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Engaging Kids on Trails
June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A National Trails Day Fireside Chat
Join the presenter in this interactive fireside chat where she will share top tips and strategies to engage children on the trail. Attendees will be able to share ideas and thoughts with other attendees using interactive tools.
- Wendy Gorton, Author, 50 Hikes with Kids Series
Get ready for National Trails Day by joining Children’s Guidebook author Wendy Gorton in an interactive fireside chat. Wendy will share top tips and strategies that families, caregivers, and park education teams can do to engage children on the trail, from scavenger hunts, nature art projects, writing projects using trail rating websites, citizen science, and infusing technology by teaching kids to use math with trail apps, plant identification, recording bird calls, Geocaching, creativity-infused projects like creating nature-based TikTok videos about what they see, or even a BioBlitz. We’ll have a chance to share your own ideas and thoughts about the kids on YOUR local trails using chat and interactive tools. We’ll raffle off a hiking guide pack of 3 of Wendy’s hiking books at the end. Come join us!
- Learn several new strategies for engaging children while they hike
- Explore several tech apps that can help kids interact and understand the outdoors even more
- Discuss and collaborate with each other to find out how your community is engaging kids and make a plan for something you can try