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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.


Ages:  4-10


Grades:  PreK - 5th


Length:  30 - 50 min.


Programs - Family series

Totally JAW-some!

Think you know a lot about sharks? Don't miss this multimedia ocean deep dive with YouTuber and musician Lucas Miller, the "singing zoologist!" Sing with sharks, boogie with plankton, and flaunt your aquatic IQ in the Great Ocean Trivia Tournament! From the deep sea to the wetlands, sea lovers of all ages will adore this adventure beneath the waves. (ages 6 & up)


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)



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)


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)

Educational - School series

For Grades K-2 (ages 5-7)

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.

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.

For Grades 3 - 5 (ages 8 & up):


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. 

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.

*Curriculum Connections:

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


Engagement & Outreach

Pop-up experiences:

Travelling science exhibits that are interactive and allow attendees to stop, ask questions, and actively engage in science. 


Themes include birds, wetlands and monarch butterflies.  Through microscopes attendees can view plankton (wetlands program), feathers (wetlands), butterfly wings (monarchs), tiny caterpillars (monarchs), and other odds and ends..  In the wetlands program there are interactive displays to show how birds eat different foods with different beaks and make paper bag bird puppets.

STEAM inspired professional development for teachers:

(available with keynote and/or workshops.)

Teach Creatively to Ignite Creativity (keynote):  Revitalize your passion for teaching and reinvigorate your students’ connection to education with Lucas Miller, Austin's own "singing zoologist." For over 30 years, Lucas has been inspiring kids with his unbridled creativity, zany energy, and, of course, accurate science. Here, he’ll demonstrate his own joyful approach and show you how infusing your own creativity into your lessons and assignments can bring joy back into education.

About Lucas

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.

Lucas Miller at Chiroptorium
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