Ways of the Bay - STEM program - Billy B, the Natural Science Song and Dance Man - Young Audiences of MA


Ways of the Bay

Artist: Billy B
Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Music|Early Childhood|History, Math, Science
Grade Level: PreK-8
Scheduling Request

In Ways of the Bay, Billy B.’s introductory song illustrates how water running off a roof into a drain spout will eventually end up in the local watershed. All of the water from the streets that flows into storm drains or ditches also eventually flows into the closest creek or river. Through song, Billy B. emphasizes that there can be millions of people living within the watershed of a typical bay. Billy also introduces the concepts of excess algae, runoff, oxygen loss in the water, estuary, brackish water, nutrients, decomposers, and plankton. Billy ends his program by talking about a bay’s airshed, energy conservation, and how we can all help to keep the bay healthy by saving energy and planting trees.

Program available in person, or live online.

Length: 45-50 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Natural Science, Environment, Music

Single Performance: $850
Additional Performances: $680
Travel: $100 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote (live online)

School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist. 




  • One reserved parking spot
  • Room temperature water for Billy’s singing voice
  • One small table
  • One 25 foot electrical extension cord
  • At least 20 feet x 20 feet of unobstructed floor or stage area
  • If students are sitting on the floor, at least 10 feet of space should be between the first row of students and the edge of the performance area
  • Please seat students in two groups with a middle aisle (when possible)
  • Billy brings his own sound/PA system and the stands needed to hold up his backdrop
  • It would be very helpful to have a knowledgeable person on hand who would know how to operate the stage lights and the location of the stage’s electrical outlets.

Arrival time before first performance: 1 hour

Strike time: 1 hour

Time needed between performances: 10 minutes

Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

More From Billy B

Visiting artist, in-person availability April 15-19 2024. This program is available online year-round.