About This Program
Around the World: The Geography of Planet Earth
Let’s go on an adventure Around the World! Whether unearthing the mysterious treasures of King Tut’s tomb, gasping in the thin atmosphere atop Mount Everest, or learning to swim with piranhas in the Amazon River, this journey transports students to all seven continents and highlights interesting details about history, sports, animals, food, and weather in the context of geography. Presented by award-winning children’s performer Dino O’Dell, this program engages school audiences with humor, music, and lots of audience interaction. And it includes songs, stories, and an animated video presentation. Students also study landforms like deserts, plateaus, and mountains. In particular, they learn about landforms that are unique to the area in which they live. In the past, those have included the Great Plains of the Midwest, Chesapeake Bay of the Mid-Atlantic Coast, and rainforests and wetlands of the Pacific Northwest.
“Learning hasn’t been this groovy since School House Rock.” —School Library Journal
“Our elementary students were singing, laughing, and, all the while, learning about geography. Dino’s experience as a teacher makes a world of difference.” —Chris Masterson, Assistant Principal, Holy Name Elementary School, St. Louis, Missouri
”Focused, educational, and collaborative. Dino is a favorite with both the students AND the teachers.” —Vanessa Miller, Classroom Teacher, The Evergreen School, Seattle, Washington