Deep River Visions
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This movie shows the earth in the universe, and on its surface first we see life in the water, illustrated by fish in a pond. Then it shows life on land as birds in the distance and trees forming a forest, culminating with flowers and insects. There
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Although we might not live near the ocean, many of us have visited it, and it affects all life on earth. Imagine that the palm has hanging seeds that travel on currents to other places; notice the flying and wading shore birds; starfish; jellyfish;
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This sequence focuses on the changes within amphibians and insects from generation to generation. You will see swimming frogs, various stages of tadpoles, and surface frogs as well as the pond vegetation they live in. The stages of these creatures
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Hopefully for classes with a screen setup and enough audio volume, this might be a fun change of pace and a challenge for eyes/hearing/ and hand coordination. Multicolored butterflies in a wildflower background appear in various changing patterns. I
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(New for school year 2014-15) The subject of dragonflies offers many avenues for study. Dragonflies have been an ancient and popular decorative image and the subject of folklore because they appear in many colors and varieties. They also have an
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(New for school year 2014-15) I hope this will foster Fall or Winter nature walks in comfortable conditions. The intent is to help students envision the role of trees in various stages, especially in the "rotting log" phase. The plot starts with
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This 6 min. short film covers a quick look at types of shelters built or adapted for use by various animals. (You may want to use it to start a discussion to see if students can think of other examples, including complex cases such as chimney
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This file focuses on Animal Deceptions (blending with or resembling other backgrounds or creatures). Camouflage (cypsis) can serve predator or prey. It basically is an adaptation of color, texture, or form (or some combination) in order to better
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(New for school year 2015-2016) This video shows a series of (logarithmic) spiral forms in nature as an opening to the study of all kinds of patterns the teacher could introduce. A good overview of the spiral and patterns in general can be found
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This video focuses on ways that meadow plants invade an open area, and how they are followed by trees, noting that most invasive types are mainly blown in by the wind. Several mechanisms for wind dispersal are shown by the dandelion, thistle, and
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This video is intended to support learning about the water cycle, using the visual idea of a magical water drop to express the many ways that water can appear in nature. The film opens and closes with the ocean as the source and destination of the
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This video was originally going to be about the moss life cycle, then branched into including tardigrades ("Water Bears"). However, the subject of life in ponds and other fresh water at the microscopic level opened up more variety of creatures that
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This is a short "storybook style field guide" that can be be used with other materials to explore butterfly groups, habits, and life cycles. I did confirm that all of these are very widespread. If they are more prevalent in the eastern US, look into
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a pianist and church musician in private for a long time, but worked in another field. The training in music technology and animation came along in order to prepare for retiring. I did teach Randolph Community college curriculum courses in History of Rock Music and Jazz Appreciation in 2009-2010. In the final assignment, my students were encouraged to make expressive digital collages using online software. Also I taught 7th and 8th grade general science years ago in Clinton, Tenn. and adult landscape design at A&T State U. and at Guilford Technical Community College. I tutored 3-5th grades in general homework at church and taught piano to lower grade students for 2 years as part of the Harmony Music Project in Greensboro NC (on Facebook). My main career was doing work as a landscape architect and illustrator and I continue to assist nonprofits, such as schools and churches. Recent examples include projects such as an environmental study area, an elementary school butterfly garden, and a head start grounds improvement. Website: http://www.evocations.org/landscapedesign.html

MY TEACHING STYLE

My 2 interests came together when I attended a “Child in Nature” conference at the NC School of Design, which led to development of my thoughts leading to the Deep River Visions children’s art videos. It seems like we all start out "drawing" and "painting," and that universal aptitude can be guided to become a tool for deeper observation. In keeping with the book "Last Child in the Woods," I would like to foster more nature awareness in the next generation. I see myself more as a background media resource person than a leading classroom personality, but have enough exposure to relate to teaching.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Several in landscape design.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Science in Music Technology - Indiana/Purdue University. Completed in May, 2008. More information available at http://music.iupui.edu/degree/ (Earlier training in landscape architecture at Michigan State U.) All courses involved research and submission of papers related to design of music websites and use of software products in video sound enhancement and music learning environments, and my final project research in this area led to the idea of including amateur art in music videos. Portfolio: http://www.mindspring.com/~lesmuskey7/intro.html

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I started composing about 1995, and in 1998 opened a sheet music website so I could share pieces written by little-known historic composers and my own writing. The site has been favorably reviewed and linked by indexes of Internet sheet music sites. The blog tied to the archives of scores is http://dreamcreekmusic.org I also have a “You Tube” Channel: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=wagle88&p=r Finally, a few downloadable soundtracks are available at: https://soundcloud.com/dreamcreekmusic