Walk & read - Conservancy’s Story Trail returns to area parks and preserves

Press Staff Writer

        Take a different approach to relaxing with a book this summer, as the Black Swamp Conservancy’s Story Trail program returns. This year, three books will be rotated through five locations throughout the region.
        Story Trail is based on the StoryWalk© program, which promotes literacy, physical activity and community involvement. A book is taken apart and mounted on panels that are posted along a walking trail or path. Guests not only read the book, but have activities to complete along the way. By the end of the Story Trail, families have read a book, taken a walk and completed activities together.
        Books selected for the 2019 Story Trail program include:
        • “Over and Under the Pond,” by Kate Messner;
        • “A Nest is Noisy,” by Dianna Hutts Aston;
        • “Flowers are Calling,” by Rita Gray.
        Story Trail books will be rotated at five different locations throughout the summer, including at 577 Foundation, Perrysburg (through Sept. 10); the Sandusky County Park District’s Creek Bend Park, Lindsey (through Aug. 12); Bowling Green City Park’s Wintergarden Woods (through Sept. 15); the Wood County Park District’s Sawyer Quarry, Perrysburg (Aug. 13-Sept. 27) and Sugar Ridge Prairie, Pemberville (Sept. 10 -27).
        Story Trail books are available for viewing at these locations during their regular business hours. Visit the Conservancy website, BlackSwamp.org, or the events listing on the Conservancy’s Facebook page @Black Swamp Conservancy for details.
        The project is funded by a grant from the Seed-to-the-Sower Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation.


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