We loved having Dr. Powe visit! All too often, the work that we expect our students to do is dry and has no relevance to their lives. Not only did she bring the Native American Culture to life for my 5th grade students, she infused them with an incredible desire to see the exhibit... George Catlin, who was a name in a book, became a real person to them... Thank you again for the visit and for the enthusiasm that it brought to New Chelsea Elementary School.
Teri Fulton, fifth grade teacher, New Chelsea Elementary School, Kansas City, KS
This presentation really generated a lot of interest in our classes. Dr. Head was a very approachable speaker. He knew his audience well and his talk was geared towards them. This is what made it so successful. We truly appreciated his visit!
Middle school science teacher, Spring Branch Independent School District, Houston, TX
We all loved Dr. Robinson's presentation. He was wonderful and really kept them [the students] interested the entire hour. Thanks for giving us this opportunity.
Mary McMillan, Principal, Rummel Creek Elementary, Spring Branch Independent School District, Houston, TX
Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful events you brought to Harold Oliver, Gilbert Park and Lane [area schools]. ALL of the coordinators were very impressed with the presentations. The schools were thrilled and the kids thought it was 'AWESOME'. I can't thank you enough for this wonderful opportunity for our students.
Mary Richardson, Portland Parks & Recreation, SUN Community School Supervisor, Portland, OR
Dr. Everett was fantastic. The students were engaged. She adjusted the presentation to meet the different groups and their previous knowledge. You could see that the students wanted more and more of her knowledge. I have seen and been associated with many presentations. This project was so well organized and planned and so very appropriate for the students. I say a big thanks to all of you... Very worthwhile. I think the Fulton County children were fortunate to have this experience.
Theresa McGuire, Coordinator of Health and Physical Education, Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA
Thank you for allowing my school to participate in this program. The teachers and students involved are still talking about it!
Reginald Stephens, teacher, Bear Creek Middle School, Atlanta, GA
Just a note to express our appreciation to you and Ms. Kidwell for such an enriching series of presentations. Both staff and students expressed a real appreciation for the expertise and experience we were privileged to share. Your teaching/outreach program is a wonderful feature of the Smithsonian.
Tina Keeney, Chair, Stadium High School history/social sciences department, Tacoma, WA
"I have never had so much fun like that. That was a very good experience." - Sherry
"I appreciate that you came to our school to perform. It was an experience that I will never have again." - Jonathan
"Thank you for coming to our school and teaching us, and even singing a song to help us learn. I had the most fun with the music than I ever had before. So thanks again for the best time of my life." - Jennifer
"I wanted to thank you for coming and making our day special. It was a pleasure to have such talented people come to our school." - Blake
Fifth grade students, Buffum Elementary School, Long Beach, CA in letters to the presenter