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The Florence-based entertainer Steve Richerson, who goes by the stage name Steve Trash, has entered into a 5-year contract with Alabama Public Television and the Public Broadcasting Service to air episodes of Trash's new science television program "Steve Trash Science" that will premiere June 15. [Courtesy photo]

FLORENCE — Steve Trash's new television show will air Saturdays on Alabama Public Television, and he will premiere the event in person during an event hosted by the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library.

"Steve Trash Science" will begin June 15 and will air Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. In each episode, local performer and environmental educator Steve Trash will perform a magic trick and teach a science topic in an engaging way geared toward children in grades third through fifth.

Trash will attend the library event, which begins at 9:30 a.m. June 15 in the children's area.

He will greet the crowd and introduce the show, perform a trick, take photos with fans and sign autographs. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to watch the first episode of the show. 

Steve Trash, known as the "Rockin’ Eco Hero," has entertained over 25 million people since 1984, according to a press release from the library. He has performed around the world, has appeared on national television networks as well as been featured in articles in major newspapers, including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

In addition to airing on Alabama Public Television, "Steve Trash Science" is being made available to public television stations nationwide.

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