Didgeridoo Down Under: Awesome Educational Entertainment!

Didgeridoo Down Under: Awesome Educational Entertainment!

G’day! Didgeridoo Down Under is a leading K-12 educational entertainment company in the U.S. We specialize in weaving cultural arts, core curriculum, character building, motivational speaking and audience participation into interactive shows, workshops and residencies. Our program themes range from Australian cultural arts to science, literacy, character education and more. We offer both in-person and virtual programs.

Our programs include …
– DDU Show: Australian Music, Character Building & More! (K-9th)
– Adventures of the Wild Wolf: Unleash Your Inner Reader & Author! (K-5th)
– Protect the Planet: World Music, Earth Science & Ecological Entertainment! (K-9th)
– Aussie Funk Jam: Didgeridoo Workshop! (2nd-12th)
– Didgeridoo Make & Play Residency! (3rd-12th)

Since 2003, we’ve presented 9,000+ programs at schools and other venues nationwide, and we’re based in North Carolina. DDU performers Rob Thomas & Tanya Gerard have performed at schools and other venues throughout the U.S. for 20+ years and have produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet. Tanya, who grew up in Australia, also has written a children’s book, The Adventures of the Wild, Wild Wolf.

More info about our school programs is available at www.didgedownunder.com.
Please view our promo videos at www.didgedownunder.com/gallery.

Proof of insurance available upon request. ASC does not hold current documentation.

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

darren@didgrevolution.com

https://www.didgedownunder.com

  14650 Bournemouth Rd., Tampa, FL 33626

Hillsborough

office 813-961-4656 / cell 813-833-8856

Adventures of the Wild Wolf: Unleash Your Inner Reader & Author!

Program description

Deep in the mystical mountains of western North Carolina, if you listen quietly at night, you might hear the ancient and enthralling sound of … a wolf! Although wolves no longer live in the wild in western NC, children’s author Tanya Gerard and her husband, Rob Thomas, have raised wolves and wolf-dog hybrids as pets for almost 20 years. Their pets – and their love of nature and storytelling – inspired Tanya to write a debut book, The Adventures of the Wild, Wild Wolf, and a soon-to-be-published sequel.

Tanya and Rob are now on a mission to motivate children to practice reading and writing, and to unlock their own inner reader and author. In this engaging and fun K-5th program, Tanya and Rob will read and act out passages from her book, complimented by stunning photos and captivating videos of their wild pets. Throughout the program, Tanya and Rob will deliver motivational messages about reading, writing and life. Their messages are simple but important: Read as much as possible. Start by writing about what interests you. Keep writing, even if it’s not perfect. Follow your dreams!

Tanya & Rob are a multi-talented duo that has performed at hundreds of schools, libraries and other venues nationwide. They also have recorded several CDs and have produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet.

Learn more about our school programs at www.didgedownunder.com/schools.
Please view our promo videos at www.didgedownunder.com/gallery.

Booking / scheduling contact

Darren Liebman

   office 813-961-4656 / cell 813-83-8856

 darren@didgrevolution.com

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Literary Arts, Puppetry, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: American
Program type: Assembly/Performance
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten
Subject: Language Arts, Literacy
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

A prerecorded program can be ordered for any two-week period of your choosing.
Please contact Darren for availability for live virtual shows. 

Available times:

A prerecorded program can be ordered for any two-week period of your choosing.
Please contact Darren for availability for live virtual shows. 

Length of program: The prerecorded program is about 45 minutes. The live virtual show is about 45 minutes, plus up to 15 minutes Q&A.
Space / technical requirements:

For the live virtual show, Rob & Tanya can perform via Zoom or most other live streaming platforms.

Location(s):

Performer Rob Thomas and Tanya Gerard live in North Carolina and perform year-round at K-12 schools, libraries, festivals and other venues throughout the U.S.

Fees / Ticketing:

** Discounts available for multiple shows on the same day – ask for details. **

Adventures of the Wild Wolf: Unleash Your Inner Reader & Author! (virtual only)
prerecorded w/ 2-week access $500 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) $600 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) + video for 2 weeks $700

DDU Show: Australian Music, Character Building & More!
in person w/ 1 performer $700 … in person w/ 2 performers … prerecorded w/ 2-week access $500 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) $600 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) + video for 2 weeks $700

Protect the Planet: World Music, Earth Science & Ecological Entertainment!
in person w/ 1 performer $800 … in person w/ 2 performers $1200 … prerecorded w/ 2-week access $500 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) $600 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) + video for 2 weeks $700

Aussie Funk Jam: Didgeridoo Workshop!
in person w/ 1 performer $400 … prerecorded w/ 2-week access $300 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) $350 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) + video for 2 weeks $400 … in person must be booked same day as show(s)

Didgeridoo Mark & Play Residency (in person only)
1 performer: 2 days $3000; 3 days $4000; 4 days $5000; 5 days $6000

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

R7 – Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

SL2 – Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

SL5 – Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

NC Essential Standards:

NCES.Bio.2.2.1 – Infer how human activities (including population growth, pollution, global warming, burning of fossil fuels, habitat destruction and introduction of nonnative species) may impact the environment.

NCES.Bio.2.2.2 – Explain how the use, protection and conservation of natural resources by humans impact the environment from one generation to the next.

NCES.EEn.1.1.4 – Explain how incoming solar energy makes life possible on Earth.

NCES.EEn.2.2.1 – Explain the consequences of human activities on the lithosphere (such as mining, deforestation, agriculture, overgrazing, urbanization, and land use) past and present.

NCES.EEn.2.8.4 – Evaluate the concept of “reduce, reuse, recycle” in terms of impact on natural resources.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

If a school cancels less than 45 days before the program date and does not reschedule or switch to another option, the cancellation fee will be 50% of the total booking price.