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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! Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous Featuring Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim

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Program description

Meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered—larger than T. rex—and hear the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant was almost lost to science, before being brought back to light with the help of a remarkable young paleontologist.

Discovered more than half a century ago in Morocco by the great German paleontologist Ernst Stromer, Spinosaurus’ fossil remains were

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Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip
Artistic Discipline: History & Heritage, Media (film, video, etc.), Storytelling
Subject: Fine Arts: Theatre, Science
Population served: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Students with Disabilities
Bilingual: No
Available times:

10:30 a.m.

Length of program: 60 Minutes
Location(s):

Clowes Memorial Hall

4602 Sunset Ave

Indianapolis, IN 46208

Fees / Ticketing:

Student $8

Adult $15

IDOE STANDARDS

SCIENCE:
Standard 2 - Earth & Space Science
Standard 3 - Life Science
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (K-5):
RV.3 – Vocabulary in Literature and NF Texts: Build appreciation and understanding of literature and nonfiction texts by determining or clarifying the meanings of words and their uses
SL.3 – Comprehension: Develop and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (6-12):
SL.3 – Comprehension: Refine and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
FINE ARTS: THEATRE:
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Theatre artists reflect to understand the impact of drama processes and theatre experiences.
Anchor Standard 8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: Theatre artists’ interpretations of drama/theatrical work are influenced by personal experiences and aesthetics.
Anchor Standard 9 – Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work: Theatre artists apply criteria to investigate, explore, and assess drama and theatrical work.
Anchor Standard 10 – Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art: Theatre artists allow awareness of interrelationships between self and others to influence and inform their work.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Theatre artists understand and can communicate their creative process as they analyze the way the world may be understood.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Theatre artists critically inquire into the ways others have thought about and created drama processes and productions to inform their own work.
FINE ARTS: VISUAL ARTS:
Anchor Standard 6 – Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work: Objects, artifacts, and artworks collected, preserved, or presented either by artists, museums, or other venues communicate meaning and a record of social, cultural, and political experiences resulting in the cultivating of appreciation and understanding.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Individual aesthetic and empathetic awareness developed through engagement with art can lead to understanding and appreciation of self, others, the natural world, and constructed environments.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Visual imagery influences understanding of and responses to the world.
Anchor Standard 8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: People gain insights into meanings of artworks by engaging in the process of art criticism.
Anchor Standard 9 – Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work: People evaluate art based on various criteria.

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

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“Thank you very much for offering this educational experience! He kept the attention of the audience with the costume, acting and visuals while still able to teach some very important concepts (STEM).”

“Excellent show! I felt like we were watching a Broadway performance for kids. Very talented cast!”

“All trips to Clowes have been successful. Well organized getting buses in and out and the shows have been great.”

“A beloved series came to life right before our eyes!”

“I think the staff at Butler do a fantastic job! It is always very organized”

“It was the first time most of our students had been to Clowes and many the first time at a live theater production. They really enjoyed seeing the book come to life! We had also really enjoyed the Eric Carle show when it was based on his higher-leveled books.”

“My students learned how to attend a live show.”

“My students were so engaged. Laughing and loving it. Especially the dragon! It made for a class discussion about times we have been scared.”

“I am trying to develop a love of books with my students, so seeing the play definitely helped with this. For “Read-in Day” I asked the students to bring in their favorite book to share and one of my students brought in the Stinky Cheese Man. He asked his mom to buy it for him.”

“Wonderful seats! The kids were able to interact with the characters!”

“Very organized field trip experience and the programs are always top notch! Thank you for providing these opportunites for students.”

“This was our first field trip and it was a great success! Thank you for having us!”

“Great customer service, great performance! Very accommodating!”

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