2012 – 2013 “The Lorax” Project

Sponsored by:

Wood River Land Trust

Project Champion:

Daphne Muehle

What are the appropriate grade levels:

K to 12

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

We could handle two partnerships: one class doing the video / one class being the stars

Is there an opportunity for community service:

Yes – For directors it will be as many hours to produce a video as needed; for stars it could be as little

Is this a new or existing project:

This is a new project.

Estimated project cost:




“The Lorax” Project: Most nonprofit organizations benefit people, helping them survive by providing food, health or housing needs. Those who benefit from the help then speak up for the organizations that gave them what they needed to survive, promoting the nonprofit’s good work and encouraging others to support the nonprofit.

But who speaks for the trees?

Our natural environment is a place of wonder, a place to explore and a place to enjoy. Unfortunately, the land can not speak up for its own protection, neither can the wildlife nor the trees. Wood River Land Trust (WRLT) wants students to speak for the trees, just like the Lorax did in the Dr. Seuss book of the same name.

“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.” — Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Help WRLT promote the protection of our natural environment by doing one of two things:

  1. Be the director, editor and producer of videos: Create short videos, one to three minutes in length, of young people speaking for the trees (saying in their own words why the protection of our environment and support of Wood River Land Trust is important to them).

  2. Be the stars of the videos: Partner with the director(s) who is (are) creating “The Lorax” videos and say on camera why its important to you that everyone protect our environment by supporting WRLT.
  3. Give money to WRLT to pay for updated software for our website so that these videos can be seen.

This project will provide students with an excellent opportunity to learn public speaking skills and video/computer skills.

These video will appear on WRLT’s website and in other marketing efforts. Be “The Lorax” and support your local land trust!

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Classrooms who have adopted this project

Community School
Gretchen Thoreen
21 students