Kansas City based artist and educator Stan Slaughter, The Eco-Troubadour, has been traveling the country singing songs and sharing stories with kids and adults since 1987. An award-winning educator, Stan combines his rock-guitar and rich baritone voice with an anthology of great songs to create a winning combination of Edu-tainment.
“You know we’re all connected... you and me..
from the snow on mountaintop to the fish in the bottom of the deep blue sea...”
------from “We’re All Connected” by Stan Slaughter
STAN'S AWARDS and HONORS INCLUDE
Stan was chosen by HRH Prince Charles to present a workshop on Composting at the Prince's Sustainability Estate, Highgrove Gardens near Tetbury, U.K. April 15th, 2016. Read the story on Stan's blog about the event.
- Statewide Solid Waste Educator, State of Kansas (from 1996-present)
- Recycling Hall of Fame, State of Kansas (2006)
- Lee’s Summit High School Hall of Fame, Lee’s Summit, Missouri (2002)
- Educator of the Year, United States Compost Council (2000)
- Excellence in Environmental Communications, Sierra Club (1994)
- Governor’s Waste Reduction Award, Kansas Department of Health & Environment (1997)
- Environmental Educator of the Year, State of Missouri Region VII, US EPA (1995)
- Junior High Science Teacher of the Year, Great Kansas City (1976)
- Partner, Tall Oak Productions LLC, Lee’s Summit, MO (consultation and education, 2003-present)
PUBLICATIONS and APPEARANCES
- Five CD’s of environmentally-themed educational/entertainment music, with accompanying songbooks and activity books
- Over 2000 appearances to more than 300,000 adults and students at schools, conferences, workshops in 25 states.
- Educational publications including Compost Gin Card Game, The Compost Learning Guide, Compost Posters, The Compost Toilet Guidebook
- M.A. in Biology, UMKC 1975
- B.A. Education, full NAIA basketball scholarship, Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO 1969
- Full NCAA basketball scholarship, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 1965-67