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Program Information

Number of Artists: 1

Grade Levels: 4-5, 6-8, 9-12, Family, K-2, K-5

Program Length: 45 minutes or more

Ideal Audience Size: 50-100

Maximum Audience Size: 300-800

Setup Time: Minimal

Breakdown Time: Minimal

Technical Requirements: Space needs vary with program (consult AIE coordinator), PA system

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Artists Fees

Single Fee: $500 - $700 plus travel

Back to Back Fee: $700 - $900 plus travel

Full Day Fee: $900 - $1100 plus travel

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Doug Elliot is your tour guide to nature.  

Doug Elliott

Tour Guide of Nature


Environment & Wildlife, Storytelling

Program Type

Classroom Presentations, Elementary School Assemblies, High School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies, Residencies

Subject Areas

Conservation, Culture Studies, History, Literature, Music, Science, Wildlife

Doug Elliott, naturalist, herbalist and storyteller; as a tour guide of nature, Doug blends engaging personal anecdotes, ancient tales, and harmonica riffs into his environmental educational programs. In addition to the school programs listed, Doug offers workshops/hikes through a local natural area on woodslore and weed gathering.

Fishing Wishing & Tales of the Deep Blue Sea (K-8) This program explores and celebrates fish, fishermen/women, and other creatures that inhabit the watery domains of the earth.

Looking for America: A 20th Century Hero's Journey (6-12)A modern mythic adventure featuring true hitchhiking stories and freight hopping tales.

Possumology & Groundhogabilia (K-8) Tales, jokes, songs, poems and folklore of possums and groundhogs.

Slide Talks and Presentations: (K-12) The Bog as an Environment; Jungle Adventure: Inside the Rainforest; Plants & People; Creepy Crawly Critters; Possums, Greens and Fresh Sardines; Weeds for Your Needs

Stories, Songs, Jokes and Tales (K-12) A cultural tour of America's back country. A mix of traditional tales, ballads and personal narratives flavored with regional dialects, harmonica riffs, old songs and jokes.

Wildwoods Wisdom (K-12) The natural world as a source of food, clothing, shelter, eternal wisdom and lessons is the focus of this program.

Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom (K-8) A lively storytelling concert about animals, plants and people which highlights the human relationship with nature.