Ready or Not: Preparing for Wildfires Livestream Special

Emergency Preparedness

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Grades K-6

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35 Minutes


Show Overview

Debuting this year, our Livestream Special offers classrooms a convenient, online-accessible option for experiencing educational theatre.

This 35-minute show presents a virtual lesson in emergency preparedness for grades K-6. Through an interactive web platform, a live host will introduce entertaining sketches featuring a variety of characters in professionally filmed scenes from our live theatrical productions – and guide classrooms to participate in a discussion on how to plan ahead and seek out help in case of a wildfire:

Scene 1:
Penelope Planner pays a visit to her aunt, Dr. Ima Scientist, to see her latest inventions – and learns about the difference between hazards, emergencies and disasters in the process.

Scene 2:
The imposing Queen Bee has called upon her favorite worker bee, Bjorn Drone, to help reconstruct the recently destroyed hive and learn about why it’s important to have a family communication plan.

Scene 3:
Called to the mysterious lair of a notorious villain, superhero costumer Cape Cod teaches Calamity Dwayne about how wildfires start.

Scene 4:
Old school friends, chef Lorraine Quiche and firefighter Blaze Ashman, reunite to learn about who to seek for help in an emergency – and to rekindle their middle school crush.

Students and teachers will also have access to a Q&A with the host, and an exclusive e-learning package that includes e-books and graphic novels, games, quizzes and lesson plans for the classroom that reinforce concepts from the show.


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Educational Standards


  • The difference between a disaster, emergency and hazard
  • What a family emergency plan is
  • How wildfires start
  • Who to seek for help in an emergency


Teacher Guide The National Theatre for Children

Family Preparedness Guide

Teacher Guide The National Theatre for Children

Student/Parent e-book Educational Games

Comprehensive e-learning package on