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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

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

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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

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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Puppetry, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: Language Arts, Literacy
Population Served Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten
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:

Adventures of the Wild Wolf: Unleash Your Inner Reader & Author! (virtual only)
prerecorded (available for 2 weeks) $500 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) $600 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) + video for 2 weeks $700 … discounts available for multiple shows!

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

Protect the Planet: Earth Science & Ecological Entertainment!
in person w/ 1 performer $700 … prerecorded (available for 2 weeks) $500 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) $600 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) + video for 2 weeks $700 … discounts available for multiple shows!

Aussie Funk Jam: Didgeridoo Workshop!
in person w/ 1 performer $400 … prerecorded (available for 2 weeks) $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) … discounts available for multiple workshops!

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

PHOTOS

VIDEOS

  • Adventures of the Wild Wolf promo video

References

We have hundreds of references from schools and other venues, available upon request.

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.