Singing Zoologist performs for Hutchinson County Library
Lucas Miller brings his blend of science-oriented songs and stories to Hutchinson County Library on July 28. He is recognized as an American Masterpiece by the National Endowment for the Arts. Miller is a “singing zoologist” that performs at multi-media events for almost one hundred thousand children annually at schools, libraries and family concerts. Miller has been a independent artist and educator since 1994. Based in Austin, Texas, he has performed at the Texas state capitol, the National Zoo, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Moody Gardens and hundreds of elementary schools. Miller also holds a B.A. in zoology and brings science to life in wildly animated style. With an electric guitar, a trunk full of puppets, and images projected on an eight-foot wide screen, he entertains preschoolers and upper-elementary kids alike while teaching about monarch butterflies, wetlands, adaptations, metamorphosis and other topics. Miller, states that “First and foremost, I’m an educator. My goal is to teach children accurate information about wildlife. They want to have fun, of course, so I use songs and stories and basically act like a wild man to keep them engaged and focused.” Miller’s songs and stories have won honors from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, Great American Song Contest, National Association of Parenting Publications and more. “I work hard to create material that appeals to the whole family,” he says, “and I often hear from parents who tell me they enjoy the songs as much as their kids do. His most recent book “Dr. DNA & the Anaconda Invasion” is the first in a series about a super-hero for animals. “It’s something like the Magic School Bus with Captain Underpants at the wheel,” he laughed. His first book, Fifi the Ferocious, describes the adventures of a lapdog who ventures into the outside world only to discover how animals defend themselves against predators. For more information about Miller and his programs you can Visit www.lucasmiller.net and view music videos and book previews . For more information about the event contact Hutchinson County Library at (806) 273-0126.