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Puppets teach students about life on Galapagos

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Aylett students enjoy the puppets of Heidi Rugg. (Photo by Dawn Howeth)

On Jan. 15, Aylett Country Day School hosted the Barefoot Puppets performing “Galapagos George.”  This show was inspired by the true story of an actual tortoise from Pinta Island in the Galapagos. 

The students learned about George’s birth, growth and were introduced to many unusual animals of this unique environment, including sea turtles, Sally-Lightfoot crabs, marine iguanas and, everyone’s favorite, blue-footed booby birds. 

The puppeteer, Heidi Rugg, used rod puppets and hand puppets that she designed and built.  The stage was designed to look like an island in the Galapagos archipelago and was created by Rugg.  This enjoyable show was full of music, laughter and fun.

posted 02.04.2009

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