Growing Green (1st-8th)
The Growing Green - Artist Series is an exploration of current environmental issues and solutions. Local artists from traditional and contemporary performance arts were asked to engage with any leading environmental issue. Artists created short videos to showcase their art and the chosen issue. Environmental topics selected include Waste Reduction, Pollinator Protection and Renewable Energy, with each topic relating back to Climate Change and how it intensifies existing issues. Each short video brings new insight and imagery to the topics as artists use their training to visually demonstrate science concepts and empower students to take action for the environment.
We are introduced to the series with host Patrick who kicks it off with a review of relevant environmental issues. The fundamentals of Climate Change and illustrates how it relates to many environmental issues explored in the series.
Patrick Earl Phillips, Theatre Actor / Series Producer
Overwhelmed by 'mitigating climate change', this video short offers actions students can take right now to help and care for the planet, including how growing your plants can make a difference.
Rae Buchanan, Actor/Theatre Artist/Healthcare Clown
Clutter brings no joy but repurposing old items can! This tutorial for upcycling t-shirts into reusable grocery bags discusses the problems with conventional plastic bags.
Erin Carr, Theatre Practitioner
Greenspaces like local parks help improve our planet by reducing heat and pollution. This short reviews the importance of these spaces for local ecosystems,
Josh Beasley, Theatre Artist
Nora Weisz, Theatre Artist
Listen to The Environmantis as they explain how emissions create climate change. They discuss various ways for students to take direct action and to use their voice!
Rory Sheridan, Local Artist & Actor
Chase just wants to be in shade, in his hammock and play on his game console but his battery is low. Watch as he discovers what Solar Energy is and how to use it.
Chase Watkins, Musician/Producer
A Bag's Life is the story of a plastic bag that lost its way. Told through visually striking scenery, dramatic movements and silly quips.
Ian Timothy Forsgren, Professional Actor/Dancer/Director
Ashley Morton, Professional Actor/Dancer
What's the buzz about bees? Daniela discusses fascinating Bee facts and all of the ways pollinators help the environment.
Daniela Nenova, Professional Actor/Puppeteer/Creator
The final episode features the musical stylings of Candice. Her lyrics carry an important message -each of us can do our part to be more sustainable!
Candice Handy, Theatre Artist/Director
"The Tantrum That Saved the World"
This book is all about empowering children to stand up & make a ruckus about climate change. Enjoy a heart warming story & stick around at the end of the book to learn more about science as well as environmental justice!