Grades 3-9)
Tuesday, September 3 – Friday, September 13, 2019
Are you ready to turn your gymnasium or multipurpose room into a state-of-the-art, hands-on children’s museum focused on STEAM education? You’ll find 10 workstations to augment your existing science and math curriculum. In addition, we put the A in STEAM by opening up your students’ right brains through activities that encourage divergent thinking. This program is an all day in one school program because of the load in/out time.
Young Authors Day (Grades 2-9)
Monday, October 7 – Friday, October 19, 2019
Learn the principles of storytelling from a very unlikely person! Young Authors Day is designed to support and enhance the creative writing curriculum. The day begins with an all-school assembly by a classically trained mime artist introducing students to the “art of silence.” The performer discusses the differences between writing for the stage and writing for the page as the components of a story are explained. He stresses the importance of structure and he tells the students where to get inspiration for their own original stories. Freshly inspired, your students then return to their classrooms to write their stories for the performer. During the writing process, the performer stops in classrooms to answer questions and help with the writing. The day culminates with a second afternoon assembly in which the students are recognized for their fine work. A number of their own stories are selected ad are then actually acted out by the performer, live, for the entire school to enjoy. This program is, again, an all-day program, and one of our very best.
Ron Anglin: Juggler and Magician: F.I.G. Newton
September 23-27, 2019 and February 10-14, 2020
Ron is bringing his F.I.G. Newton show explaining Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion. Simple machines and physics concepts of friction, centripetal/centrifugal force and center of mass are made clear and FUN with plate spinning juggling, Chinese yo-yos, a unicycle and rola-bola. this program gets kids up and moving, tapping their concentration and balance. Cover the entire school in a morning or early afternoon. Ron Anglin does not look like a juggler or an acrobat. He has absolutely no street cred, nor ever wanted to be a clown. When clients first meet Ron, many ask “Did you come to help the juggler?” They think they’ve made a horrible mistake! That is exactly what Ron wants you to think?! Then Ron releases the Kraken performer that lives inside. With over 6,500 shows, no audience can now resist! They will laugh, they will be amazed, but most of all, they will learn tremendously. Ron does an amazing job mixing key science concepts, incredible demonstrations and a great sense of humor. Your kids will love every minute and learn more than you could teach them in a whole day.