As we enter the coldest months of the year, many Safe Routes to School Programs are put on hold due to the challenges of winter walking and cycling. Cold or icy and snowy conditions can often seem like insurmountable roadblocks to a program’s continued success. However, this does not have to be the case.
In this 60 minute webinar, Taylor Lonsdale the State SRTS Coordinator for Montana, will provide an overview of the issues associated with winter walking and cycling and discuss why it is important to keep your SRTS program running through the coldest months.
Jenna Zdunek, Health and Wellness Director for the Marquette, (MI) YMCA, will then explain how the Sandy Knoll Elementary School SRTS Program was able to overcome the administration’s fears associated with winter walking. She will also discuss how the School is addressing the problem of snowy sidewalks with their “School Shoveling Project. ”
And finally, Kerry Ott, the Manistique Community Coordinator - Strategic Alliance for Health, Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, will provide two specific examples of how to make the challenges of winter walking fun and positive through the use of creative programs like their “Golden Shovel Award,” the “Scoop and Sculpt,” and snow removal flash mobs.
Don’t miss this chance to pick up some important tips on keeping your SRTS program running all winter long!
This webinar is part of the Safe Routes to School Webinar Series, developed by America Walks and the National Center for Safe Routes to School.
For more information please contact Michelle Gulley.