Long Trail Bound
An Online Resource for Outdoor Educators and Children
General Contact: Jenna Whitson
Media Contact: Jenna Whitson or Megan Duni
The Green Mountain Club is excited to announce Long Trail Bound, a website, resource center, community forum, and activity guide for educators.
Vermont’s Green Mountains are a fantastic outdoor classroom where children can learn and explore. Creating connections to the mountains and the Long Trail will inspire youth to become life-long outdoorspeople and environmental stewards. The Long Trail Bound website will provide resources and support for educators interested in teaching outdoor skills, backcountry appreciation, and stewardship.
Since September 2011, a dedicated group of staff and volunteers have been hard at work compiling and creating activities for the website. The site features twenty activities for all types of groups, grade levels, and learning environments, grouped into three categories:
- Teaching Outdoor Skills,
- Fostering Stewardship and Sense of Place
- Teaching about the Mountain Ecosystem
Activities range from reading topographic maps to clothing and gear for a hike. Lists of additional resources and suggested hikes are also provided. The website will serve as a community forum for educators across the state to share experiences, ideas and resources.
Check out the website at www.longtrailbound.org or, join us on facebook at facebook.com/longtrailbound
Jenna recently talked to Will about GMC education on Channel 17's Green Mountain Club Show: