Schmitty The Weather Dog Science Sing-Along Show

Ron Trotta is a musical meteorologist living in NYC. He produced national weather stories for TV shows like ABC World News Tonight With Peter Jennings, Diane Sawyer and David Muir. But more importantly, Ron is the meteorologist who works with STEM star, Schmitty The Weather Dog, a 4-pound Yorkshire terrier with a nose for the weather.

AA Schmitty The Weather Dog _ Meteorologist Ron

Together with NYC’s high-octane children’s book author, Elly McGuire, they have created the Schmitty The Weather Dog Science Sing-Along Show – a fun and educational STEM enrichment program for elementary school students. Using literacy, music and a really cute dog, their goal is to inspire students, especially girls, to get excited about studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. They have visited more than 200 schools and theaters all across the country to rave reviews.

Elly, Ron & Schmitty

Team Schmitty The Weather Dog

The show opens with Author Elly reading her Schmitty The Weather Dog:Daydream book for the students and teachers in the audience . . .

Reading Schmitty the Weatherdog:Daydream to The Class

. . . followed by a musical weather lesson with the real-live Schmitty The Weather Dog and
Meteorologist Ron . . .

Singing the Schmitty The Weather Dog Theme Song

. . . and ending up with a rousing chorus of the Schmitty The Weather Dog theme song . . .

Elly, Ron, and Schmitty Sing with the Class

Note: While earning his math/education degree at Purdue University, Ron helped put himself through school by playing sing-along piano and has the distinction of being a 3 time World Champion Ragtime Piano Player. Hence the musical thread throughout the assembly.

Schmitty The Weather Dog has been on the Ellen Show, ACCESS Hollywood and on stage with Oprah in Central Park. Not just another pretty face, being a STEM star landed Schmitty The Weather Dog on the cover of the high-profile summer issue of the Hamptons Pet magazine with an article inside – “A Nose For The Weather: Canine Celebrity Schmitty The Weather Dog brings science and fun to kids.”

Hamptons Pet featuring Schmitty

New York City resident, Elly McGuire is the author of Schmitty The Weather Dog:Daydream. Illustrated by Simon Estrada, Schmitty The Weather Dog: Daydream tells the story of a four-pound pup named Schmitty who goes from day-dreaming to doing by overcoming obstacles and naysayers to learn about the weather and help her struggling two-legged weatherman Dad. In the end, Schmitty shows us that no matter what your size or breed, if you study hard, you can do anything.

Committed to Literacy

Near the end of the show, Author Elly talks about respect for animals and teaches the kids how to safely greet a dog. When possible, Schmitty The Weather Dog greets/sniffs students.

Schmitty Greets the Students

Schmitty The Weather Dog Weather Facts & Song Cards are handed out to all the children in attendance at the end of the show for class discussion and to bring home to stimulate conversation with their families.

Song Cards

Click here to read Schmitty The Weather Dog’s blog about her fun visit to the Church-McKee Arts Centre in WV.

Click here for Schmitty The Weather Dog’s blog about her fun visit to the Browning School in NYC.

Before leaving, Author Elly and Schmitty The Weather Dog get together with the top dog of the school or theater to pose for pictures and to paw-tograph a book.

Paw-to-graphing a book

Paw-tographing a book for top dog Dr. Charles Whitehill in the green room of the Church-McKee Arts Centre in WV.

Head Master Gregory O’Melia of the Buckley School in Manhattan poses with Team Schmitty The Weather Dog after their STEM Assembly.

Head Master Gregory O’Melia of the Buckley School in Manhattan poses with Team Schmitty The Weather Dog after their STEM Assembly.

Paw-tograph

With Principal Charles DeBerry of PS 76 in Harlem looking on – Author Elly and
Schmitty The Weather Dog paw-tograph a book for his school library.

On special occasions, Team Schmitty The Weather Dog even makes visits to students in their classrooms after school shows.

Posing with the Class

Team Schmitty The Weather Dog visits Ms Manor and her 2nd grade class after their assembly at the Farragut School in Knoxville, TN.

Team Schmtty The Weather Dog has performed their STEM enrichment show for as few as 40 students to more than 1500 kids in gyms, auditoriums, and theaters, as well as at STEM events, across the country. The Schmitty The Weather Dog Science Sing-Along Show runs from 50-60 minutes.

eam Schmitty The Weather Dog Performing at the 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival

Team Schmitty The Weather Dog Performing at the 2016 USA Science &
Engineering Festival in Washington DC.

Girls Rock Science 2017

Team Schmitty The Weather Dog rocks/barks at Girls Rock Science 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA at the Carnegie Science Center

Schmitty at the Church-McKee Arts Centre

Kids at the Church-McKee Arts Centre on the campus of the West Virginia University eager to answer weather questions.

For more info on the Schmitty The Weather Dog Science Sing-Along Show and the Schmitty The Weather Dog: Daydream book, email us at info@SchmittyTheWeatherDog.com

STEM Assembly at PS 76 in Harlem

Eager students answering weather questions during the Schmitty The Weather Dog
STEM Assembly at PS 76 in Harlem.

STEM Assembly Pittsburg, PA

After performing her STEM assembly, Schmitty The Weather Dog poses in front
of the Sewickley Academy in Pittsburgh, PA

Be sure to ask about Schmitty The Weather Dog’s Book Fun-Raiser!

STWD Cover

For more info on how you can bring the Schmitty The Weather Dog Science Sing-Along Show to your school or theater, please email: info@SchmittyTheWeatherDog.com


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