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Trash to blend magic, science for young audience in Luverne

A public television star and genuine “eco-hero” is coming to Crenshaw County this month.

Steve Trash—illusionist, eco-entertainer, kid comedian, science entertainer and the star of APT’s new show “Steve Trash Science”–is bringing his unique brand of educational fun to Luverne High School at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27. The event comes to town as part of the 21st Century Learning Program, bringing interesting and educational activities and event to after-school and summer programs.

Described as a “wacky mixture of Buzz Lightyear and Willie Wonka,” Trash is a magician with a “green” theme, who encourages his audiences to be fellow eco-heros through his illusions, music and comedy, emphasizing the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling in our daily lives.

The 45-minute show slated for Luverne, “Steve Trash: Trash and Recycle-A Totally Rockin’ Environment Show,” promises to be no ordinary school magic show, offering a fun mixture of entertainment and education geared to elementary audiences.

Trash has traveled all over the planet, including Japan, Australia, Canada and Greenland, performing magic tricks with garbage and teaching kids about ecology. “What better way is there to learn about environmental principles than while you’re having fun?” says Trash.

An award-winning performer who was named the 2011 Environmental Educator of the Year and the 2017 Best Environmental Science Curriculum Winner, Trash is also a founding member of Keep the Shoals Beautiful and a lifetime member of the Alabama Association for Environmental Education.

He has appeared at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, was a featured guest on LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow Magic Week, The Encontros Magicos Street Magic Festival in Coimbra, Portugal, Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and was the featured green entertainment at the 2011 “Keep America Beautiful – Great American Cleanup” national kickoff at Times Square in New York City.

He’s a member of the Academy of Magical Arts, the North American Association for Environmental Education, the National Recycling Coalition. You could say Steve Trash was living green long before it was “cool.” He and wife Dianne actually live in a green home in the tiny Alabama hamlet of Frog Pond.

His shows have been described by educators around the country as “entertaining, inspiring, positive and upbeat and a ton of fun.”

To learn more about Steve Trash, visit his website www.stevetrash.com and check out his videos on YouTube.

His 30-minute kids’ TV series “Steve Trash Science” airs on Alabama Public Television, emphasizing both the magic of magic and the magic of science. It is available to all PBS affiliates at no charge through the National Education Telecommunications Association (NETA), and the show is available on demand to teachers and kids nationwide through APT.

For more information on how you can be a part of this event, please contact LaFreda Griffin of the Crenshaw County Board of Education at (334) 334-6519, ext.9207.

Trash to blend magic, science for young audience