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Engaging Kids on Trails

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.

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Event Details

June 02, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Cost:

FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • CEUs are FREE for this webinar.
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    Webinar Outline


    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!

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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

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    This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).

     


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    Presenter


    Wendy Gorton, Author, 50 Hikes with Kids Series
    Portland, Oregon

    Wendy Gorton holds a master’s degree in learning technologies and is a former classroom teacher. She is the author of the award-winning 50 Hikes with Kids series and has worked as a National Geographic Fellow in Australia researching Tasmanian devils, a PolarTREC teacher researcher in archaeology in Alaska, an Earthwatch teacher fellow in the Bahamas and New Orleans, and a GoNorth! teacher explorer studying climate change via dogsled in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Today, she is a global education consultant who has traveled to more than fifty countries to design programs, build communities, and train other educators to do the same.

    Visit her online at https://www.wendygorton.com

     


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    American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

    • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
    • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH)
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