Riders and Walkers is an interactive, multi-media presentation created and delivered by the Environmental Education Exchange for third grade classrooms across Pima County. During this 45-minute presentation, student teams help Sofia and Santiago safely navigate their route to school by bike and on foot. The presenter guides students through a Chutes & Ladders-inspired game that reviews pedestrian and bicycle safety skills and builds enthusiasm to get students ready to ride and walk.
Riders & Walkers Highlights:
- It’s interactive. The presenter covers content in an engaging and relatable way for students through utilizing a large magnetic game board, videos and photos featuring Tucson-area neighborhoods, and various team exercises.
- It’s curriculum-based. The presentation have been created to meet Arizona Department of Education standards for third-grade students. Teachers receive pre-visit activity ideas and vocabulary lists to help their students get ready for the presentation.
- It promotes walking and biking. Presentations encourage students to consider the joys of foot-powered travel meanwhile focusing on key, age-appropriate safety messages. After the visit, students receive a bag of goodies to encourage them to walk and roll. Included in the take-home materials is a Walking Checklist which students are instructed to complete during a short walk in their neighborhood with an adult family member. Students who complete the checklist and return it to school are entered into a raffle to win a brand new bicycle!
Would you like Riders & Walkers to visit your school? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Riders & Walkers Program visited the following schools in Fall 2017:
- Anza Trail K-8 School
- Cavett Elementary School
- Dietz K-8 School
- Gladden Farms Elementary School
- Howell Elementary School
- Laguna Elementary School
- Los Amigos Elementary School
- Los Ninos Elementary School
- Mission Manor Elementary School
- Pueblo Gardens K-8 School
- Rio Vista Elementary School
- Sewell Elementary School
- Van Buskirk Elementary School
- Wheeler Elementary School
- Wright Elementary School