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        PORTFOLIO

         

        PERFORMANCES

        • US Botanical Garden , Washington, DC, "Divine Seed: Plant myths from Around the World," 2008.
        • Australian Tour of Botanical Gardens , "Divine Seed: Plant myths from Around the World," 2008.
        • Ruskin Mill College , England, "Birds of Fortune: Blessing Stories From the Book of Nature," 2007.
        • Yellowstone National Park & Defenders of Wildlife , "The Mythic Wolf," 2007.
        • Sunbridge Waldorf College , New York, "Fairy Tales & Myths Across the Waldorf Curriculum", 2007.
        • Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh, Scotland, "Serpent's Pool & other Water Myths," 2006.
        • International Scottish Heritage Storytelling Festival , Scotland, "Secrets from the Dark Forest: World Tree Myths," 2004.
        • National Forest Service Conference of Landscape Architects and Planners ,
          "Visible Distance: Landscape in the American Mind," 2001.
        • Return of the Salmon Festival , "Salmon Boy & Other Marine Myths," U.S. Forest Service & Fish & Wildlife, 2000,'97,'93,'92 & '91.
        • Portland Waldorf School Storytelling Festival , 2001 & 2000.
        • Teton Science School , Jackson Hole, "Water Myths," 2000.
        • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History ,
          - "Pre-Hellenic Creation Myth & Labors of Heracles," '98.
          - "Coyote Tales" - in collaboration with Native dancer, '97.
          - "Tales of the Animal People" - with Robert Bateman paintings '87.
          - "Great Plains Coyote Tales," - with Karl Bodmer paintings & "Vanishing Frontier"
             exhibit, '85.
        • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History , "Water Myths," '99.
        • Oregon Symphony ,
          - "Beethoven's Life" - Illustrated with 5th Symphony, '98.
          - "Steinbeck's, The Red Pony" - Five two-minute vignettes interwoven with The Red Pony    Suite by Aaron Coplin, '97.
          - "Peter & the Wolf" - Narration, '96.
          - "The Firebird" - Stravinsky's Firebird Suite interwoven with Russian Fairy Tale, "Prince
              Ivan, The Wolf & The Firebird," '94.
          - "Animal Tales" - True life & traditional tales w/ music, '98.
        • National Gallery of Art ,
          - "Greek Myths", '86
          - "Eastern Woodland Indian Myths," ('85)
        • National Wildflower Research Center , "Divine Seed: Plant myths from Around the World,"
          Austin, TX, '98.
        • San Francisco Bay Area Storytelling Festival , '97.
        • New Jersey Audubon Migration Conference , "Language of the Birds", '97.

         

        KEYNOTES

        • Vital Spark International Conference on Heritage Preservation, Scotland, "Impact of the Artistic: John Muir, Thomas Moran and the Effects of Artistic Works in Wild Lands Preservation." 2007.
        • International Congress of Botanical Gardens , Sydney, Australia, "Tree of A Thousand Whispers: How Plants Tell Stories," 2003.
        • Mid-West Talented & Gifted Teacher's Conference , "Image, Story, Movement: Happy Minds at Work," 2003.
        • Mid-West Reading Conference , "The Singing Voice: Using Storytelling to Inspire Reading," 2001.
        • SMART Reading Tutors Conference , "Comprehension Before Decoding: Using Storytelling for Reading Skills," 2001.
        • Mosquito Hill Nature Center Speakers Series , "Birds of Fortune: The Art of Listening in a Techno-frantic World," 2000.
        • NAI SW Regional Conference , Albuquerque, NM, "Effects of Television on Brain Development & Its implications for Interpretation," 1999.
        • Mid-West Environmental Education Conference , "Distractions and the Divine: Creating Stories for a Sustainable Future," 1996.

         

        PASSIONATE FACT STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS

        • Montclair Art Museum , Montclair, New Jersey, 2008.
        • Metropolitan Waste Management , Melbourne, Australia, 2008.
        • Tour of Australian Botanical Gardens , 2008.
        • Port Arthur International Heritage Site , Tasmania, Australia, 2008.
        • NAI National Pre-Conference Workshop , 2007 (most recent). Also, Reno, Anchorage, Santa Clara, St Paul, Denver & various regionals.
        • Vital Spark: International Conference on Heritage Preservation , Scotland, "Stealing the Storyteller's Fire: A Voice Workshop". 2007.
        • National Wildlife Art Museum , Jackson Hole, 2007.
        • University of Nevada , Reno, 2007.
        • Royal Botanic Garden Edinbough, Scotland, 2006 & 2003.
        • Cedar River Watershed , Seattle, "Stealing the Storyteller's Fire," 2005.
        • International Congress of Botanical Gardens , Australia, 2003.
        • UK Conference of Botanical Gardens , Glasgow, Scotland, 2003.
        • Scottish Natural Heritage Congress on Diversity , Scotland, 2003.
        • Monteray Bay Aquarium , California, 2004 & 1996.
        • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area , Las Vegas, 2003.
        • Teton Science School , Jackson Hole, 2000, 2001 & 2002.

         

        NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TRAININGS

        • Grand Canyon
        • Yellowstone
        • Glacier Bay
        • Yosemite
        • Tetons
        • Denali
        • Mt. Ranier
        • Rocky Mt. Region
        • Mt. St. Helens (N. Forest)
        • Mt. Lassen
        • National Capitol Region
        • Shenandoah

         

        TEACHING

        • Oregon State University , 2006 - present.
        • University of Idaho , affiliate faculty, 1989 - present.
        • Island Wood School in the Woods , Bainbridge, WA. Residency, 2005.
        • Artist-in-Schools Residencies . 1982- Current.
        • Eurythmy: Speech in Movement ,
          - Fields School, Bend, OR. 1st & 2nd grade. Current.
          - Waldorf School of Bend. K-7th grade, student assemblies and outreach presentations   for parents. 1998 to 2005.
        • High Country School , Portland, OR. An academic traveling outdoor school. Taught Native American Literature, Environmental Issues, Creative and Expository Writing for high school and Elderhostel programs, 1979-1984.

         

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