Welcome to the Alaska Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program!
Please join us in celebrating:
Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 9th
Walk to School day is a fun way to celebrate the fun of walking to school. By participating you help bring awareness to and raise the importance of walking and biking to school, for transportation, for health, for fun!!
There are many ways to participate
Register your event at http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/go.
Plan your route to walk to school. Find the safest route and ask others to go with you. Walk or bike from home, walk or bike from a designated place. Check out the Map a Route tool at WalkBiketoSchool.org
Walk in a group, there is safety in numbers. See if your school is registered or is planning an event.
The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration
Children who walk or cycle to school rather than being driven by their parents have an increased power of concentration, and the effect of this ‘exercise’ lasts all morning! This was one of the main conclusions of a comprehensive Danish project – The ‘Mass Experiment 2012’ – which set out to examine the link between diet, exercise and the power of concentration.
Walk to School Day - October 9, 2013
Here's what is happening this year.
Safe Routes to School staff will be joining Safe Kids, Providence Hospital and Fed-EX for International Walk to School Day
Reflectorsaurus and the SRTS Outreach team will be walking for international Walk to School day on October 9, 2013 at Kasuun Elementary School in Anchorage, Alaska. He is joining his friends, Safety Seal and Construction Candice from Safe Kids. He will welcome students as they finish their walk to school and receive a reflector. After the school day starts, Reflectorsaurus will join in the Walk This Way Safety Fashion Assembly.