• About Richard Wade

      Richard Wade has given science presentations for young people at libraries, schools, homeschooling families, gem and mineral shows, scout troops, and clubs for 18 years. Based in Southern California, he has performed thousands of times in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura Counties, with engagements as far away as Sacramento, Salt lake City, Grand …

  • The Last Days of the Dinosaurs

    An interactive and fun presentation about how dinosaurs lived and died, even the sounds they made! How fossils are formed, beautiful original drawings of dinosaurs, real fossils and a meteorite to see, a full scale model of a Tyrannosaurus skull, a seven foot Brachiosaurus thigh bone, an enormous fossil footprint, and many other amazing objects. …

  • Volcanoes in Story and Science

    In an interactive performance, Richard assembles beautiful illustrations piece by piece as he shows the ways volcanoes erupt and grow, tells myths and legends about volcanoes, and demonstrates how the secret of eruptions is in the power of bubbles!  Volunteers help make a large model volcano erupt, and everyone gets a free piece of real …

  • Down-to-Earth Astronomy

    Down-to-Earth Astronomy offers three separate talks. All three include interesting objects and demonstrations, and beautiful slides of planets, nebulae, galaxies and astronomical instruments. Weather permitting, after the talks a precision telescope can be set up outdoors for safe solar observing during daylight hours, or lunar and planetary observing after dark. Subjects include: “How Big is …