Now Playing:: Target Zero Eco Kids Tour of The Forks, Presented by MMSM
Target Zero Eco Kids Tour of The Forks, Presented by MMSM
An interactive, educational, and theatrical look at some eco-friendly initiatives at The Forks. This 90 minute walking tour teaches kids how to minimize their carbon footprint as they see, learn about, and physicalize biofuel, mass composting, geothermal technology, the 3Rs and more.
Most appropriate for Grades 3-7, each tour can accommodate up to 30 school children. They are offered rain, shine or snow.
For more information on The Forks and their Target Zero Program, visit http://www.theforks.com/target-zero
For more information on Multi Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM), visit http://www.stewardshipmanitoba.org/
Now Playing: Wild Wild Wilderness
A program that demonstrates the connections between habitat, wildlife, water quality and human activity. It is designed for children in Nursery to Grade 4, and consists of three components: The Play, The Workshop, and The Kit. The purpose of this project is to celebrate our wilderness areas while empowering young people to make positive choices towards protecting them.
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. The forest animals become detectives, and with the help of the students, find the sources of their problems, and come up with a plan. The forest animals take positive action and start a neighbourhood clean-up initiative. They also find fun and unexpected ways to convince the humans downstream to adjust their habits.
This program will show and encourage an understanding and empathy for the plants, animals, and people we don't see who are affected by our actions. Wild Wild Wilderness will help young participants understand why the little things they can do (water conservation, recycling, active transportation) can make a difference. The program's academic and environmental focus is on habitat and wildlife conservation, the water cycle, and water quality issues.
Every school we visit gets a full day of programming, beginning with a performance for everyone, followed by individual classroom drama workshops with the actors.