50 Hikes with Kids Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio (Paperback)

50 Hikes with Kids Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio By Sharon Dewar, Wendy Gorton Cover Image

50 Hikes with Kids Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio (Paperback)


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Discover the 50 most kid-friendly hikes in the Midwest with this book featuring maps and scavenger hunts of items to find along each trail—plus fun extras that will foster a curiosity about the region's flora, fauna, and geology!

Midwest kids live in a magnificent natural playground. In 50 Hikes with Kids Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, educators Wendy Gorton and Sharon Dewar give your family everything you need to explore its riversides, forests, mountains, and canyons. Readers will find easy-to-read trail maps, intuitive directions, elevation and length details for every hike, restroom informion, and places to grab a snack nearby. Plus, scavenger hunts for each trail make it fun for even the youngest trekkers to learn about local flora, fauna, and geology. Hikes include the Leatherleaf Bog Trail in Moraine Hills State Park, the Bluffs of Beaver Bend, the Lodges Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and more!
Sharon is a U.S. Navy veteran, holds a master’s degree in communications management, undergraduate degree in psychology and has worked in public relations and journalism for more than two decades. Her passion for wildlife and nature conservation led her to a career working with zoological professionals at San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance and Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Today, she is an award-winning communications consultant at Public Communications Inc. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the national chimpanzee sanctuary, Chimp Haven.
Wendy Gorton holds a master’s degree in learning technologies and is a former classroom teacher. As part of her quest to bring science education alive, she worked as a National Geographic Fellow in Australia researching Tasmanian devils, a PolarTREC teacher researcher in archaeology in Alaska, an Earthwatch teacher fellow in the Bahamas and New Orleans, and a GoNorth! teacher explorer studying climate change via dogsled in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Today, she is a global education consultant who has traveled to more than fifty countries to design programs, build communities, and inspire other educators to do the same. 
Product Details ISBN: 9781643261645
ISBN-10: 1643261649
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: July 9th, 2024
Pages: 284
Language: English
Series: 50 Hikes with Kids
“Complete with detailed maps and scavenger hunts, these hikes devised by educators Dewar and Gorton will have Midwest kids rejoicing.” —Booklist

“A fun, engaging guide to kid-friendly hikes through Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio… A wonderful addition to the series that features everything families need for fun, safe, and educational hikes in the Midwest.”—Library Journal