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After 25 years of scientific adventures, the Magic School Bus made its first-ever landing in Portland, in Oregon Children’s Theatre’s production of The Magic School Bus Live: The Climate Challenge! In the play, Ms. Frizzle and her class circle the globe, from Antarctica to the equator, learning about global warming. In classic School Bus style, they start with the big picture, then take a closer look at the reasons the world is getting warmer.
18,670 students from 208 schools in Oregon and Southwest Washington have attended or will attend an OCT school performance of The Magic School Bus Live: The Climate Challenge. OCT provided full scholarships to 581 students and partial scholarships to 1,588 students. We invited the teachers to attend a complimentary performance to preview the play before bringing their classes, and we hosted a free professional development workshop for teachers with OCT’s Technical Director.
OCT created free, in-depth resource guides for teachers who attend field trip performances of The Magic School Bus. Classroom activities include:
In The Oregonian’s review of The Magic School Bus, Holly Johnson emphasized the educational impact of the production: "The Magic School Bus Live…combines upbeat music, clever choreography, multimedia images and more to bring home the idea that climate change is a hot topic and one of the most important issues we face.”
Please feel free to contact us if we can provide any additional information about The Magic School Bus or Oregon Children's Theatre’s educational services for disadvantaged schools. Thank you again for your support!
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