A Litter Bit Goes a Long Way

Laugh while you learn about litter.

Since 1989 America’s favorite Trashologist, the award winning Dr. T has been entertaining and educating nearly a million students and families all across the country. His wisdom and wisecracks have been shared in schools, theaters, festivals and conferences.

Now he shares the stage with the quintessential game show personality,  Les Litter  in a mad cap adventure into the messy world of litter. Together they explore this serious issue in a comic and upbeat way that is guaranteed to leave smiles on the faces and ideas in the minds of students about where litter comes from, why people litter and what can we do to prevent litter.

There is no doubt that litter is a growing problem in neighborhoods all around the country. In urban, suburban and even rural communities the growth of litter reflects a state of mind that nobody cares. Well nothing could be further from the truth. In A Litter Bit Goes a Long Way, Dr. T and Les Litter show that caring about our neighborhoods is cool and instill in students the idea that it is their choice to care as well. Using juggling, slapstick, jokes, song and audience participation, students learn facts about litter as well as rewarding and important ways that they can directly contribute to their home, school and community environment.  The goal of the program is to strengthen new attitudes and responsibilities toward our neighborhoods and communities.

A Litter Bit Goes a Long Way was developed in partnership with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and follows closely the Keep America Beautiful guidelines for litter prevention education.

“You have done a great job educating and entertaining 3,643 York County 6th grade students and teachers [about litter prevention] this week. You are gifted and talented and your ability to maintain a high level of enthusiasm through 11 performances this week amazes me!”

Leslie Hatchel, York County Recycling, York SC

“Your performance [A Litter Bt Goes a Long Way] kept the kids on the edge of their seats with interest in a topic that is not easy to make fun and exciting. Your style of delivery was a big hit and we appreciated your willingness to craft a program that really met our needs. It was truly a pleasure working with you and we look forward to having you back.”

Linda Holterhoff, Executive Director,

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Cincinnati OH

Jack Golden in the roles of Dr. T and Les Litter, uses the power of live performance to engage children with facts about our litter problem and a positive model of how to solve them. Emphasizing the simple concept of putting things where they belong, he presents children with rewarding and important ways that they can directly contribute to their environment.  The goal of the program is to strengthen new attitudes and responsibilities toward our common resources in our homes, communities and worldwide.

Jack Golden, creator of A Litter Bit Goes a Long Way, has been a professional variety artist since 1981. He’s performed with the world-famous Pickle Family Circus of San Francisco and the award-winning “New Vaudeville” comedy troupe, The Wright Brothers and has been selected by the Environmental Protection Agency for its national EPA Administrators Award for solid waste programs.


Science and Theater

In addition to strengthening the attitudes of young people towards the environment, A Litter Bit Goes a Long Way is also a piece of theater and using the power of live performance students will experience how theater in particular and the Arts in general can be used to communicate and express ideas in dynamic and compelling ways.

Because the program is funny and light hearted, it provides an environment conducive to learning. Laughter can be a surprisingly effective teacher.

A Litter Bit Goes a Long Way is designed to meet many national and state learning standards for science and environmental studies. In addition, it is also aligned with various national theater and arts standards.

Workshops in physical theater including acting, mime, juggling, improvisation and circus skills are available. These workshops also focus on using these skills to communicate environmental messages.



Show length:          

40-45 minutes (In school)
55-65 minutes  (Theater)

Shorter times are available for festivals

Set up:                      

45-60 minutes (School)
75-90 minutes (Theater)

Audience size:        

350-400 School *
500-1500 Theater

*In some cases more can be accommodated, please check with me when booking larger groups.

Study guides and Activity packets are available