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Butler Arts Center

Butler Arts Center

Since 1991, the Butler Arts Center has presented curriculum-based, culturally diverse, fully accessible, and age appropriate performances and programs to all-aged audiences.  Live performances and programs enrich audiences with a variety of learning styles and approaches, exposing and introducing

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National Geographic Live! – Exploring Mars with NASA Mechanical Engineer Kobie Boykins

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Program description

NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins is intimately involved with the planet Mars. As supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing teams for the rover Curiosity, Boykins has monitored headline-making studies, including proof of the former presence of water on Mars indicating that the red planet could have supported life. Join Boykins, winner of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal, as he shares his

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Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip, Workshop/Class (Out-of-School)
Artistic Discipline: Media (film, video, etc.), Multi-Discipline, Storytelling
Subject: Fine Arts: Theatre, Science
Population served: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Location(s):

Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler Arts Center, Butler University

Fees / Ticketing:
  • School Registration Price: Student $8.00, Adult $15.00
  • Public Ticket Price: $15.00

*Scholarship applications for schools are available until October.

IDOE STANDARDS

SCIENCE:
Standard 2 - Earth & Space Science
Standard 4 - Engineering
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (K-5):
RN.4 – Connection of Ideas: Build understanding of nonfiction texts by verifying points and making connections between topics and ideas
SL.1 – Learning Outcome for Speaking and Listening: Develop and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Develop and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions
SL.3 – Comprehension: Develop and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
SL.4 – Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Develop and apply speaking skills to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of situations
FINE ARTS: THEATRE:
Anchor Standard 9 – Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work: Theatre artists apply criteria to investigate, explore, and assess drama and theatrical work.

Supporting Materials

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes

PHOTOS

Cancellation Policy

If a school is cancelled/delayed due to inclement weather on the day of the performance, or an unforeseen circumstance occurs that does not allow your school to attend, please contact the Clowes Hall front desk at (317) 940-9697 after 8:30 AM the morning of the performance. The Education staff is not in their offices on matinee performance days and will not be able to respond quickly to email or their office phone. We will be able to credit your account toward a future matinee performance. Refunds are given if an event is cancelled by the Butler Arts Center.

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