Wally Wise Guy is a turtle that knows it's wise to go inside his shell whenever there's danger, so this costumed character is the perfect mascot to teach children (and their parents) how to Shelter-In-Place in case of a chemical emergency.
Wally is targeted to reach children from Kindergarten to 4th grade, so Wally makes personal appearances at elementary schools, day care centers, community parades, sporting events and other civic events.
Wally is a non-speaking character and is accompanied by a spokesperson who presents Wally's messages and answers audience questions.
Wally was developed by the Community Education Task Force, a consortium of Local Emergency Planning Committees, which include the Baytown, Deer Park, La Porte and Pasadena LEPC's.
Today the Wally Wise Guy program has expanded to member organizations in twenty states.
Wally at Work
Did you know that Wally visits local schools throughout the month of April? Students of Ms. Moody's class participate in the PALS Program. Through the program, students practice a skit about Shelter-In-Place, and then they visit local schools to perform! The PALS Program connects lovable characters to our beloved Wally Wise, and students learn how to Shelter-In-Place!