Education Through Entertainment

School Assemblies - Searching for the Right Program

Posted on Thu, Nov 11, 2010

Just a quick one this morning!

school assemblies question

Sometimes when we are looking for a school assembly program, we may know exactly the program that we want, but be unable to find it because we do not have the right information to contact the performer. Sadly, school assemblies are not a huge commercial venture, and marketing is hit or miss in many cases. 

Compounding this problem is the fact that different companies call their products by different names. Take portable planetariums for example. For years everyone knew that if you wanted to bring in a mobile planetarium you were looking for a Starlab Planetarium. That was the commercial company that manufactured and sold the domes and projectors. However, today there are different names and different companies offering competing traveling balloon,starlab Some are offered for sale, or for rent and require you to have someone available who is trained and knows how to use the equipment. Mobile Ed calls our program The Sky Dome Planetarium, and we have a fully trained presenter who travels with the program.

earth balloon,starlab planetariumAnother example would be found in giant inflatable planet Earth's. This is a great assembly program about earth science! The commercial name for these is Earth Balloon, and there are a few  companies offering this product under that name. Mobile Ed offers the same program (albeit at a lower cost) but under the title The Earth Dome. Exactly the same program but with a different balloon, starlab planetarium

Other examples abound, but the point is that if you know what you are looking for, it pays to search for the program under different names and titles and compile a list of providers to compare head to head. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of one company over another. 

It pays to shop around!

Geoff Beauchamp is the Regional Manager of Mobile Ed Productions where "Education Through Entertainment" has been the guiding principal since 1979. Mobile Ed Productions produces and markets quality educational school assembly programs in the fields of sciencehistorywritingastronomynatural sciencemathematicscharacter issues and a variety of other curriculum based areas. In addition, Mr. Beauchamp is a professional actor with 30 years of experience in film, television and on stage. He created and still performs occasionally in Mobile Ed's THE LIVING LINCOLN 

Topics: portable planetarium, great assembly program, Starlab Planetarium, traveling planetarium, earth science, School Assemblies, School Assembly Programs, The Earth Balloon, Mobile Planetarium, Earth Balloon