TreeCircus toured the state in celebration of California Arbor Week from March 3-14, 2015. Kicking off in our state’s Capitol, this high energy group performed 20 “edu-taining” shows for youth at schools throughout the state that all share the same need… trees! Cities along the tour included Sacramento, Elk Grove, Davis, Carmichael, Alameda, El Cerrito, Saratoga, Woodside, San Mateo, Pescadero, Porterville, Bakersfield, Corona Del Mar and Whittier.
During their performances, TreeCircus dug into biology, urban forestry, and even careers in arboriculture. They helped students understand how their local trees can lower the temperature and raise their spirits. Throughout the program participants learned all about trees, including their value, why we should plant more of them, and even how to climb them like the pros. Student participation was central to the show’s success. Those who suddenly found themselves a part of the TreeCircus act, out in front of the audience, generally blossomed in their own right.
2015 Tour Schedule
Mar 2 Union House Elementary, Sacramento (Special Kickoff Performance!)
Mar 3 Willett Elementary, Davis
Mar 3 Thomas Kelly Bridges, Carmichael
Mar 3 Elliott Ranch, Elk Grove
Mar 4 St. Philip Neri, Alameda
Mar 4 Fairview Elementary Afterschool Program, El Cerrito
Mar 5 Marshall Lane, Saratoga
Mar 5 Woodside Elementary, Woodside
Mar 6 Bayside STEM Academy, San Mateo
Mar 6 Pescadero Elementary, Pescadero
Mar 7 Canopy Arbor Day (Public Event), Palo Alto
Mar 8 John Muir Home with New Leaf School (Public Event), Martinez
Mar 9 Citrus South Tule Elementary, Porterville
Mar 10 Independence Elementary, Bakersfield
Mar 10 Boys & Girls Club Urban Forestry and Bakersfield College Students
Mar 11 Sherman Library w/ local elementary schools, Corona Del Mar
Mar 12 City of Whittier Arbor Day w/ Lydia Jackson Elementary, Laurel Elementary and KinderCare, Whittier
Interested in applying for next year’s tour? Fill out the 2016 Arbor Week Tour form here.