Who We Are
Children changing the world.
To educate children and teachers on environmental issues and to inspire them to take positive action towards protecting our environment.
Environmental education in elementary and middle schools through live theatre.
Green Kids was established in 1991 to address the need for entertaining, educational programming for school-aged children about the importance of environmental stewardship. Geared towards inspiring a new generation of environmentally conscious adults, Green Kids' productions have tackled such issues as habitat preservation, waste reduction, sustainable development, and our world's water supply. In the past 26 years, Green Kids has performed for more than 1.5 million children in more than 1,000 schools across Canada and the USA.
Green Kids has never been more relevant, timely or necessary. As the challenges facing our environment emerge to the forefront of Canadian and global consciousness, it is imperative that we teach children about our environment and the positive impact they can still have on the future of our planet. With all of the talk in the media about global-warming, extreme weather and other environmental crises facing the world, the negative news can be scary for children. For Green Kids, the goal is to see the next generation of Canadians growing up with “green dreams” on their mind, not nightmares. Green Kids seeks to empower children by providing them with facts about environmental issues in a positive manner, and then equipping them with simple but effective tools to live “greenly”.
These organizations have been great partners to Greenkids :
The Forks and Multimaterial Stewardship Manitoba (Target Zero Eco Tours)
Assiniboine Park Conservancy (A River Ran Through It)
Manitoba Theatre for Young People Theatre School (Wild Wild Wilderness)
Recycle Everywhere (Recycle THIS.)
Target Zero Eco Tours
An interactive, educational, and theatrical look at some eco-friendly initiatives at The Forks. Teaches kids how to minimize their carbon footprint as they see, learn about, and physicalize biofuel, mass composting, geothermal technology, the 3Rs and more.
Wild Wild Wilderness
The program follows the various animals of Pêkopêwin Forest, learning about their species and their habitat, as they become affected by water pollution and a change in their water cycle.
A River Runs Through It
Participants enjoyed an outdoor classroom experience led by Assiniboine Park Conservancy. They explored the Riparian Forest and were guided through a whos who of the flora and fauna. The importance water and water quality to the forest were the focus.
The Unplugged Project
Centred around technology and 'screen time', unplugged addressed topics such as exercise, nutrition, sensory over-stimulation, inter-personal relationships, and responsible use of energy.
2013 & 2014
A show and classroom workshop program for middle school students, focusing on recycling - the science of it, the environmental costs associated with choosing not to recycle.
2009, 2010 & 2013
Ebb & Flow - The Water Cycle
This production followed two water droplets through the water cycle, through time and history. A powerful animation and call to action.
Palais Oops! A Green Pantomime
A tribute to the beginnings of sketch comedy, the play educated audiences about the very real threat of climate change and the immediate steps that can be taken to curb its effects.