Environmental Plays and Rallies

Two assembly styles designed for different audience sizes and needs.

For over 40 years, CLIMB has been partnering with cities, counties and other organizations to bring environmental outreach programming into their communities in an entertaining and educational way. We have performed in schools, parks, libraries, and even on the ice! We work closely with environmental leaders to discover what skills and knowledge need to be reinforced through environmental programming in their particular area.

Plays

Theatrical assemblies for up to 350 students.

The Gift Cat, written by Peg Wetli

The Gift Cat

Environmental Conservation for Lower Elementary
Written by Peg Wetli & directed by Denzel Belin

Pippi the Dog wants to help her person, Stevie, get nice birthday presents for their mom. Can Pippi and the Gift Cat work together to reuse would-be waste into paw-some presents? Students will learn how they can reduce some of their household’s sources of trash, and how to properly sort what’s left into trash, organics, and recycling.

Empathy

TRASH! Written by Peg Wetli

Trash!

Environmental Conservation for Upper Elementary
Written by Peg Wetli & directed by Benjamin Domask-Ruh

Jamie doesn’t want to deal with taking out the trash. When the abandoned trash bag comes to life and follows her to school, Jamie goes on an adventure learning about landfills, recycling centers, and why what we do with our waste matters. This performance will reinforce the 3 R’s, sorting of waste, as well as the “why” behind it all.

Ownership

Rallies

Interactive, presentational assemblies for up to 350 students.

Adventures of the Elemental, by Caitlin Featherstone

Adventures of the Elemental

For Upper Elementary
Written & directed by Caitlin Featherstone

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s the Elemental! The Elemental is ready to teach students about any environmental topic, using group games and other activities to engage the audience. Recycling, composting, waste reduction, watershed, and aquatic invasive species; The Elemental knows it all and is ready to handle any villian that might come their way. 

Educational Objectives

  1. To learn about recycling
  2. To learn about organics recycling
  3. To share the five categories of materials that can be recycled (plastic, paper, metal, glass, organics)
  4. To identify some hazardous waste materials (pesticides, household cleaners, paint, gasoline, motor oil, poisons, corrosives, batteries, fluorescent lamps)
  5. To share the proper disposal location for hazardous waste (HHW Facility)
Rewind, Revamp, Re-energize: A New Spin on the 3 Rs, with recycling symbol.

Rewind, Revamp, Re-Energize: A New Spin on the Three R’s

For Middle School
Written & directed by Caitlin Featherstone

Building on what students already know about recycling and composting, this assembly goes further into ways to reduce and reuse, and emphasizes how human activity can impact our environment.

Educational Objectives

  1. To reinforce what they already learned about recycling and composting.
  2. To learn about food reuse and rescue.
  3. To explore ways, they can positively change the environment by recycling.
  4. To emphasis how human activity can impact our environment.
  5.  To ask questions about aspects of the phenomena they observe, the conclusions they draw from their models or scientific investigations, each other’s ideas, and the information they read.
  6. To engage in argument from evidence for the explanations the students construct, defend and revise their interpretations when presented with new evidence, critically evaluate the scientific arguments of others, and present counter arguments.
  7. To develop, revise, and use models to represent the students’ understanding of phenomena or systems as they develop questions, predictions and/or explanations, and communicate ideas to others.

We also have classes! We can provide environmental programming directly in the classroom through fun characters, games, and interactive activities. Topics we have covered in the past include:

Aquatic Invasive Species

Barrel Burning

Composting

Energy Saving

Recycling, Reducing, and Reusing

Water Conservation

Wetlands and Watersheds