Green Kids Inc.
Green Kids Inc. is a non-profit, live-theatre company and the only charity in Canada dedicated solely to environmental education for young people through performance. Our mission is to educate children and teachers on environmental issues and to inspire them to take positive action towards protecting our environment. We use theatre to capture our audience’s attention and imagination. We believe that exploring environmental issues through dramatic interaction and humour allows audiences to empathize and identify with the material.
Established in 1991 Green Kids has toured eco-minded theatre across Canada & the USA, performing for over 1,200 schools and 1,200,000 students. Geared towards inspiring a new, environmentally conscious generation, we have produced programming tackling such issues as wildlife conservation, habitat conservation and restoration, gardening, composting, food security, organics and healthy food choices, active living, waste reduction, sustainable development, and our world’s water supply. We have been nominated three times for the Sustainable Development Award of Excellence and won the 2012 Giving Back Award.
Our School Programming consists of 3 main components: Live Performances, Classroom Workshops and Teacher’s Resource Kits.
~ School visits begin with a performance – an engaging play examining the topic at hand, written and performed by some amazing theatre professionals.
~ Classroom Workshops are are facilitated by drama educators and allow students to further their understanding of the environmental issue and its potential solutions by becoming the actors themselves, exploring situations from within, with empathy.
~ Teachers’ Kits are designed to inspire students and teachers before we arrive, and to reinforce and expand upon learning after we’ve gone. They contain the playwright’s and director’s notes from the live show and are full of environmental facts, science experiments, crafts and activities. Teachers’ Kits detail the play’s connection to the school curriculum and help students and teachers to further explore the play’s themes through preparation and follow-up games, projects and initiatives.