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Fox Cities PAC Celebrates Students and Educators Beyond National Arts in Education Week

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Fox Cities Performing Arts Center announced new additions to the 2022-23 Amcor Education Series at National Arts in Education Week September 11-17, 2022. The center invites students and educators to participate in live performing arts experiences that bring lessons to the classroom. life on stage.

The Amcor Education Series is specially designed for students and educators. Students from pre-kindergarten through her 12th grade in public and private schools, state-registered home schools, and state-licensed family or group day care centers are welcome to participate in this series . Curriculum-based programs integrate subjects such as drama, music, dance, art, English arts, social studies, and science. A major focus of the 2022-23 season will be exploring what community means and the people, places and events that have shaped it.

New to the Amcor Education Series, the 2022-23 show includes a selection of live National Geographic events.

National Geographic Live

National Geographic’s Tour Speaker Series brings to life the awe-inspiring tales of National Geographic’s explorers. This spring’s exciting line-up of events will bring some of National Geographic’s most dynamic and fun explorers to audiences on a live stage. Each event features stunning imagery, captivating footage and first-person stories from world-renowned scientists, photographers and conservationists.

National Geographic Live Presents

Nizar Ibrahim | Paleontologist
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

12:30 pm

2nd to 5th grade

Themes: History, Geology, Paleontology, Adventure, Geography

Visit present-day Morocco and travel back in time with paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim to hear how they discovered a prehistoric monster bigger than a T-rex. Spinosaurus, the largest carnivorous dinosaur known, had spiked teeth, a body over 50 feet long, and unique adaptations for survival. Explore the treacherous Cretaceous habitat that Spinosaurus called home. Students will be fascinated by the amazing stories of how this dinosaur was discovered, lost, and rediscovered.

National Geographic Live Presents

Brian Skerry | Underwater Photographer
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

12:30 pm

Grades 9-12

Themes: Ecosystems, Oceans, STEAM, Exploration

Renowned National Geographic explorer and photographer Brian Skerry has explored and documented the Earth’s oceans for nearly 40 years. In his latest project, he turns his lens on one of the world’s most beloved animals: the whale. Students dive into the life and culture of these marine mammals. Discover the extraordinary communication skills and complex social structures among different species of whales, and learn what these majestic creatures can tell us about ourselves and our planet.

National Geographic Live Presents

Ray Wynn-Grant | Carnivore Ecologist
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

12:30 pm

5th to 8th grade

Themes: Ecosystems, Wildlife, STEM, Exploration

Rae Wynn-Grant is a scientist with the National Geographic Society’s Last Wild Places Initiative. She works to protect and restore iconic wildlife populations such as North American black and grizzly bears. But how can bears and humans coexist peacefully when the wild lands that inhabit them are criss-crossed by roads, fences and ranches? is.

New additions to the Amcor Education Series for 2022-23 shows include Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation.

Friday, April 21, 2023

12:30 pm

Grade K-4

Themes: Friendship, Nature, Literature

Disney’s iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Lou, Rabbit, and Owl (oh…and don’t forget Tigger!) are beautifully crafted. It was brought to life in the stage version of the musical. Featuring the Grammy Award-winning classical music of the Sherman Brothers and his AA Milne tunes, this beautifully fresh stage adaptation tells the story through the eyes of the characters we all know and love in stunning life-size puppetry. You can Acrewood.

For a complete list of Amcor Education Series events, visit

Fox Cities PAC thanks students and educators for National Arts in Education Week. Educators play a major role in ensuring that the Center brings educational and entertaining programs to the Fox Cities community and beyond. Through this partnership, the Amcor Education Series will continue to engage students and educators throughout the season.

To celebrate this partnership, the center invites educators to create an evening of remembrance at the Education Outlet. The event features special prices for his Broadway performances, free hors d’oeuvres, and networking with fellow educators. Tickets are on sale now for the 2022-23 season of Educational Outlet Events featuring CATS performances on Saturday, March 25, 2023. To learn more about this educator opportunity, visit

Maria Van Raanen, President and CEO of Fox Cities PAC, President of Fox Cities PAC; “At the end of the Center’s first season, the 2002-03 season, she had 19,822 students and educators from the 199 schools participating in the series. To date, 434,057 students and educators have We are enjoying these educational and fun experiences.”

Other Center programs and initiatives that welcome students, educators, and other community members to enjoy and learn about the arts include the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program, PATHS, Family First Nights, and Community First Community Engagement Series. .

Fox Cities PAC would like to thank Amcor for being the title partner of the Amcor Education Series. Their generous support enables students and educators to attend live performing arts experiences that inspire, entertain and educate at subsidized ticket prices. The center would also like to thank its joint partners Schneider, Kimberly-Clark and Miller for the Amcor Education Series.