October is walking month.
New York City is a city of walkers. The majority of young New Yorkers walk to and from school, to transit, and around their city each and every day. Every October, International Walk to School Month, the New York City Department of Transportation celebrates this achievement and creates incentives for students and their families to walk more often.
This year’s theme “Let Your Feet Meet the Street!” explores what students find vital about walking experiences and provides them the opportunity to educate the general public about the benefits of walking. Students learn about the importance of walking, track their own walking progress and create a script for a Public Service Announcement (PSA).
A Grand Prize will be awarded to the school with the overall best entry ($1,000), and for the school with the best entry in each borough ($250 each).
Step I: Get Talking – teach a lesson from the curriculum.
Step II: Get Walking – students track two weeks of walking.
Step III: Get the Message Out – create an audio PSA to spread the word.
Click here to register your school and to get more information about the activities and the design competition guidelines. All entries are due by midnight Friday, November 16th 2012.
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