Starting June 2019
The 2019-20 show “Space Safari” will be out of this world! The universe is an amazing place and full of people of all kinds. We will meet many of them in stories and songs. Nancy and Her Friends will encourage her audience to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and introduce some wonderful facts about space.
More About the Show
Opener: We meet Deet Deet, an alien who crash-landed in Nancy’s backyard. Deet’s translator is broken and he cannot speak an earth language, but Nancy knows enough Martian to translate for us and we learn the rules for the show: sit on your bottom, keep your hands and feet to yourself, and no talking during the show.
We learn that each of Nancy’s children has found a favorite book to read and learned one science fact that they want to share with us.
Lili Weasel is dressed like Darth Vader. She wants to learn the song “Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill”, so Nancy attempts to teach her, but Lili misinterprets something at every turn. Along the way however we learn a lot about the water table and how we all need to conserve water and learn to care for the earth. We also learn about Jill’s compassion for her brother and how we can be more like her.
Larry the Crocodile has read the book “Goldilocks and The Three Bears” and tells his own hilarious and completely inept version. But thanks to Larry’s version we learn about not going in strangers’ homes, not breaking others’ things, saying “I’m sorry” when we do the wrong thing, and that naps are good for you. Larry has also read about gravity and thinks he can defy it by the “power of his magnificent brain” he learns differently however – we are all bound by the same rules.
And last but not least sweet and amazingly cute Waco the Weasel is dressed like an astronaut even though he thinks he’s too little. We learn that Commander Jim Weatherbee who commanded the space shuttle four times was 6’4” but Jessica Meir, who recently walked in space, is only 5’4’’. When she was in the first grade Wendy’s teacher asked them to draw a picture of what they wanted to be when they grew up and Wendy drew a picture of herself as an astronaut on the moon! It’s important to have dreams! And it’s not your size that matters, it’s believing in yourself. It’s what’s in your heart that matters.