Wander with Wox – Hike it Child

During the last two years, we’ve had the pleasure of rolling out our Wander Walks programming to over 45 areas throughout North America.

Our Wander Walks initiative focuses on partaking younger households in exercise based mostly signage that helps early childhood improvement and nature based mostly play. For instance, a household is perhaps strolling by way of a neighborhood greenspace they usually see a Wander Walks signal which inspires them to discover just a little additional, spend just a little extra time exterior, and in the end it helps them have a constructive and memorable expertise collectively. Every signal is guided by Wox the Wander Stroll fox and shares motion based mostly actions, tales about native species and indigenous folks, and alternatives to observe mindfulness, in addition to enjoyable nature details that Wox tells us all through the Wander Stroll. Indicators are bilingual (English and Spanish) and embrace diversifications for these with altered skills. 

Due to companions like Merrell, L.L.Bean, Sunday Afternoons, Turtle Fur, Joules and Burley, we had been in a position to set up indicators in quite a lot of areas as each semi-permanent signage in partnership with native parks and recreation departments, and as occasion kits despatched to our Department Ambassadors, and neighborhood companions to allow them to pack them up and transfer them from place to put to assist get their branches energetic on the path. Every equipment is made up of 10 indicators, that are chosen from our library of particular person indicators, providing the chance to select the very best indicators for his or her location.


We’ve actually loved seeing the place our neighborhood has been in a position to Wander with Wox! Right here’s a few of what folks love about our Wander Stroll indicators.


Hikers can work together with the indicators as a bunch collaborating on a hike collectively, or on their very own.

We partnered with the Level au Roche State Park Nature Heart and put the indicators alongside one in every of their quick trails (a few quarter mile). We had a number of group Wander Walks, however these staying away from others resulting from Covid considerations particularly loved that they might do the Wander Stroll on their very own at any time.  – Valerie Gregory, Hike it Child Adirondack Coast NY Department Ambassador


The indicators can be utilized in a small space, and doesn’t should be a mountain climbing path! They assist youngsters interact with nature the place ever that nature could also be:

Wander Walks had been a good way to get our college students out of the classroom and outdoors. Our program doesn’t have nice entry to the outside, nevertheless we had been in a position to facilitate an academic alternative for our college students proper on faculty grounds with the assistance of the Wander Walks program. – Sam Giffin, Program Director for twenty first Century Grant in Marysville, WA


Wander Walks create a novel, interactive alternative to go from merely shifting alongside a path to truly sensing what is going on round you

This Wander Stroll was interactive for our household, and helped level out issues that you just may not have seen.  For instance, it made us extra conscious of bug life.  We additionally went on the Ice Age Path, and we really seemed round at what was round us reasonably than simply walked after noticing a few of what the indicators identified.  It was an important outing with my grandkids. – Sue H, Eagle,  WI

To be taught extra about Wander Walks, attain out to us the place you may get a set of your individual, or companion with us to develop our subsequent customized Wander Stroll signal!