The Coral Reef Outfit includes Nudibranch, Coral Reef Sculpture, Coral Reef Capes, Costumes, Detachable Puppets, tent stakes and two 1 hp Dri-Eaz Blower Fans. It is available for bookings with on-site event coordinator and storyteller, Suellen Primost.
From the Arctic Circle comes “Bear Necessities”, a family of Polar Bears on a Melting Iceberginviting hands-on interaction. This air-sculpted installation takes us to icy faraway worlds whose fragile and beautiful eco-systems have been compromised by climate change and global warming. This remarkable NYLON ZOO was created to bring attention to the plight for survival of these magnificent creatures as their homes on the polar ice caps melt and break away at an alarming speed.
The Bear Necessities-Polar Bears Outfit includes Bear Necessities, 70 feet of air-sculpted Polar Bears on a Melting Iceberg, 30 Web-of-Life Costumes, Arctic Costumes of Penguins and Polar Bears, tent stakes or sandbags, and one 1HP Dri-eaz Blower Fan. It is available for Bay Area and Out-of-Town bookings with on-site storyteller and event coordinator, Suellen Primost.
Igloo with Sedna, the Sea Goddess, Interactive Mural
Dimensions: 22 feet in diameter
The NYLON ZOO IGLOO consists of a huge white nylon dome that can accommodate up to 50 visitors at a time with a 10 foot-long ice tunnel entry. From the outside or within, images can be projected onto its white surface which also works well for shadow dancing and shadow puppets. Mounted on velcro tabs within the IGLOO is a stunning handcrafted, interactive textile mural of Sedna, The Sea Goddess, who hails from Inuit mythology. Sedna becomes "Mother of the Sea," the magical protector of marine life.
Dimensions 50 feet long x 10 feet tall x 6 feet wide
Red Salmon, also known as sockeye salmon, travel from stream to ocean and then back to the pool where they were born. As the seagoing sockeye make their way back upstream to their spawning grounds, they change colors, from iridescent silvers to bright reds and greens. Salmon need cool water to survive. With the steady rise of water temperatures in rivers and streams due to global warming, it is predicted that half of the salmon’s existing habitat will become too warm, accelerating the growth of salmon diseases and threatening the extinction of the species.
Save the Salmon Rep. at Family Day Event in Oakland
Dimensions: 45 feet long x 6 feet tall x 6 feet wide
Orcas, also known as killer whales, sport striking black and white markings. Orcas are the largest members of the dolphin family and can weigh up to 11 tons. But these streamlined marine mammals face, along with natural threats, many man-made threats:
1) Sonar blasts from industry and military activities which severely impact their ability to echo-locate
2) Commercial hunting
3) Continued captivity at marine parks who favor them for their high intelligence
4) Collisions with sea vessels
5) Habitat pollution from oil spills, PCB’s and global warming which reduce available food sources.
Dimensions: 20 feet long x 3 feet wide x 3 feet tall
Stuffy, the Vegan Caterpillar, made his debut in Hanapepe, Kauai, at the local elementary school in 2016. Storyteller/Educator Suellen Primost spent the morning with Evelyn Roth working with several classes to prepare them for an afternoon assembly featuring Stuffy, the Vegan Caterpillar, flanked by his cocoon, a 25' autumn-hued inflatable which he would enter to transform and from which he would emerge as a butterfly.
The older children, in Chinese-dragon style, paraded Stuffy around the gym, while excited younger members of the audience packed healthy fruits and veggies into his side pouches. When filled to the brim, Stuffy entered his cocoon. Then after the audience pleaded with him to come out, regaling him with songs, out he came, sporting his finery, (a monarch butterfly cape), and joined by his family of fluttering "mariposas."
What better way to promote healthy eating! And learn about metamorphosis. Long live Stuffy!
Stuffy the Caterpillar at an elementary school assembly rehearsal in Hanapepe, Kauai.
The African Hut
Dimensions: 15 feet in diameter
THE AFRICAN HUT made its US premiere at Oakland's 3-day Osun Festival coordinated by Suellen Primost. The Osun Festival celebrated Africa and the African Diaspora with drumming and textile workshops, lectures, live performances by The Nigerian Cultural Troupe with local dancers, and a huge Family Day at First Congregational Church in Oakland.
THE AFRICAN HUT has since been used at many diverse venues including The Oakland Zoo, The NM and CA State Libraries, Symba Center of Oakland, CA Homeschoolers' Conference and at numerous Oakland Parents Literacy Family Nights. THE AFRICAN HUT holds about 15-20 visitors, and at 15' in diameter, is an ideal size for classrooms, children's reading rooms at libraries, and indoor or outdoor birthday party venues. Storyteller Suellen Primost shares African themed, highly interactive stories, plus African art, games, chanting, dancing and drumming.
Baby Dino Dragon is a favorite mascot, especially around Halloween and Asian New Year. It is the perfect size for classrooms, assemblies, fairs, malls, zoos, playgrounds and family friendly events. Baby Dino Dragon comes with 30 Web-of-Life Creature Capes for an animated critter parade. Children, once inside via a large zippered entry, sit captivated by enchanting Dino and Dragon tales, as told by storyteller Suellen, interactive stories such as "Dinosaur ROAR," "Dragon Dance," or Jane Yolen's "How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?"