PlayTrails Activity Guides

Play Trails is a revolutionary phenomenon that infuses play along linear trail systems to attract more children and families to pathway networks. "Play Pockets" are themed with flora inspired elements such a leaves, trees, mushrooms, and flowers or fauna "critters" like dragonflies, frogs, turtles, spiders, bees, birds, and ants.  Children and adults enjoy learning, engaging with nature, and playing along the way.

Fun, interactive signage and the Play Trails activity books help increase environmental literacy, reconnect children to nature, and encourage creativity, imagination, and physical activity.  Created by leading experts in environmental programming from The Acorn Group, the activities found within the booklets can be used on your journey, or can be used as supplemental activities prior to or after your experience. They are full of rich information and ideas to inspire children to learn about the wonders of nature, while developing a strong sense of environmental stewardships.

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Animal Habitats Activity Guide
Animal Habitats: There's No Place Like Home

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Ants Activity Guide
Ants: Cooperative Colonies

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Bees Activity Guide
Bees: Fantastic Farmers

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Birds Activity Guide
Birds: Engineers by Instinct

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Bugs Activity Guide
Bugs: Small but Mighty

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Butterflies Activity Guide
Butterflies: The Magic of Metamorphosis

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Forest Floor Activity Guide
The Forest Floor: A Living Layer

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Trees Activity Guide
Forests: Nature's Air Filter

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Leaves Activity Guide
Leaves: Hidden Colors

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Pond Life Activity Guide
Pond Life: A Busy Ecosystem

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Rocks Activity Guide
Rocks: Earth's Crust

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Spiders Activity Guide
Spiders: Silk Spinners

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