International Walk to School Day is October 3! Are you, your children, and your school ready?
There’s an easy way to get ready. The BikeTexas website has an Event Handbook that is available as a series of PDFs online, or you can order a physical copy from the online form. We also have an Educational Resources page with bookmarks, coloring books, and other fun materials that you can order to hand out. On the same page are the BikeTexas SafeCyclist Curriculum Teacher Master Pages available for downloading, including a Walk Safe Rules Handout.
Additionally, the National Center for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) hosts a series of webinars for teachers, parents, community leaders, or anyone interested in the SRTS program. Older webinars are archived and available for view and download on the webinar page. One recent webinar, “Active, Healthy and Ready to Learn: Evidence for SRTS and Children’s Health,” makes the case for children being more ready to learn if they arrive at school on foot or on a bicycle instead of in a car.
The next SRTS webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept 25, and is called “The Community Connection: School Travel Plans and Building Community Support.” Register now at the link!
Please take advantage of these resources to make your Walk to School Day a success! Contact us with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email to let us know how great your event was!