Interactive Education Programs:
After you see him you, too, will say,
Ray McNiece IS
addition to his exciting, interactive, K-12 Poetry Show he has toured for many
years, Ray will continue to present two children's show this year. A number of
dates are booked. Please scroll down for teacher and educator comments.
To schedule performances here or outside of NE Ohio, contact Ray
This interactive experience recreates two
individuals in botanical history who have been influential in developing our
knowledge of the world of plants. Both programs have been very well received,
garnering rave reviews not only from students, but educators and teachers.
educators are saying about Ray's
program was beneficial to the students because it made history 'come
alive.' Johnny stayed in character throughout. They will never forget
their visit from Johnny Appleseed!" (Grade 3)
"I liked the way Johnny interacted
with my students. The whole activity was valuable because the students
got a look at history in a way they found fun. My children are still
talking and laughing about Johnny. He really was terrific with the
kids!" (Grade 5)
was excellent. He knew how to speak at the children's level. They
enjoyed his accent and clothing." (K)
"We loved, loved,
loved your presentation yesterday. You held the audience spell bound and
from the many good answers I am sure much was gleaned from your program."
"You'd swear it was really Johnny Appleseed in person!"
"We read a picture book about Johnny Appleseed. The book showed
pictures that looked remarkably like the actor. I think the kids were
very surprised." (Grade 4)
"Johnny was just
perfect. I hope he'l1 return next year." (Grade 4)
"The children in
both classes enjoyed their visit form Johnny Appleseed. The songs and
the biographical information was well received. They were excited about
the apple seeds, loved his outfit, especially the pot on his head.
Having read a version of the Johnny Appleseed story, seeing
Johnny really was a meaningful activity." (Grade 2)