Bio

  • Graduated with a B.A. in zoology from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 1991
  • Started sharing his love of wildlife with students in 1992 and has presented for around two MILLION kids!
  • On the Texas Commission on the Arts’ Roster of Touring Artists & Companies since 2000.   Selected as a Nat’l Endowment for the Arts’ “American Masterpiece Artist” for ’08-’10 touring seasons.  
  • Awards/honors:
    • Parents’ Choice “Recommended” for The Anaconda La Bamba
    • First place in category in 2006 Great American Song Contest for his song “Living In Symbiosis”
    •  “Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting” in the 2005 Great American Song Contest for the song “Metamorphosis”
    • Honorable mention in the Mountain Stage Newsong Contest for “Metamorphosis”
    • Honorable Mention for “Slimy” in the Unisong Songwriting Contest.
    •  “Best New Artist for Older Children” in the 2001 Children’s Music Web Awards!!
  • The Texas State Library Commissioned Lucas to write theme songs for Summer Reading Programs in 2005 (Go Wild-READ), 2007 (Sail Away With Books), and 2012 (Get a Clue)
  • Career highlights include performances for
    • Austin City Limits Music Festival
    • The National Zoo in Washington, DC
    • Insecta Fiesta (University of Texas in Austin)
    • Laguna Atascosa Nat’l Wildlife Refuge
    • The Austin Symphony’s Children’s Day Art Park
    • Texas Association of Environmental Educators’ Conference
    • Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX
    • Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen, TX
    • National Association for Interpretation Region 6 Conference
    •  The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
    • American School of Tampico, Mexico
    • Texas Outdoor Education Association Conference
    • Hundreds of schools and libraries across the continent