Sunday, June 30, 2019
By Steve Trash - Illusionist, Eco-Educator, and Rockin' Eco Hero
The mailbox was old and needed to be replaced (there were now new homeowners and the door of the mailbox had completely rusted off)... So the new owner kindly gave it to our family as a keepsake/family memory (it had been the Art Goddesses' - Grandmother and Grandfather's home and mailbox for years and years and years). Over this past year or so, I had noticed that even though the house was "vacant", the mailbox was not "vacant" (I jog past it every day). A bird had taken up residence... nested... laid eggs... made baby birds. So I decided I'd plant this mailbox in a garden right in front of our home, in the hopes that a new bird family might find a home here, with us, at our home. But, to make this happen, I needed something that I didn't have. A mailbox needs a post. It's needs a good, strong, solid post. It needs a post preferably cedar (cedar is a very solid, solid, solid, hardwood that will last many years buried in the ground). So I went searching. The first few posts I found weren't very solid (pine mostly). Finally... I found a cedar post. It was just the right size. It was just the right material... cedar. It had been leaning against our "horse barn" for years and years. In fact, it had originally been the "gate fence" post that kept the horses (Frisky, Dave, Apache) in the field just above our house. This post had family history too. It had been cut, nailed, buried, and secured in place by the Art Goddess and her kids (Jennifer, Aaron, and Emily) when they first moved onto this land in the early 1980's. Because we no longer have horses and the field has been reclaimed by nature... I'd pulled that post out of the ground to make way for a tractor several years ago... It had been waiting patiently for some grand new purpose. Yesterday, I found that purpose. A family post, with a family mailbox, for a family to live in. #sometimesitsthemeaningyougivestuffthatmakesyousmile #lifeisgood #frogpondfamily #sweethomealabama #frogpondsstyle
Monday, June 3, 2019
Coming to Public Television
Alabama Public Television is excited to partner with Concrete Dream Inc./Steve Trash on a new show for children ages 6-10 that makes science fun. STEVE TRASH SCIENCE will be a weekly 30-minute series airing Saturday mornings on Alabama Public Television beginning in June 15, 2019.
Rockin' Eco Hero Steve Trash® has entertained more than 25 million people since 1984. He's appeared on CBS, ESPN, CNBC, HLN, and VH1. Steve travels the world, bringing his unique brand of eco‐magic to theatres, fairs, and festivals in many other countries including Japan, Australia, Canada, Portugal, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.
In his magic show, Steve Trash teaches kids about recycling using a combination of fun – and funny – magic routines that engage, entertain, and educate. Essentially, the show is all about environmental science, which the magician has been studying for decades. Steve Trash Science will take this act to television, exploring themes including ecosystems, food chains, soils, weather and climate, solar energy and more.
STEVE TRASH SCIENCE is designed for use in the classroom as well as at home. Episodes have been developed to follow school curriculum standards for science, with teachers involved as advisors in the production process. Online resources including suggested science activities for STEVE TRASH SCIENCE will complement program videos.
Like the best public television children’s programs, STEVE TRASH SCIENCE will engage parents as well as children. This is important because it encourages parents to talk with kids about what they’re watching, and possibly reinforce what they’ve learned with reading and other activities. Parents can easily access APT’s online videos and science activities.
APT is offering STEVE TRASH SCIENCE to other public stations that need strong science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content for children. The program will be distributed to PBS stations across the U.S. by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).
#stevetrashscience #science #stem #steam #stevetrash #realsciencerealfunny #sciencevsmagic