Testimonials from Teachers, Educators, and Camp Directors!
Brett Butler is a dynamic teacher who can easily adapt his programs to any age group. He has appeared as both Brett the Bee Man and Brett the Tipi Man in my second grade classroom. No matter what program is being presented, the students are always filled with curiosity and amazement that lingers long after he has gone. His programs are appealing,engaging, and memorable. One of the star qualities that I consistently see in Brett’s programs is his commitment to student learning. Oftentimes, the students’ questions guide the discussion, and everything flows seemingly effortlessly. Brett is a true teacher at heart and can easily grab and hold the attention of any crowd. It is evident that Brett is passionate about bees, tipis, and education. I would highly recommend his programs to anyone looking to give their students a one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience that will bring their story books and research to life.
Miss Beth Sherron Second Grade Teacher Stories Creek Elementary School Sherrone@Person.k12.nc.us
This field trip was a huge success! The students were excited and engaged throughout the entire production. It was enjoyable, educational, and it was right on our own campus! Brett was well prepared, knowledgeable, and professional. We hope to do this again in the future!
Miss Sara Meek Fourth Grade Teacher Columbus Charter School SMeek@ColumbusCharterSchool.org
Our Sunday School classes of Middle and Senior High Youth have not stopped talking about Brett's presentation on the amazing life of honeybees. The students learned appreciation for bees' contributions to the biosphere as well as much-needed practical knowledge about how humans can live humanely with all the creatures! Thanks, Brett, for opening our eyes, our minds, and our hearts!
Rev. Dr. Shelly Wilson Pastor of High Country United Church of Christ Boone, NC
June 5, 2011 To Whom It May Concern:
I met Brett Butler when he was sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for beekeeping. Recently, I’ve had two occasions to benefit from his passion for bees. I teach Sunday school and was told the minister would tie in the topic of bees into the sermon. I called Brett and asked for his assistance with our middle school and high school religious education classes. The fourteen students and three adults who wandered in and then couldn’t tear themselves away were spellbound and intrigued as Brett answered question after question for over forty five minutes.
I used to be a beekeeper myself so I thought I knew a lot. That was until, I listened to Brett. His vast experience as a personal owner of beehives and having worked in the commercial bee industry provides him with a storehouse of information about bees, and how we mere humans affect them, and how difficult life would be without bees pollinating our food.
As knowledgeable as Brett is, he has a gift for communicating difficult concepts with elegant simplicity. I saw this in action a second time when he spent several hours participating in Mabel Elementary Schools “Growing Success” Community Day. He spent the major part of a day sharing with over 150 students, from kindergarten age to eighth grade, providing a synopsis of the importance of bees in 15 minutes or less to each group.
Each student walked away from his presentation with new information and awareness. Having listened to him a couple of times now, my understanding and enthusiasm for bees has grown exponentially. Brett succinctly and objectively shares scientifically sound information. Maybe even more importantly he weaves science into a love of nature, and an emphasis on sustainability and inspires others to be earth friendly.
Sincerely, Richard Tidyman Watauga County Career and Technology Teacher Boone, NC
Brett at Field Trips Delivered is professional, flexible, attentive to the kids, and extremely knowledgeable. His presentation during out event captivated parents, students, and teachers. The TIPI he brought is visually stunning and was set up so that the kids could get inside of it! Brett worked patiently to start a fire with sticks (multiple times during the event) and show the kids how to handle the various artifacts he brought. It was quite impressive and meaningful, since Native American culture is a part of the 5th grade curriculum. Parents were literally dragging their kids away when the event ended - it was THAT good! Thank you Field Trips Delivered!
Erika Hubbard Hardin Park Elementary School Boone, NC