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Science and Nature Music Clips

Over the years, by helping distribute their music, Acorn Naturalists has supported recording artists who specialize in the creation of music that teaches children and adults about science, nature and the environment.  Music can be a very enjoyable way to involve students in learning - each musician has their own style - by listening you can determine which selections are most appropriate for your audience or interests. 

BANANA STRING SLUG BAND.  a fun-loving group of zany, lovable musicians, teachers and outdoor educators who are gifted at blending humor and science.  This San Francisco area group has been creating music for children and adults alike for decades. 

     1.  Selections from Dirt Made My Lunch: 

          a.  Dirt Made My Lunch

          b.  Sun, Soil, Water & Air

          c.  Roots, Stems, Leaves

     2.  Selections from Slugs at Sea:  

          a.  Ocean Communities

          b.  Water Cycle Boogie

     3.  Selections from Penguin Parade:  

          a.  Noses

          b.  Moose

     4.  Selections from Adventures on the Air Cycle:

          a.  Air Cycle

          b.  No Bones Within

     5.  Selections from Goin' Wild:

           a.  I'm Proud to be a Beaver

          b.  Ruminant Chew

     6.  Selections from Singing in Our Garden: 

          a.  Give Plants a Chance

          b.  FBI (Fungus, Bacteria and Invertebrates)


BILLY "B" BRENNAN.  Billy B's upbeat, lively and passionate style has entertained and educated thousands of children across the country. His creative music blends zasny humor with solid science for a captivating and unforgettable experience. As a veteran performer who has performed in more than forty states,


TALL OAKS PRODUCTIONS (STAN SLAUGHTER). Stan Slaughter breathes life into a wide range of environmental issues through his lively and creative talents. He has appeared at over 1000 schools and performed to more than 400,000 children. An amazing singer, songwriter and storyteller who appeals to a wide range of audiences.

     1.  Selection from Rot and Roll:

          a. Garbage Blues

     2.  Selections from In Tune with All Species:

          a. Habitat

     3.  Selections from Unintended Consequences:

          a. Household Hazardous Waste

          b. Don't Let the Goo Get You


LUCAS MILLER, THE SINGING ZOOLOGIST.   Lucas Miller combines science awareness with a message of hope and restoration along with outrageous humor.   Lucas is also an accomplished author, storyteller, songwriter as well as being an award-winning recording artist with a degree in zoology. 

     1.  Selections from There's a Chicken on My Head:

          a. The Cow on the Bus

           b. Goin' Down to Mexico (The Monarch Butterfly Song)

           c. Animals Rock!

           d. I Won't

           e. I Don't Wanna Be Part of the Food Chain

           f. Slimy

           i. Laugh Ourselves Silly (The"Nanny Nanny Boo-boo Song")

     2.  Selections from Anaconda LaBomba:

          a. The Anaconda La Bomba

           b. Livin' In A Wetland

           c. A Tail Is A Wonderful Thing

           d. Wah Wah-waw Wildife

           e. The Shrinkin' Habitat Blues (The Toad Song)

           f. Arribada! (The Sea Turtle Song)

           g.  Send them Back Home to Brazil (The Fire Ant Song)

           h.  We Can Bring them Back


STEVE SCHUCH (NIGHT HERON MUSIC): Steve's CD, Trees of Life, Songs of Friendship and the Earth, presents a beautiful collection of songs for elementary age children. Steve is also the author of the award-winning book, A Symphony of Whales.  Steve sings about trees, forests, whales, gardens, and more.  

     1.  Selections from Trees of Life, Songs of Friendship and the Earth:

          a. Trees of Life

        b. The Forest is a Wonderful Place

           c. Barges

           d. The Garden Round

        e. Zeno-ba-ba-da


KEN LONNQUIST. This lively, enjoyable songwriter harkens from Madison, Wisconsin. Performing for all ages in a wide variety of musical styles, Ken's Kid songs are unique, insightful, rib-tickling and just plain fun for young and old alike. For samples of his music and other information on this creative artist, click here.



JON SHERMAN.   Jon Sherman has been singing about the beautiful, yet endangered wilderness areas around southern California for over 16 years. 

     1.  Selections from Butterfly Blue:

          a. Under the Oak

        b. Escondido Falls

          c. Earthdance

          d. A Renaissance at Hand

        e. Butterfly Blue


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