From the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago…
On behalf of the entire Science Chicago team, I am writing this letter of recommendation for George “Sky” Schultz (a.k.a. Professor Oops). Science Chicago is the world’s largest science celebration designed to awaken the inner scientists in Chicagoans and highlight the region’s science, engineering and technology resources. Labfest is a signature program of Science Chicago. These traveling science festivals have allowed citizens to participate in free, hands-on science activities in their own back yards. More than 15 of the region’s science and technology leaders participate in LabFest including Fermi lab and the Museum of Science and Industry.
Professor Oops has been a wonderful addition to this program, participating in 14 out of the 15 summer Labfest events. He is a class act - punctual, reliable and very accommodating to the changing needs of the LabFest programming schedule. Professor Oops’ presentation incorporates science learning, magic and comedy in a way that is entertaining to both young and old. He teaches general principles about science and life and does an excellent job of getting kids to use their imagination and experiences to shape the world around them. Based on feedback given to our program evaluators, kids enjoy Professor Oops’ presentation and find it to be most entertaining and memorable.
Dr. Schultz is very easy-going and eager to please both our staff and the audience. If hired, I assure you that he will go above and beyond to produce a show that meets your standards and exceeds your expectations.
Thanks again so much for volunteering to entertain the kids at our conference. I thought the program was incredibly entertaining. The kids were educated and entertained all in one and they were pulled into it, even the adults were laughing. I loved how the show had a message that the kids could take home with them and apply in their lives. It was also displayed to them in a way that they can understand. You did a great job holding their attention with the small magic tricks and jokes; the younger ones were even mesmerized. Thanks again so much.
This is to thank you for your wonderful performance as Charles Darwin at the Lincoln-Darwin 200th birthday Celebration held here at Milwaukee Area Technical College. On behalf of our committee and the 90+ audience members you really helped to make this event a success.
Thank you for bringing Darwin to life! You really helped make this event a success.
You did a marvelous job. While there is a slight natural resemblance between yourself and the photos of Darwin, you enhanced this with costume and developed a consistent character and a depth of knowledge that was impressive. By the end of the event, other speakers and the audience were referring to you as Darwin, and your responses were authentic and knowledgeable as if you really were the great man himself.
Thank you again, I look forward to working with you in the future…
Sky is one of those rare and gifted educators, a self-taught naturalist who marvels at the wonder of it all, and an entertainer who presented just a fragment of Rumi’s voluminous works with a good deal of humor.
With his passion for Rumi’s works and his self-deprecating humor, smiles and laughter filled the room. …We look forward to hosting Sky again at the Schlitz Audubon Center
-Don Qunitenz, Director of Education at Schlitz Audbon
Dear Dr. Schultz
You and your friend, Professor Oops! were a marvelous component of the International Meeting of the Association of Humanistic Psychology. ...Professor Oops! was delightful, and, according to conference evaluation forms, many attendees thought he was the “hit” of the conference. Your three performances were in perfect harmony with our theme…..Your professionalism, depth of understanding, and ability to entertain while educating are qualities we do not hesitate to recommend.
-M.A. Bjarkman, Conference Coordinator, Association for Humanistic Psychology
You have a special talent for communicating warmth and deep concern for the welfare of others. Meeting you was the highlight of the Quest for Excellence conference….I believe what you are doing is profound.
Bob Nash, Founder and National Director of Adventures in Science`
-Leah Cox Hoopfer, Deputy Administrator 4-H and Youth Development, Washington, D.C.
Hey, World Saver,
You did a beautiful job at the Mensa in Indy. Thank you for doing that and being you…It seemed like you talked for 1 ½ hours about spirituality without once using that word. That was a masterpiece in itself.
With gratitude and respect.
Vince Fox, Chair, Addictions Round Table, Indianapolis in.
To exaggerate only slightly…an hour with Professor Oops! Is roughly equivalent to a college education
Tom Darman, Principal Mullen School, Michigan City, IN
"....Six programs in one day: English, science, art and all of the students really enjoyed and learned from the programs...the staff too. Congratulations, thanks."
Diane Kubiak, English River Forest High Hobart. Indiana
" found this man incredible. He is almost 100% of what I like in people...."
June McMillen, National Park Service, Omaha, NE
"I found this man incredible. He is almost 100% of what I like in people...."
-High school student, Michigan City, IN
You are very talented to have created a character like Dr. OOPS. He is kind and gentle and funny and teaches children the wonders of science and everyday mysteries. Dr. OOPS can come and visit anytime. Please share this letter with anyone who needs to know what a wonderful and creative performer you are. I wish you much good luck to you in the future. I hope you will come often to the Family Center at COA.
Sherry Haaf Family Center Director
Thank you so much for your excellent presentation to Christensen School today. As you know, we are a unique "mix" of third grade through eighth grade, with a population of 700.
I have had nothing but positive responses from staff and students alike after your three assemblies dealing with Water's Wonders". Students of all ages were captivated by your presentation, and I was equally impressed with your ability to modify your presentation to better deal with various age groups and our diverse population. Our middle school students thought you were "cool", and came away with a better understanding of some "basic science" together with an appreciation of the fragility of our planet!!
Both Mr. Chappell and I were impressed with your skills as a performer, teacher, and motivator. Staff especially appreciated your classroom visitations and study guides. We would recommend you without qualification to any administrators looking for ways to teach and entertain their student body. Keep up the good work!
Bruce Chappell, Principal
Jill Kaddatz Our Redeemer Luthern Church
and School, Wauwatosa, WI
Mary Kogler Zoological Society of
Milwaukee County -Education Department
David W. Stokes, Asst. Dir. of Education
Schlitz Audbon Center,- Brown Deer, WI
I would like to express to you my admiration and respect for your Professor Ooops! program. The show performance material is not only educational/, but extremely entreating as well. I received many compliments from other museum staff members and those who attended your show. I'll be anxious to discuss future mutual projects with you.
Julie Laporte, Community Relations
Executive Discovery World Museum Milwaukee, Wi.
Thank you for spending the day with us,
and for sharing the super film "Common Miracles with our students.
Your follow-up small sessions were greatly appreciated. We hope to build
off your presentation and begin some serious discussions on recycling, to
be culminated with a recycling project. We all enjoyed your humorous
way of emphasizing our place on the “blue” earth and our need to care
Dick Pilak, Principal, General Mitchell