Trails are an important resource, but sadly we are increasingly seeing trails abused by littering and vandalism. American Trails has created a packet to teach kids to be great trail stewards so the next generation of trail lovers can help lead the way towards better care for our trails.
This packet is ideal for elementary age children, and will help teach the importance of trails, different kinds of trail users, and concepts such as trail sharing. There are also pages where kids can put into practice what they learned through worksheets, and a certificate of completion at the end.
If you can't print this packet at home please contact [email protected] and we can send you a copy!
Published October 02, 2020
October is here, which means it's time to enter the 3rd annual American Trails Costume Contest!
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