Tiny Trekkers provides free, guided nature hikes in area parks for children and their parents. The goal of the project is to provide stay-at -home parents a way to introduce their children to the wonders of our local ecology in a safe, kid-friendly environment.
Tiny Trekker volunteers enjoy the opportunity to plant the seeds of a lifelong interest in nature in the minds of children while also demonstrating to the parents the methods of teaching children about the world around them.
The hikes occur at parks around the DFW area including but not limited to Galatyn Park in Richardson. All hikes occur on Friday mornings. Volunteers lead hikes, collect educational materials, advertise for the hikes, and provide expertise on area parks. Come join the fun!
Activities in 2017:
- Led 12 walks in local parks and nature areas for children ages birth – 5 and their parents and/or grandparents
- Provided education to parents and an introduction to children about natural areas in the Dallas area and topics that included birds, seasonal changes, and textures in nature; mailed information monthly to 92 families
- 222 Volunteer Hours
Please see this document which explains how families become engaged in Tiny Trekkers: How to Register as a Trekker Family
This is a sample invitation which we send to parents and organizations about joining Tiny Trekkers: Sample Invitation.
A Tiny Trekkers Book List is attached: Tiny Trekkers Book List