Green Kids Inc. is a live-theatre company dedicated to environmental education through performance! Our mission is to educate children, teachers and families on environmental issues and inspire them to be tomorrow’s leaders by taking positive action towards protecting our environment.
Through a short piece of live theatre or a classroom drama workshop, based on an environmental science theme, we allow participants a space to imagine, empathize and laugh, all while understanding the serious issues we face.
Green Kids Inc tours to elementary and middle schools, as well as public events, with a variety of programs, consisting of plays and theatre workshops. In the last 30
years, Green Kids has performed for over 1.4 million students from over 1,600 schools across Canada.
We strive to inspire young people and their families to be gentler on our planet, giving them both hope and accountability through meaningful yet simple changes in daily habits, with tangible goals.
Children changing the world.
To educate children and teachers on environmental issues and to inspire them to take positive action towards protecting our environment.
We use love of theatre to elicit empathy and imagination.
Why We Do What We Do
Environmental issues can be difficult to connect to in a classroom setting. By presenting information through story and character, Green Kids engages imagination, sense of humour, understanding, and empathy. We are specialists in drama education, offering fresh ideas for tackling tricky environmental topics, and providing educators with valuable professional development.
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, personal health and welfare, wildlife conservation, sustainable daily habits, organic gardening, agriculture, and our world's water supply. In the past 29 years, Green Kids has performed for more than 1.4 million children in more than 1,400 schools across Canada and the USA.
We live in a time right now that children are rising up and speaking about our climate! We want 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”, and to speak up more wisely!
Year in Review
“It’s time for us to take a stance and encourage an understanding and empathy for nature and all its living things...With the help of Green Kids and their performance Wild Wild Wilderness our Early Years classrooms are making connections between habitat, wildlife, water quality and human activity.”
Teacher, Winnipeg Beach
“The children were enthralled! The classroom workshops were very engaging. Thank you again."