Presentations & Film
Formerly Gary Hahn, has a previous history as a substitute teacher with the Fayette County public schools in Lexington, Kentucky. The classes he taught ranged from second graders to high schoolers. Kent created stories to carry forth the lessons/message of the curriculum of the day. STORY: For example, on Veterans Day, he chose to tell the story of two people in the 1960s that dealt with the Vietnam War. One young person’s name was Mohammed Ali and another young person’s name was Elvis Presley. They chose different paths in response to calls for mandatory military service.
SWAMPY, THE LIVING WETLAND
As Kent Glade was running one day around the track at a local fitness club, thanking of his passion for wetlands and streams, he imagined an acronym in his mind that involved the creation of a character for wetlands. He named his character Swampy, and the acronym stood for: soils, waters, animals, mankind, plants and youth! He decided to make a costume for Swampy just in time for Halloween. He wore the costume at work and was later told to take Swampy to public audiences in the awareness of wetlands and clean water!