Ready or Not: Preparing for Wildfires

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Grades K-5

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25 minutes

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Show Synopsis

Ready or Not: Preparing for Wildfires is performed by two professional actors who lead your students through a quirky adventure comedy, all while teaching important information about how to prepare for emergencies.

In this 25-minute play, Penelope Planner visits her aunt, Dr. Ima Scientist – an inventor who specializes in useful (and some not-so-useful) inventions. Unfortunately, one of her latest developments, “Calamity Dwayne,” came to life, wreaked havoc on her lab, and is now on the loose! It’s up to Penelope to learn all she can to prepare for an emergency, find Calamity Dwayne, and bring him back to the lab … before disaster strikes in the form of a wildfire.

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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

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