Roger Day’s new DVD Marsh Mud Madness is a nice tool for teachers to use with their young students when teaching about biology and science classes. The DVD is a live performance of Day and his band mates at the Savannah Music Festival at the Trustees Theater in Savanna, Georgia. The live performance is mixed with footage of Day’s trip down to the University of Georgia’s Marine Institute on Sapelo Island. While it is a live recording, young audiences can still learn from Day’s performance via the DVD. Teachers are given additional resources thanks to links to study guides provided online at http://georgiaseagrant.uga.edu/article/RogerDay.
The study guides provided as additional tools are a useful addition for teachers, to this recording. The recording itself is quite successful. Those behind the DVD’s creation did an impressive job separating the songs through the footage of Day’s time out with the University of Georgia’s Marine Institute. Separating the songs in this fashion makes the program easy to follow. The extra footage serves a secondary purpose here, too. That secondary purpose is to promote conservation of the country’s marine habitats. The thing of it is that this is not done as blatantly as it might be done by certain other performers. It’s not as preachy in that fashion. Of course there is a little bit of a fun moment as Day sings about the infamous scourge of the seas that was Blackbeard A.K.A. Edward Teach.
Having noted one positive aspect of this live recording, one has only one other direction to go. That direction is in noting the performance itself. Younger audiences will enjoy watching it and even dancing around with the audience in attendance. Parents and teachers alike will enjoy Day’s ‘YMCA’ style sing-along in the concert’s opener, ‘I Love to Study Mud.’ It’s not the only song that gets his audiences moving, either. Whether in the classroom or in the living room, young audiences will love to sing and dance along with the kids in attendance. And with any luck, watching this performance will even get those same young audiences interested in learning more about the animals in our country’s marine habitats and why it’s important to protect them.
Marsh Mud Madness will be available soon. Audiences can get more information on it and all the latest news and tour dates from Roger Day on his official website, http://www.rogerday.com and on his official Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/RogerDayMusic.
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