For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Ventetuolo
Reno, Nev. Sept. 12, 2018. Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space, in partnership with the Washoe County Library System and the Washoe County School District, is offering their second Story Stroll to promote reading, engage elementary students, highlight our local parks, and engage our community – but this time, the students are writing the story.
The Roy Gomm Elementary School fourth grade class led by Jason Ventetuolo, has worked together to author an original story that will be featured in the Fall Story Stroll. The Fall Story Stroll will take place along the .7 mile loop Nature Trail, encircling the pond at Davis Creek Regional Park.
Local artist Sarah Grant lent her talents to the project by creating all of the illustrations for the book about how animals get ready for winter. Pages will be mounted along the trail for participants to read as they stroll around the pond. Ranger-led strolls will begin Sept. 22 and every Saturday until October 6, led by Park Ranger Nick Steuer. The stroll will conclude with an interactive activity given by Library representatives.
WHAT: Fall Story Stroll at Davis Creek featuring an original story created by WCSD fourth-graders.
WHEN: Ranger-led strolls at 11:00am on Saturdays, September 22, September 29 and October 6. Self-led strolls September 22 through October 6, during park hours.
WHERE: Davis Creek Regional Park at 25 Davis Creek Rd., Washoe Valley, NV (beginning of Nature Trail).
DETAILS: Free and open to the community.
Fall Story Stroll Schedule:
- September 22 – October 6: Self-led strolls during park hours
- September 22 – Ranger-led stroll at 11:00am with Library activities
- September 29 – Ranger-led stroll at 11:00am with Library activities
- October 6 – Ranger-led stroll at 11:00am with Library activities
“With the success of our first Story Stroll, we are so excited to take the Fall Story Stroll to the next level by engaging WCSD students to actually author the story. The Story Stroll was designed for kids and families and what better way to inspire them than to feature a story by kids, for kids” says Nick Steuer, Park Ranger and creator of the Story Stroll.
Davis Creek Regional Park is located at 25 Davis Creek Rd., Washoe Valley, NV. For more information, call 775-849-0684 or visit www.washoecountyparks.com
For a look at the first Story Stroll, click here for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qcO7q0YYrk
This park is managed by Washoe County, through its Community Services Department. The Department strives to provide exceptional parks, open space and recreational opportunities while preserving our natural, historical and cultural resources.