In my experience, children learn exceedingly well when they don't notice they're being taught something. So I endeavor to make every Mr. Mike visit an enjoyable, fact-laden experience...that's a whole lot of fun. I've developed a variety of presentations and programs that allow me to entertain and inspire children as well as adults. Find out how I can customize a dinorific program to work specifically for your needs. For more information about each program, simply click on each photo below.
An interactive discussion that encourages children to participate, ask questions and share their dino knowledge. Mr. Mike involves the kids by displaying dino models and sharing easy-to-understand facts about the dinosaurs and other extinct beasts.
Content is customized to be appropriate for all ages -- even college students and senior citizens.
Although Jerry the Book-Loving Gator is not a dinosaur (he's a distant cousin), he still thoroughly enjoys reading dino stories to the children. He's an outspoken advocate for literacy and along with Mr. Mike seeks to encourage a love for reading and leads by example.
He'll share some of Mr. Mike's own stories as well as other popular dino books.
Mr. Mike always wanted to host his own game show, so he invented one!
Here's the challenge: can you tell the difference between an actual ancient animal name...and one that Mr. Mike made up? Good luck! Contestants compete for cool dino prizes while the audience weighs in with their opinions.
How do you FULLY ENGAGE a group of dino-lovers? Let their imaginations envision and create their own dinosaur model! With Mr. Mike's help, they'll create a Brachiosaurus or Plesiosaurus...or they'll invent their own!
This activity is best for smaller groups (under 30) since it can require a significant amount of individual attention. Larger groups can be accommodated with assistance from staff/instructors.
The fascination with dinosaurs is trending to younger and younger all the time. Some parents report it began at 18 months!
So for those kids that have already been into dinos for a couple years, we offer the Mysteriosaurus activity. The children are challenged to identify a set of bones and reach a concensus with the other children in their group as to what animal they all "discovered."
Prefer your "fact-packed dino-rhymes" with a little melody? Presto! Mr. Mike teams up with his pal, Dr. Bob, to perform a concert of dino-centric tunes. Many of the dinorific ditties are direct descendants of Mr. Mike's own dino poems.
The Dinorific Duo's musical genres range from reggae and country...to blues and rock 'n roll. Musical aficionados will really dig it.
Maybe your scout group is looking for a new way to earn a science badge....
Maybe your classroom is wondering what it's like to conceive and write a book...
Perhaps your museum is in the midst of launching a new exhibit of ancient animals...
Is your childcare center wondering how to better connect with parents?
Maybe your retirement community is looking for something new and different for its residents...
Does your street carnival need a fun, family-friendly activity and professional host?
So many reasons to have a conversation with me! I have developed several custom programs that specifically target unique situations. Just tell me a bit about what you're looking to achieve. I'm more than happy to work with you to create something just for you.
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