By Joanne Allen, Enosburg Elementary School Librarian & Enrichment Teacher In Enosburgh Falls, an opportunity to pair literacy and physical activity for healthy bodies and minds exists again for the 2018 season extending from May through October. Across the street from the elementary school lies a hidden gem along the banks of the Missisquoi River. The scenic Brownway River Trail, following the river for about a mile, will once again be home to the Story Walk Project, made possible by a grant through RiseVT, an organization that seeks to improve well-being by embracing healthier lifestyles.
With the trail’s entrance steps outside the school, it can be useful both during and after school hours. Active family engagement during the summer and autumn with a new story every two weeks beginning mid May through October will encourage participants to visit often. At our May 18 Community BBQ, our Story Walk was book #1's first showing. A group of fifth grade students led the tour. Ruthie Laroche covered this event. Check out the 'News Coverage' page for this year's article. Last year, our May 12 dinner made the front page of the St. Albans Messenger! Click here to read all about it! The story lineup is posted here on the 'Our Stories' page. The Story Walk Project provides consecutive pages from a picture book laminated and mounted on posts for children and families to read as they walk along the path. This adventure combines literacy, physical activity, and exploration of nature. New for the 2018 season is an active component... Pictured above is a Yoga station, which Beth, Amelia, and Emma are modeling.
The first book, displayed May 18, was titled “What a Wonderful World” written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss. This book was illustrated by Tim Hopgood with additional illustrations by some of our EES students.
After visiting the trail, please post a comment in 1 of 2 places: in the notebook inside the black mailbox, or here on our blog. We would love to have feedback from the community who interacts with this adventure. While using the trail, please remember the woodsmen's promise to "leave the train in the same, if not better, condition than you found it' by picking up any litter and not disturbing the plants or wildlife"; doing so will ensure that the Story Walk Project can remain an enjoyable place to visit over and over again.
Please come again soon.
What is the Brownway River Trail Story Walk?
Enjoy the nature trail and look for the first story in May 2018. What a Wonderful World
The Story Walk 2017 was a huge success. We are back for the 2018 season, thanks to the grant from RiseVT. Visit soon and often. Enjoy the trail, and please leave it as you found it.
Please visit: ~ our BLOG page and leave a comment ~ the 'Our Stories' page for the lineup and summaries
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Our Brownway River Trail Story Walk was created and maintained by Joanne Allen of EES. The StoryWalk® Project was originally created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.