Planet Protector Academy Programs

  • A MISSION FOR CLIMATE, ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION

    Our first Planet Protector Academy program inspires kids to become climate action superheroes and change their families’ energy and transportation habits!

    6 weekly one hour modules in the classroom combined with at-home superhero missions cover a range of climate action topics, including:

    The Climate Conundrum (intro)

    Operation Darkroom (energy)

    Operation Shower Power (water)

    Operation Keep Car Cool (green driving)

    Operation Go Car Free (active transportation)

    Keep Cool (celebration!)

    REAL-WORLD IMPACT

    Kids are leading measurable change in their families, with over 50% of families reporting driving and idling less, and over 70% saving energy at home.

    SUPPORTING CURRICULUM

    We’ve designed the program to be lots of fun, but also to provide concrete learning outcomes for students in arts, science, language and social studies. Curriculum links are currently available for:

    Want to help us develop curriculum links in your school system? Contact Us!

  • A MISSION FOR ZERO WASTE

    Our newest Planet Protector Academy program inspires zero waste superheroes to explore our garbage predicament and change their families’ waste habits!

    6 one hour weekly modules in the classroom combined with at-home superhero missions cover a range of waste reduction topics, including:

    The Garbage Problem

    Operation Love Food, Hate Waste (food waste)

    Operation Food Scraps (organics recycling)

    Operation Waste-Free Lunch

    Operation Buy Smart (sustainable consumption)

    Operation Green Cycle (design thinking)

    REAL-WORLD IMPACT

    Kids are leading measurable change in their families, with 63% of families wasting less food, 69% of kids’ lunches creating less garbage and 71% of families recycling more food scraps!

    SUPPORTING CURRICULUM

    We’ve designed the program to be lots of fun, but also to provide concrete learning outcomes for students in arts, science, language and social studies. Curriculum links are currently available for:

    Want to help us develop curriculum links in your school system? Contact Us!

  • A MISSION FOR WATER

    Coming soon in early 2018, our next Planet Protector Academy program will inspire kids to become water saving superheroes!

    6 one hour weekly modules in the classroom combined with weekly at-home superhero missions will cover a wide range of water conservation topics, including:

    • Where water comes from and how it reaches our taps
    • The role of water in our entire ecosystem
    • Why we need to protect our watersheds
    • The importance of conserving freshwater
    • Simple, measurable, everyday actions to reduce water usage

    Get Involved!
    As part of the program’s development, we will consult with municipal governments, funders, teachers, kids and subject matter experts to make sure we tackle the most important topics, get the messaging just right and make the biggest impact. Contact us to get involved!

  • A MISSION FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

    The Emergency Preparedness Program trains kids as emergency preparedness superheroes to make sure families are ready when disaster strikes!

    It’s live! It’s online!

    ONE live interactive assembly that DreamRider performers present to the whole school.
    PLUS three fun 30-45min followup classroom modules – a plug and play digital resource for all primary and intermediate teachers. With at-home missions.

    The program a wide range of topics to inspire engagement and empower action, including:

    • Know the risks (performed live by DreamRider actors to the whole school)
      Gives an A-Z overview of different disasters, introduces ways we can be better prepared, and teaches the Superhero Calming Breath!
    • Make a plan (digital-led module, delivered by teacher)
      Planning 101: Why plan? How making plans before an emergency event can help you stay calm. Helps kids lead their families in planning for emergencies.
    • Get a kit (digital-led module, delivered by teacher)
      Helps kids make a ‘grab-and-go’ bag to make sure they stay safe during the first 72hrs of an emergency.
    • We’re In This Together (digital-led module, delivered by teacher)
      Emergencies can bring out the best in communities. We help kids celebrate how they’ve helped their families be better prepared!

    REAL-WORLD IMPACT

    The program will focus on empowering kids to lead change in their families and we’ll give them the knowledge, skills and motivation to do this!

    The unique Planet Protector Academy approach has seen fantastic engagement from families in our existing climate change and zero waste programs, with over 50% of families taking action to save energy, drive less and waste less!

    SUPPORTING CURRICULUM

    We’ve designed the program to be lots of fun, but also to provide concrete learning outcomes for students in arts, science, language and social studies, as well as core competencies!

    Download Curriculum Links for British Columbia Grades K-7