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The Environmental Defenders Rock the Planet — You Can Change the World Tour

The Environmental Defenders Rock the Planet — You Can Change the World Tour is a 30-minute, high-energy assembly program that is FREE to all elementary schools in L.A. County. This exciting, music-driven show leads students in grades K-6 to identify environmental problems and possible solutions kids can do themselves to reduce pollution.

Performed by two professional children’s theater actors and their animated friends the Environmental Defenders, this fully contained assembly uses music, call-and-response, audience participation, and repetition to effectively communicate environmental concepts including:

  • The Four R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink)
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Water Conservation

Sponsored by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, the Environmental Defenders program has been educating elementary school children since 1996. The current version of the show, the Environmental Defenders Rock the Planet — You Can Change the World Tour, launched in April 2014 featuring all-new animation and updated versions of its popular songs.

A favorite of teachers and students alike, the Environmental Defenders assembly is proven to inspire kids to take action and do more to protect the environment.

Proven Effective

According to a 2014 research study, after seeing the Environmental Defenders assembly:

  • 60% of students reported actually doing more to protect the environment.
  • 70% of students shared what they learned from the assembly with family and friends.
  • Students reported that they did more to reduce waste and reuse items at home.
  • 38% more students knew how to properly dispose of household hazardous waste than before seeing the assembly.
  • 20% more students (compared to before seeing the assembly) knew to prevent stormwater pollution by not throwing garbage in the street.

Spread the Word

Let others know about this exciting assembly program! Share these flyers with your school.

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