From mammals to amphibians, the water cycle to tomatoes, singer-songwriter Joe Reilly teaches kids about the importance of the environment through music- and invites them to sing along. --- Living On Earth, National Public Radio
Appropriate for preschool through middle school, Joe Reilly brings smiles to audiences while teaching ecology and environmental stewardship with creative lyrics and catchy melodies. Joe uses movements and lyrics to make his presentation engaging and interactive while also being educational.
After more than two years of writing songs with and for children, Joe Reilly has released a full-length album of environmental songs for kids of all ages. Titled Children of the Earth, the album includes a chorus of kids' voices singing with Joe and his guitar on several of the twenty-three fun and educational tunes. The songs teach environmental science and ecological stewardship while entertaining kids and adults alike. Children's voices offer brief interludes between songs as they candidly speak about what is important to them in nature and as they teach us how we can better protect our natural environment. The album offers hope for young and future generations in a time when the stability of our earth’s ecosystems and our place in them can feel uncertain.
Joe Reilly is a singer, songwriter and environmental educator at the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His way of working with children is empowering, inspiring, and educational. Offering an interactive musical program called Children of the Earth, Joe helps people of all ages deepen their relationships with themselves, each other, and with their natural environment.
Joe Reilly has performed for children in schools from Michigan (Detroit, Mt. Pleasant, Kalamazoo, Brighton, Schoolcraft, Ann Arbor) to California (San Diego, Oakland).
Joe has also performed for children at the following venues: