Saturday, June 11, 2011

A trail to every classroom

Footpaths may be full today -- it's National Trail Day -- and some of those folks may be teachers fresh off a workshop that hopes to integrate local trails into the curriculum.
Appalachian Trailphoto © 2010 Pen Waggener | more info (via: Wylio)

                       "The Appalachian Trail is not just a through-way and it's not just for thru-hikers" said Rita Hennessy of the National Park Service and A Trail to Every Classroom coordinator, based in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. "The goal of the program is to engage kids in service-learning and volunteerism and to make the trail relevant to local communities."

Read this story featured in The Roanoke Times here.

BRFAL Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist wants you to get outside and get involved! Don't forget to take your camera, water bottle and bug spray.

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