May Education Programs at the Bush Library and Museum

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This May the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is offering free on-site and distance learning education programs for students from kindergarten to adult.

"Adventures of Peter Rabbit and Friends" by Teresa Maurer
May 1, 2014, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CDT
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center and Distance Learning

Listen to the exciting stories told by "Miss Teresa" Maurer, a talented storyteller affiliated with The Beatrix Potter Society. The stories are about Peter Rabbit and his adventures with his famous cousin, Benjamin Bunny. An added treat will be a story about Mr. Jeremy Fisher. Peter Rabbit will be on-stage, too! For students in grades K-3.

"Musical Storytelling, Growing Up To Become President Bush: Character Counts!" by Bobbee Pennington, storyteller, writer and composer
May 1, 2014, 12:30-1:30 p.m. CDT
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center and Distance Learning

Highlights from President Bush's childhood and youth will inspire students to consider how to grow up to be the best citizen possible. All of the stories and songs are geared to enhance the theme of character development. Joining together in music, movement and folktales "with a twist" will also help to meet several common core standards for grades K-3.  

"El Vaquero, Cowboy of the American West" by Angel Vigil
May 15, 2014,10:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. CDT
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center and Distance Learning

Angel Vigil describes the role of the Spanish/Mexican cowboys in the origins and development of cowboy culture in the American West. Come enjoy his historical stories about the working vaquero and his masterful trick roping routine. For students in grades 3-8.

"Creative Drama and Storytelling Workshop for Adults" by Barbara Hailey
May 22, 2014, 1:30-5 p.m. CDT
Bush Library and Museum Classroom

Barbara Hailey, professional storyteller and author, leads sessions about selection and dramatic creation of historical figures. She will strengthen storytelling programs through dramatic emphasis and organization. Costumes and props will be covered. This free workshop will also be a helpful preparation to engage audiences of all ages with a focus on our youthful audiences.

For more information contact the Bush Library and Museum Education Department at (979) 691-4006 or email bush.education@nara.gov.

Make free online distance learning reservations at http://www.connect2texas.net/bushlibrary41 (video-conference, live stream or recording).

Located on the campus of Texas A&M University – a premier public Tier 1 research university home to more than 50,000 students – the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is part of the National Archives and Records Administration's Presidential Libraries system. For more information go to bushlibrary.tamu.edu.

Media contact:

Will King
Marketing and Communications Director

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

(979) 691-4069  |  will.king@nara.gov

SOURCE George Bush Presidential Library and Museum



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