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What the critics are saying about the Planetarium Outreach Program:
Teachers' Comments

"The children were impressed with your demonstration of distance between the Earth and the Moon, which is so hard to imagine.  I can't thank you enough for making these concepts closer to understanding for these kidlets than I do.  The kids always come back to school with a much better grasp after they've been with you.  And thanks for starting us on the right path with the moon phases.  That's a tricky one, too.  Of course they love the constellations.  Third graders are really into dots-to-dots and imagination.  Once more time, I am so glad to be able to thank YOU for your effort, your time and the respectful way you act with these youngsters.  I so love learning form you as well.  You are a teacher's teacher."

"Thank you so much for the presentation to you mad to our 3rd and 4th grade classes several weeks ago.  Your approach to these kids was perfect.  You didn't talk down to them, but you explained phenomena and processes to them in ways that they would understand.  You made the learning exciting and FUN.  The students came back full of information that they translated into a terrific report, so you had a big impact on their understanding of the sun, the earth, the moon and their relationships.  I appreciated that you were willing to adapt your program to our needs.  It was the perfect field trip to the planetarium because of that.  Again, many thanks!"

"Thank you or all of the time you put into the show for our 3rd grade children.  I know they learned many things and had a terrific experience!  We'll look forward to next year!"

"Our trip to the planetarium was wonderful.  You presented concepts SO clearly and talked with the kids in ways they could understand.  That is a great skill that you have!  It was nice to be able to ask questions all through the program. The kids came out quite excited.  Last night, as we were coming home from our band practice, one boy pointed up and proclaimed, "There's Orion and there's the Seven Sisters and there are the stars that form the bull's head!"  He was thrilled and so was I!  Thanks for your input in their lives!"

"I want to thank you for the informative and engaging presentation you made at the planetarium last Friday.  You demonstrated an understanding of three to five year olds, their interests, fears and curiosity.  Your patience in thoroughly explaining the details, listening to and addressing their many questions, and keeping their interest for a complete hour was commendable.  The presentation was informative and even the staff remarked on how much they learned."

"I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the wonderful work you have done for the Girl Scouts at Michigan Capitol Girl Scout Council. The programs that you have designed for the Brownie Space Explorer Try-It and the Junior Sky Search Badge are outstanding.  When we offered your programs to our membership last year I was unsure of the response we would get. However I can assure you that this is one of our most requested programs and one of the best attended.  Your programs are continually ranked excellent when evaluations are submitted.  Thank you so much for your dedication to quality and your community involvement."

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