A fourteen station storywalk has been completed and deployed on the Southern New England Trunkline Trail by Boy Scout Ethan Chisholm of Troop 316 in Douglas. Ethan wanted an Eagle Scout project that combined his love of reading and appreciation of nature. Thanks to his vision, the willingness of the Department of Conservation and Recreation to host, the hard work of Troop 316, and all the donors who contributed funds, the storywalk has been completed ahead of schedule and is ready to go!
The book currently deployed is Animal Strike at the Zoo by Karma Wilson. We plan to update the storywalk monthly with new material, and it might not always be for just for kids! We hope to use these stations for all sorts of exhibits over the years: poetry walks, bird ID guides, mindfulness walks, local art…the possibilities abound! Keep an eye on our newsletters to see what is new!
Ample parking is available at 33 Railroad Ave. The first station is a short walk to the west and the walk continues for a little over 1,000 feet. Here’s a map and some construction pics:
Ethan would especially like to thank his station sponsors: GBI, Inc, Ben’s Container and Rubbish, Ripple effect Insurance, In-Gear, Morrissette and Son Electrical, the Berchem Family, House Snook, Bill and Vicki Peck, Lynn and John Beukema, Lorraine Fougére Burnat, and Denise Skowronski., and everyone who made a contribution to his project. A special thanks to the scouts and families of Troop 316 who helped construct and install the storywalk.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, formerly of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.