TreadLightly! Unveils Newly Re-Designed Outdoor Education Website for Kids

TreadLightly-LightfootMove over Elmo. Take a hike dora. Lightfoot is back in town – and he has a new website your kids need to check out now at tlkids.org!

In a national effort to engage children in outdoor education Tread Lightly! has re-vamped tlkids.org – a website designed to help kids learn to recreate responsibly in the outdoors.

The newly re-designed site offers fun, interactive word games, trivia, coloring pages and other activities teaching children the importance of safe and environmentally responsible outdoor recreation.

From TreadLightly!:

In a national effort to engage children in outdoor education, the nonprofit organization Tread Lightly! has re-vamped TreadLightlyKids.org—a website designed to help kids learn to recreate responsibly in the outdoors.

“With increasing concerns about childhood obesity and nature deficit disorder, there has never been a more critical time to connect children with the great outdoors,” says Tread Lightly!’s director, Lori McCullough. “We hope this site will help launch kids from the computer straight onto their trails.”

The newly re-designed site offers fun, interactive word games, trivia, coloring pages and other activities teaching children the importance of safe and environmentally responsible outdoor recreation.

The site also features Tread Lightly!’s squirrel mascot Lightfoot™. Kids can join Lightfoot’s Kid’s Club to receive additional educational information and activities via their parent’s email address.

“If we don’t equip kids now with some essential principles—like staying on the trail and wearing a helmet when riding— it may be too late when they become adults,” says McCullough. “Adults’ engrained behaviors are much more difficult to change.”

Another facet of the site is the downloadable educational materials adults can use to guide discussions and lessons about responsible and safe recreation with children. These span a variety of age groups from elementary school age and up.
The site can be found at www.tlkids.org.

You can find out more about TreadLightly! HERE.