Our ancestors often “explained” nature by making up memorable tales. Today, even these fanciful stories are valuable for getting students to notice natural phenomena and wonder what makes the wind blow or how the turtle got a cracked shell. Students will hear a sampling of these multicultural stories with age-appropriate songs and audience participation that asks students to think critically about what they think will happen. This assembly combines multicultural folktales and songs with science fact-tales to share lessons of understanding and stewardship of our planet. Optional classroom integration sessions can be booked after the assembly to further student learning. In these sessions, students will hear another nature story before using recycled milk cartons to make hand puppets to retell the story to their classmates. Optional classroom sessions are an additional $25/1 unit per class.