Last week I participated in the Big Green Theater initiative in the PS239 and the PS075 schools in NYC (Ridgewood and Bushwick). I discussed the importance of phytoplankton and climate change with 5th graders and they will write theater plays based on the discussions we had. At the end of the semester those plays will be performed by professional adult actors and actresses!
Big Green Theater (BGT) is a program developed by The Bushwick Starr and Superhero Clubhouse that combines environmental education with an annual green theater festival. Fifth-grade students from Bushwick schools explore environmental topics with guest experts, and then are guided in writing original eco-plays. Finished plays are fully realized and professionally produced at The Bushwick Starr Theater during Earth Week, featuring sustainable and efficient design.