The Singing Zoologist
Science is his jam!
Children’s author, musician, and YouTuber Lucas Miller (who really does have a zoology degree), is on a mission to cultivate and nurture young scientists! His creative videos, smart songwriting, and energetic teaching delight animal lovers of all ages.
The Singing Zoologist gets audiences giggling and grooving while they learn about metamorphosis, wetlands, ocelots, and more. Kids adore his live-wire energy and adults love the wealth of science he weaves into each song and story.
Grades: PreK - 5th
Length: 30 - 50 min.
* Offers virtual programs
(live stream or pre-recorded)
Programs Available for Public Shows:
ANIMALS ROCK: Audiences will learn a bunch about animals,! Lucas' hilarious puppet play Fifi the Ferocious teaches about animal defenses and his monarch butterfly song and “How Many Spots Has an Ocelot Got?” also figure prominently. (ages 4 & up)
I LOVE EARTH: Celebrate animals, nature, and the people protecting them in this eco-concert perfect for Earth Day. With songs about the endangered ocelot, the importance wetlands, Rachel Carson and the return of the bald eagle, this program will get your audience feeling energized, hopeful and inspired to take action! (all ages)
A HOLLY JOLLY BIOLOGY: Celebrate the season with the “singing zoologist’s” quirky, scientific rewrites of holiday classics like “Randolph the Deep-Sea Anglerfish,” “O Cephalopod,” “Single-Cell Rock,” “I Eat Blobby Frogs” (set to the tune of Feliz Navidad), and more. You’ll learn about the twinkling lights of the deep sea, how animals survive the winter, and why an octopus makes the perfect holiday guest. (all ages)
Programs Available for School Shows:
LIFE CYCLES: Perfect for 1st-3rd grades, students learn about the growth and migration of monarch butterflies, the metamorphosis of frogs, pollination of bluebonnets and the amazing work of honeybees.
OCEAN ECOLOGY: Especially for grades 3-5, we cover ocean food chains/webs, photosynthesis, and conservation. Featured songs: “I’m a Mako Shark,” “Living in a Wetland,” “We Can Bring Them Back,” and more.
LET'S DO LUNCH: Great for mixed ages, this program focuses on the adaptations that help predators find and catch prey and that allow prey to protect themselves. Featuring “Fifi the Ferocious,” “Anaconda La Bamba,” I’m a Cheetah,” “I’m a Mako Shark,” and more.
ADAPTATIONS AND ECOSYSTEMS: Learn about the world’s varied, natural environments and how climate affects the landscape and, in turn, how wildlife is adapted with special features to help them thrive in different ecosystems. This program for 3rd-5th grades includes “Bluebonnet Time,” “How Many Spots Has an Ocelot Got?” “The Chimichanga Song” and more.
Science: Life cycles, animal groups, metamorphosis, insects, animal migration, habitats, wildlife conservation, food chains/webs, ecosystems
Themes: Growth and change, seasons, cycles in nature, appreciation of nature, science, and observation
Language Arts: Rhymes, lyrics, storytelling, songwriting
Lucas Miller (Creator) has a Zoology degree! He graduated with a B.A. in zoology from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). Lucas has shared his love of wildlife with students and has presented for over two MILLION kids! Better known as the “singing zoologist,” he has been literally singing the praises of wildlife since. His zany humor, smart songwriting and unbridled passion for science inspire his fans, young and old, to respect and protect the natural world.
He is on the Texas Commission on the Arts’ Roster of Touring Artists & Companies since 2000. He also was selected as a Natl Endowment for the Arts’ “American Masterpiece Artist” for ’08-’10 touring seasons.
Lucas has reached millions through his legendary school programs and many more through his YouTube channel, “Science Up with the Singing Zoologist.” His recordings have won awards galore and he was named an “American Masterpiece” artist by the National Endowment for the Arts, but it’s really the notes from generations of fans that are his highest honor.