Upcoming Making Tracks Train-the-Trainer Sessions (for adults and youth): Cycling (HRM May 4th and Mahone Bay May 16th)
Is your recreation department, school or community organization looking for a new way to engage children and youth in a physical activity program that is both practical and fun? Are you a high school student/do you know older youth looking for leadership opportunities? Do you want to teach children and youth cycling, skateboarding, pedestrian or inline skating safety in a fun, hands on way?
We have two upcoming training sessions in cycling. The program is approved by the Department of Education, meets multiple curriculum outcomes and its modular design can easily fit into recreation, school, safety and community programing.
These training sessions are aimed at adults and older high school youth to learn a mode of this fun, experientially focused program to then teach these active transportation skills directly to children and youth. Once trained, you’ll have free access to Making Tracks manuals, passports for children/youth to track their learning progress, equipment to borrow (cycling tool kit, etc.), and support from the Ecology Action Centre to help make your program a success. We’d love to see you there so you can learn the program to teach children and youth cycling safety to get them active in your communities! Please distribute this widely.
Making Tracks Cycling HRM: Saturday May 4th, 1-7pm, $20/person (if cost is a barrier please let us know) Location TBD, Peninsular Halifax. Please contact Jennifer McGowan for more information 442-5055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making Tracks Cycling Mahone Bay: Thursday, May 16th, 330-9pm, Mahone Bay, Bayview Community School
110 Clearway St., Mahone Bay, NS. $20/person. (If cost is a barrier please let Jennifer McGowan know 442-5055 or email@example.com). Please contact Rose MacEachen, Sweet Ride Cycling, 902-531-3026 or firstname.lastname@example.org by May 9th to register.
The Making Tracks program, developed by the Ecology Action Centre in partnership with St. FX University and Skate Pass (TM), teaches children and youth the skills needed to safely walk or wheel around their community in a fun and experiential way! Choose one or more of the four modes offered (Cycling, Walking, In-Line Skating and/or Skateboarding). Using a ‘train-the-trainer’ model recreation staff, teachers, police, youth mentors, and/or adult volunteers can be trained to deliver the program as part of a recreation camp, after school program, physical education class or community programming.
Questions, inquiries or to set up a training in your community, please contact Jennifer McGowan, Youth Active Transportation Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre, 442-5055 or email@example.com.
Making Tracks is made possible with the support of the Province of Nova Scotia, The North Face® Explore Fund™, Halifax Regional Municipality, Mountain Equipment Co-op, St. Francis Xavier University, and Skate Pass ®.