Monday, August 29, 2011

Walking School Bus

Why develop a walking school bus?

Studies show that fewer children are walking and biking to school, and more children are at risk of becoming overweight. Changing behaviors of children and parents require creative solutions that are safe and fun.

Implementing a walking school bus can be both.

After you have visited this page and explored it's contents, please answer:  1.  What is a walking school bus?

2.  What do you think a bicycle train is?

3.  How might either of these help you to develop active transportation plans for your students?

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Green Drinks

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Green Drinks Reading
Join us for Green Drinks Reading!

Every third Wednesday at ViVA Bistro & Tapas Lounge


WalkBikeBerks will be speaking about Safe Routes To School (SRTS) and International Walk To School Day taking place on October 5th. SRTS promotes children walking and biking safely to and from school. October 5th, Walk To School Day is an international recognized day that promotes and encourages children to walk and bicycle to school on a regular basis. Since childhood obesity is a national epidemic, SRTS focuses on the health benefits as well as not only being good for the environment. The hope is that children will continue walking and biking throughout their lives. We will also discuss: How your school can participate in SRTS as well as WalkBikeBerks assisting schools and parents in this endeavor. We will give examples of Berks County schools that have SRTS programs and events. We will be including the five E’s of SRTS : Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Engineering, and Evaluation. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Safety Day at Chic-Fil-A

Safety Day
August 20
11 AM - 2 PM
Join us at
Chick-fil-A Exeter for this fun and important back-to-school event! We will join the police and fire departments, who will all offer fun activities and useful information. Plus, enter to win one of four bike helmets! Don't miss it!