California Hikes with Kids by Wendy Gorton including Scavenger Hunt!
Explore the outdoors as a family!
Join us for a fun local scavenger hunt and a family friendly introduction on how to explore the outdoors! Whether you are regular hikers or eager new adventures, this is the book for you.
Personal Note from Maureen:
Don't let the title fool you, everyone can use this book. The Palacios family used Wendy's Oregon and Washington edition for our family's summer vacation and the "kids" are 24 and 25 years old!
If you can't make it to the event but would like a copy signed and personalized, please feel free to contact us before the event or order online below.
About the book: Highlighting the most kid-friendly trails in the Golden State, this guide offers all the basics--maps, length of hike, things to see along the trail--plus fun extras that will foster a curiosity about the region's flora, fauna, and geology.
California kids live in a magnificent natural playground, and 50 Hikes with Kids California helps them explore its beaches, deserts, mountains, and forests. Scavenger hunts for every hike make it fun for families to learn about the region's geology, flora, and fauna. For successful adventures with even the youngest trekkers, award-winning author Wendy Gorton includes a detailed map, trustworthy and intuitive directions, a difficulty rating, restroom info, and places to grab a snack nearby for every trip.
About the author: Wendy Gorton holds a master's degree in learning technologies and is a former classroom teacher. She has 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 train other educators to do the same.
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