Walking While Reading can be Healthy and Fun
Black Swamp Conservancy, 577 Foundation present Story Walk with
July 5, 2018: Imagine walking with your kids or grandkids on a
beautiful summer day - and reading a book at the same time!
Black Swamp Conservancy is combining two of our favorite
summer activities in a Story Walk program that will be
appearing around the region this summer.
Story Walks promote literacy,
physical activity and community involvement. A book is taken
apart and mounted (by page or spread) on panels that are posted
along a walking trail or path. Families not only read the book,
but also have activities to complete or items to collect along
the way. By the end of the program, you have read a book, taken
a walk and completed activities together.
The first book
in the Story Walk program, “From Caterpillar to
Butterfly,” by Deborah Heiligman, will be displayed
throughout the grounds of The 577 Foundation in
conjunction with the Foundation’s Monarch Metamorphosis
program this summer. Monarch Metamorphosis was inspired by
retired biology teacher Susan Garn and her husband
Grant, who have perfected the art of fostering monarchs from
egg to flyers over the past several years.
support from the Country Garden Club, Perrysburg Garden Club,
the Garns and Tom Belcher, The 577 Foundation will have monarchs
in their varying life stages on display throughout the summer,
including butterfly releases.
The Story Walk
will be available, free of charge, to visitors beginning July
11, 2018 during The 577 Foundation’s regular hours (daily
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
Conservancy will use two additional books for the Story Walk
program this year: “A River” by Marc Martin, and “A Seed is
Sleepy,” by Dianna Hutts Aston. The three books will be rotated
in outdoor settings throughout northwest Ohio. Check the
Conservancy’s Facebook page (@Black Swamp Conservancy) or
for dates and locations.
was funded by a grant from the Seed-to-the-Sower Fund of
the Toledo Community Foundation.