Design a Workshop with Bash the Trash!

by  Bash the Trash Environmental Arts

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Build your own program with Bash the Trash! In the last 30 years we've created hundreds of workshops, performances and residencies. We can't list them all... But in the process we've learned how to quickly create great programs that will match with your needs. Got something in mind but don't see it here? Send us an email and let's brainstorm! Our performers have a wide range of subjects that they can address include Music, Dance, Theater, Storytelling and more!

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About This Program


Multipoint: $220.00
Point to Point: $220.00

Depending on the workshop we build together there are two possible formats:

Single class workshop - for some programs, a more one-on-one approach with a single classroom is the best format. $220 for 45"

Multiple class workshop - for some programs up to 4 additional classrooms may sign in along with the first classroom.
First classroom: $220 for 45"
Up to four additional classrooms @$55 each



Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Culture, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Literacy, Performing Arts, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Sciences, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Social Studies/History, STEM, Music, Technology/Information Science

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Booking Information

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

If for any reason the recipient wishes to reschedule up to 24 hours before the program, Bash the Trash will make every effort to accommodate the rescheduling.

If for any reason the recipient wishes to cancel a program, there is no fee up to 24 hours before the program. Cancellation within 24 hours of program, with no rescheduling possible, entails payment of the full fee.

However, in the case of a weather or pandemic-related cancellation within 24 hours of program, please contact us and we'll work it out.

About This Provider

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Bash the Trash Environmental Arts

United States

Bash the Trash programs are about music, science, culture, arts and the environment! Centered around the concept of sustainability, we’ve been building and performing with found-object instruments for over 30 years, making connections to plastic pollution and climate change. 

Over time our programs have evolved into a wide range of musical and cultural experiences that go beyond homemade instruments. Our diverse crew of presenters offer a series of programs based on their individual artistic skills and cultural backgrounds, making connections with students through their amazing experiences. We’re eager to interact with audiences through the arts, Q&A and conversation to create true cultural and artistic exchanges. 

Hands-on instrument-building or art-making is possible in most programs using simple reused/repurposed materials. Bash the Trash offers workshop/performances and multiple-session residencies as well as fun and useful professional development for educators, all closely aligned to national and local standards. Plus Bash the Trash programs are great for special days like Earth Day, National Recycling Day and World Water Day! 

Ian Bertles

Program Details


Each performance is different. In general however, the program objectives are:

1. Meet an artist, learn about what they do
2. Discover their art form, the history, background, culture
3. Experience some of that art form - audio, video, performance, etc.
4. Get student reflections and questions
5. Begin a “cultural exchange” between the students and the performer; increase knowledge of different cultures and encourage respect for different traditions and backgrounds
6. Get a hands-on experience in an art form, and then use it in a fun "sharing"
7. Consider how the arts can be a force for peace and understanding in the world


Objectives will vary depending on what program we build!
But in general:
Discover something new to you
Explore the details
Get a hands-on experience
Make connections
Have fun!

Standards Alignment

National Standards

This will vary depending on the workshop we build for you!

State Standards

This will vary depending on the workshop we build for you