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Taking books outdoors with StoryWalk®s

I met Nicole Vachon recently and we quickly “got” each other. She wanted to get out the word about the StoryWalk®s she had created locally. I wanted her to share “lessons learned”. So here we have a Guest Post from Nicole, with lots of links to more information. Here’s hoping this will encourage you to go out to create your own StoryWalk®! (Marjorie)

By Nicole Vachon

“Endangered Species: Fish, Birds, and Reading”

When I saw a StoryWalk® at the Burrell Elementary School in Foxborough, MA, where my children attended school, I loved the innovative and delightful way children—and adults!—could enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Igo and Taylor elementary schools in Foxborough also have Story Walk®s, newly installed this summer! Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. Continue reading


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Summer flowers and other such–the Fish Hatchery, N. Attleboro


Nicole points out one of the stops on the new story walk, newly installed at the N. Attleboro Fish Hatchery

I met Nicole at the Fish Hatchery to see the Story Walk she put together with her husband Shane, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s N. Attleboro Fish Hatchery, just off Rt 152. What a joy to not only learn about what Nicole had done, but to hear the “back story” behind how she and her husband planned the walk, and even about how they chose the book to use. Continue reading


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