CCC’s Upward Bound Presents A Worm’s Story
From: Moria Golub
Clatsop Community College
The Woes Of Being A Worm
Clatsop Community College’s Upward Bound students will present There’s a HAIR in MY Dirt! A Worm’s Story at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27th at the Performing Arts Center on the corner of 16th and Franklin (the event is free and open to the public). This humorous play, adapted from a Gary Larson book, is a course in Ecology 101. The topics encountered throughout the play include food web, energy flow, nutrient and predatory cycles, among others. A Worm’s Story tells the story of a young worm that discovers his true value to the ecological system, as his father recounts the story of naïve wandering ‘damsel in distress.”
This production is the culminating project of one of 5 project groups that make up CCC’s 2010 Upward Bound Summer Academy (UBSA). Upward Bound Summer Academy is a six-week academic program held at Clatsop Community College every summer. During UBSA, students participate in experiential project-based learning groups and take instructional courses in core academic subjects. Upward Bound is serving 42 area high school students in the summer program this year, but A Worm’s Story is a troupe of 9 players from Seaside, Astoria and Warrenton High Schools. Throughout the duration of the project, students have participated in daily acting and theater production workshops, as well as explored various science topics through guest speakers and field trips. Their project group leader is Heather Hummell, Astoria Middle School teacher and a returning instructor for the UBSA.
There’s a HAIR in MY Dirt! A Worm’s Story is a free performance and is suitable for all audiences. For more information, please contact Virginia Cameron at 503-325-2898.
Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. The Performing Arts Center is ADA accessible.