“Feet on the Ground – Elementary Pedestrian Education”

This presentation is part of the Education of Youth and Community Members in Safe Routes to School session.

This session provides an in-depth look into one of California’s newest safety education programs – Walk Smart. Walk Smart provides critical “on-foot” safety training to 1st – 3rd grade students through presentations and walking field trips.  Piloted in 2016, Walk Smart is the result of an over 10-year collaboration between non-profit Ecology Action and Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency. In this session, you will learn strategies for creating and deepening partnerships between non-profit organizations, public health agencies and other community partners, tips for creating similar hands-on walk safety programs and valuable lessons learned from Walk Smart’s first year.

Presenters: Elise Ehrheart and Jeanne LePage