As you can see, I'm a turtle and I like to teach children and adults how to Shelter-In-Place.
Whenever there is danger, I quickly go inside my shell. By 'Sheltering-In-Place', you can be safe too!
Who is Wally?
My name is Wally Wise Guy and I am the Shelter-In-Place mascot! The Community Education Task Force and Baytown, Deer Park, La Porte and Pasadena Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) in Texas asked me long ago if I could help explain sheltering-in-place to our youth. Who better than a large, friendly turtle who demonstrates how he shelters inside his shell? Today the Wally Wise Guy program has expanded to 1119 member organizations in 26 states.
I travel to schools twice a school year (once in the fall and once in the spring) with volunteers, showing fundamental shelter-in-place concepts through skits and classroom activities for students in K-3rd grade. Older elementary students enjoy reviewing Shelter how-tos through fun, interactive classroom visits from volunteers.
To read more about the volunteers who help me in the Calvert City, KY area, click the My Helpers button at the top of the page! You can read about the Calvert Area Emergency Warning System (CAEWS) and see photos of past visits!