Programs for Students
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FIELD TRIPS
Teachers and Homeschoolers: Plan your 2013-2014 theater field trips now! Fun and educational trips are now scheduled. Please call 942-5605 to be mailed a brochure for teachers and for reservations, or email Lisa Cobb. Ot download here 2013-2014.schoolshowbrochure
Performances are at 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall). Student Admission: $5.00 (One complimentary chaperone per ten paid admissions).
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Music and Singing with the New Christy Minstrels
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:45 am
Recommended for Grades K-5
The New Christy Minstrels introduce young people to good old-fashioned folk music, which means that the words are important and the songs are memorable. The band sings and plays music to help keep this traditional American music alive for this and future generations
NEW DATE!! NOVEMBER 19
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents
The Three Mess-keteers
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
9:15 &10:45 am
Recommended for Grades K-5
The Kingdom of Clean is in despair due to the dastardly Duke of Dirt who has trashed the territory, polluted the ponds and fouled the forests with his rubbish. The Three Mess-keteers have been called to rescue the revered resources and exact environmental justice. The Mess-keteers’ quest takes them to the three corners of Clean where through quick action, clever thinking and some creative clean up, the Mess-keteers are able to put a stop to the Dirty Duke’s deeds and rescue the Kingdom of Clean. Loosely based on The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas.
The Tricky Dogs Show
Friday, January 10, 2014
9:15 & 10:45 am
The Tricky Dogs Show is a hilarious circus style comedy act that is full of fun and learning. Students will enjoy meeting Twinky, Chico, Minnie, Cricket, Lucy, Ziggy, Peewee T Poodle, and their pet human Mr. Rick Martin.
“Wow! What a great show. The kids were laughing, having fun and learning all at the same time.” -Lisa Schellpfeffer, Deerwood Elementary
History Education Program
Share the History of Tarpon Springs with your students… The City of Tarpon Springs provides an education program for fourth grade students and teachers. History posters and “traveling trunks” bring the rich cultural heritage of Tarpon Springs right into your classroom. The history poster is available to teachers at no charge. (Email your request). The poster shows photographs, text and artwork identifying the four important eras in the history of the area: the Indian Era, the Early Settlers, the Booming 1920s, and the Sponge Industry and Greek Immigration. Traveling trunks (suitcases), which can be borrowed by teachers for display and discussion in the classroom, contain historical items that illustrate life in past centuries, and reproductions of vintage photographs that document the community’s heritage. For more information or to arrange a field trip, call 727-942-5605.
TEACHER GUIDES: THE GREEK COMMUNITY OF TARPON SPRINGS
The Heritage Museum Exhibit “The Greek Community of Tarpon Springs” covers a wide range of information regarding the history and culture of the community. The exhibit is suitable for teaching children at all levels about local, ethnic, or maritime history in Florida. In order to prepare students for a visit to the exhibit, four short synopses based on sections of the exhibit are provided:
- The Greek Community of Tarpon Springs: Introduction: History and Current Life
- Greek Traditional Culture
- Maritime Traditions: Sponge Fishing
- Music and Dance
Teachers who are interested in Florida’s traditional culture can integrate information from this exhibit into many classroom topics that fulfill Sunshine State Standards. While the exhibit is most applicable to standards in Social Studies and Music, teachers might also find a relationship with standards in Visual Art or Science.