Learn history, environment, and diversity through the Sense of Place Walk
By Lyn Lirio
In celebration of 35 years of service to the Olympia neighborhood, the Child Care Action Council (CCAC) provided the Sense of Place Walk venture, which goals to provide youngsters – and adults – a enjoyable option to be bodily energetic and get data through strolling through Garfield. Elementary block.
Safe Kids Thurston Council, a program of the Childcare Action Council, implements the Sense of Place Walk.
According to info shared by Susan McCleary on THE TROUBLESenior Specialist of the Stormwater and Surface Water Program, the Sense of Place Walk permits neighborhood members and guests to find out about the various make-up of the neighborhood and present a mirrored image on the pure, cultural and environmental.
“The walk allows for participation regardless of age or ability,” McCleary continued, “as each marker will offer a variety of activities, lessons and concepts to think about.”
“Sense of Place Walk’s fun artwork and online content will inspire little bodies to blossom and jump, jump, jump or reach for the sky,” stated Danielle King, who led the implementation of the venture.
There are 14 stations the place colourful photos are spray-painted on walkways with QR markers that may lead individuals to on-line content material that gives data, training, leisure and video games with every station theme.
King stated 18 volunteers from CCAC and varied authorities and neighborhood organizations helped spray stenciled photos on walkways round the elementary faculty.
All 14 stations begin at the IT transit station (Transit – Station 1) on Garfield Avenue. The second, third, fourth and fifth stations may be discovered on Plymouth Avenue.
These station themes are inclusion, nature, ‘those that have been right here earlier than us’ and the historical past of Garfield Elementary.
Station 6 is on Madison Avenue with an environmental theme. “How we get to school” is the theme of Station 7 and Station 8 with “Let’s move our bodies”.
McCleary stated she helped present content material for the environmental theme.
Thomas Street has stations 9 (Community), 10 (Washington State History), 11 (We Are All Part of This World), and 12 (Time). There are two templates in Station 13 (Let’s Get Along) and Station 14 (Food).
According to McCleary, the sidewalk east of Station 14 takes households previous the faculty backyard and again to Station 1. One of the two stencils at Station 13 is inside the faculty gate.
This venture was carried out in partnership with Intercity Transit’s Walk n’ Roll program and with assist and funding from the Washington Department of Health and the Washington Advisory Council on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
“CCAC hopes the Sense of Place Walk will have a lasting impact on the community surrounding Garfield Elementary and at large by addressing and celebrating the diversity of our history, environment and communities and teaching even the youngest among us that this is a tapestry richly woven. makes our lives more vibrant and stronger for both our differences and those things we hold in common,” CACC stated of their press launch.