Our innovative curriculum-linked residencies get kids teaching their peers about science and the environment through theatre. Using inquiry-based learning, students are challenged to discover meaning and relevance in curriculum linked topics pertinent to natural, scientific and environmental issues. Facilitating the development of both critical and creative thinking, we raise environmental and social awareness and empower youth to take part in making positive choices.
Students "Grow A Show" through a series of playwriting and performance workshops over a period of one week or ten weeks. Each workshop offers a unique blend of science scene building, scriptwriting, character creation, choreography, co-operative games, song writing, dramatic games, and improvisation. The students then perform an environmental extravaganza of their own creation, showcasing the learning from the week.
"Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand"
A Grow-A-Show program places a team of theatre professionals in your school. The artists will lead the school in the creation, rehearsal, and performance of a brand new, science inspired work of theatre. The Grow-A-Show program is an opportunity for every student to build a connection to their science curriculum by becoming the very things that they are studying. Combining arts with science education provides a basis towards creating vibrant self-expression and a deeper, more personalized understanding of concrete subject matter. In addition to nourishing individual imagination and creativity, The Grow-A-Show program also develops a school-wide sense of teamwork and collaboration.
"My daughter Wynn was in the performance tonight. She was one of the scurvy pirates. Thank you so much for such a wonderful performance and your incredible work with the kids. I was lucky enough to see Miss Holly practice with the kids on Thursday. She was amazing with them. All of your staff were absolutely hysterical tonight. Thank you for allowing my daughter to have such a positive and creative experience. Your company is truly amazing." - Parent
"It is amazing that the [Evergreen] team can put up such a fun show in within 4 hours with the students.I sure couldn’t do it! Evergreen is an energetic, competent, well-organized group of professional actors and I just love the outcome: a mix of sciences and art." - Blessed Mother Teresa School - Calgary
Funding Support Opportunities
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts supports residency programs in Alberta schools through the Artisit and Education project grant stream.
Grants can cover up to 50% - 75% of an Artist in Residency Program
Deadline for submission is April 1st
The A+ for Energy program is offered to teachers to assist them in providing innovative classroom projects for their students to explore energy topics that will be increasingly important to their future.
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to provide the funds necessary to implement the winning projects.
Deadline for submission is in April each year.