Target Audience Codes:

  • GS – Grade Schools
  • HS – High Schools
  • AG – Adult Groups

MON/RAND – Speaker will travel to Monroe/Randolph Counties

AMERICAN INDIANS: WHO ARE THEY?

This presentation will help dispel stereotypes of Native Americans. Learn where Native Americans live, how they look, where they work and the roles they play in today’s society.

Candy Buechler, Administrative Assistant/Training and Development
Target Audiences: GS (4-8th), HS, AG

CAREER BINGO

Students will be exposed to basic ideas relating to career choice and learn about several careers while playing “Jobs,” a game similar to Bingo.

Amy Markus, Nontraditional Career Specialist
Target Audiences: GS (2nd-4th)

CELEBRATING CHILDREN

Are you lacking creativity when planning a party? The speaker will give children and adults party planning advice, from games to play, favors, crafts, and party themes. Birthday party demonstration as well as the history of birthday celebrations will be covered. Kids will love this session with great suggestions for their next social events. Lots of fun!

Melissa Winkeler, PSOP Activities and Recreation
Target Audiences: GS (K-6th), AG

HATS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Tales of international travel are exciting, especially for children who may not have had the opportunity to travel yet. This traveler’s exploits to Peru, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Japan, Hong Kong, Turkey, Scotland and China will be related through a collection of hats brought back from her journeys.

Valerie Thaxton, Retired VP
Target Audiences: AG, GS
MON/RAND

HOW MUCH IS THAT? TWO CHICKENS, PLEASE.

This session will show the evolution of money, from barter to electronic transfer. What do shells, fur, metal and chocolate (cocoa) beans have in common? They have all been used in the past as money! Coins from different countries and time periods will be shown.

Jana Ross, Biology Lab Technician
Target Audiences: GS (2nd-8th)
MON/RAND

INTRODUCTION TO SIGN LANGUAGE

This is a basic presentation that introduces simple/fun words in sign language for school children. It includes animals, colors, days of the week, common words, etc. Children really enjoy it!

Janet Wolf, Adjunct Faculty
Target Audiences: GS (2nd-5th)

MARIE ROUENSA: PORTRAIT OF A KASKASKIA INDIAN

Learn from a direct descendant of Marie Rouensa how the daughter of Kaskaskia Chief Rouensa influenced the lives of the Kaskaskia Indians around the turn of the 18th century. Rouensa gained respect in a white society, becoming one of the most notable women in southern Illinois.

Candy Buechler, Administrative Assistant/Training and Development
Target Audiences: GS (6-8th), HS, AG

NATIVE AMERICANS:­ HOW THEY LIVED

Learn how native Americans obtained their food, clothing, and housing. Find out what plants they grew and how they made their clothes. This presentation also includes raw materials they used in manufacturing their tools and weapons.

Jana Ross, Biology Lab Technician
Target Audiences: GS (PreK-8th)
MON/RAND

NOTABLE NATIVE AMERICANS PAST AND PRESENT

This session includes a PowerPoint presentation of Native Americans who have made an impact in history from the 19th century to present.

Candy Buechler, Administrative Assistant/Training and Development
Target Audiences: GS (5-8th), HS, AG

SPACE TRAVEL

How is space flight different than flying in an airplane? Discover the challenges astronauts face once they blast off. (Can be combined with The Solar System.)

Tami Hughes, Faculty
Target Audiences: GS
MON/RAND

THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Explore characteristics of the planets in our solar system and find out about the figure from mythology associated with each planet. (Can be combined with Space Travel.)

Tami Hughes, Faculty
Target Audiences: GS
MON/RAND