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Programs for Environmental Awareness and Cultural Exchange by Michael Caduto

Keywords: elementary school, middle school, high school


Michael Caduto's participatory performances engage through the use of creative and theatrical storytelling, music, dance and guided imagery. He has performed at hundreds of venues throughout North American and beyond, including more than 1,000 public and private schools, libraries, museums, nature centers, camps, colleges and other locations. His school programs reach 15,000 children each year and more than 250,000 people have attended his performances and educational programs.

Michael has also performed at dozens of national, international and regional conferences, including storytelling and theater festivals, children's festivals, educational conferences, teacher conventions, conferences on cultural diversity and Native North American traditions, writer's workshops, literacy conventions, natural history festivals and conferences, bookseller conventions and more.

Michael is the creator and coauthor of the best-selling, award-winning books Keepers of the Earth, Keepers of the Animals, Keepers of Life, Keepers of the Night and Native American Gardening. His other books include Earth Tales from Around the World, The Crimson Elf: Italian Tales of Wisdom, A Time Before New Hampshire: The Story of a Land and Native Peoples and Remains Unknown: and The Final Journey of a Human Spirit.

His picture/activity books include In the Beginning: The Story of Genesis and Earth Activities for Children and A Child of God: Stories of Jesus and Stewardship Activities for Children. Michael also wrote Pond and Brook and A Guide on Environmental Values Education (UNESCO English and Spanish editions).

He has written more than 100 articles for magazines such as Cricket, Rodale's Organic Gardening, Sanctuary, Instructor, Nature Study, Green Teacher and Ranger Rick's NatureScope. His feature articles have appeared in many newspapers and his op-ed pieces have been carried over Reuters International News Service.

In 1984 Michael founded a service called P.E.A.C.E. Programs for Environmental Awareness and Cultural Exchange. P.E.A.C.E. promotes understanding, awareness, appreciation and stewardship as the foundation for building a harmonious, sustainable relationship between people and Earth, and among the cultures of the world.

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