The performers offer a variety of performances and residencies that address Common Core curricula, helping teachers meet NYS Learning Standards in the Sciences, Arts, History and English Language Arts, making learning fun!
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"Twist & Trout" and “Catskill Mountain Tales & Tunes” are Special Option Programs available through the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Public Education Grant Program, for schools and organizations in NYC and within the West-of-Hudson Watershed. This designation makes it very simple for you to apply for the CWC’s funding to bring us to your school, library or community organization. For more info on how to apply for this funding, please contact Diane Galusha, CWC Education Coordinator at (845) 586-1400, ext. 29.
Wild About Water
Chock full of toe-tapping tunes, “Wild About Water” is the perfect way to kick off or wrap up any unit on watersheds, water quality or water ecology.
Rollicking good sing-alongs combined with Ira’s infectious style, excellent musicianship and natural ability for teaching without preaching, make for a program that is a hit with students and educators alike.
Program length 30-60 minutes.
Twist & Trout is a custom Wild About Water program. Twist & Trout integrates into your school’s Trout in the Classroom project. Contact us to create your program today!
catskills tales & tunes
This program conveys the rich history of the Catskill region through traditional stories and songs, legends, anecdotes and Catskill Mountain lore. Teachers may select focus areas from the following topics:
This program was designed to support the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development’s “Sense of Place” curriculum. Study guide with discussion questions, terminology and suggested additional resources provided.
Folk Tales & Tunes for All Ages
Designed for grades 4-8, but appropriate for older audiences as well, this program meets NYS Learning Standards for Science, History and the Arts. It can also be incorporated into the Human History Module of the Catskills: Sense of Place curriculum.
The standard Watershed repertoire features songs, stories and background information about natural resource-based industries in the Catskill region; New York City’s quest for water; and the need for ongoing environmental stewardship.
Additional songs and stories tailored to the specific performance area or age and interest of the audience may be included if time allows. We recommend a minimum program length of 45 minutes.