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Updates and events

International Walk to School Day is October 8th

Walk to School Day is coming up quickly on October 8th! Register your events on Walkbiketoschool.org. Are you holding an event that you’d like us to highlight in our press release? Contact lisa.austin@state.mn.us to share your event.

Fall 2014 SRTS Updates

Fall 2014 is off to a busy start for the Minnesota SRTS program. Check out information about three new 2015 grant solicitations that will open in October on the grants page, check out new evaluation information on the planning and evaluation page and check out the revised resources page for webinars, resources and more.

Also, look for more info coming this fall about new statewide SRTS projects and resources! We are beginning a statewide SRTS implementation plan and a statewide resource center this fall. Details will be posted as we get started!

Minnesota Walk! Bike! Fun! curriculum Trainings & Technical Assistance

The new Minnesota Walk! Bike! Fun! Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum (PDF, 7 MB) is a two-part curriculum designed specifically for Minnesota’s schools and is structured to meet Minnesota education standards. It helps children ages five to thirteen learn traffic rules and regulations, the potential hazards to traveling, and handling skills needed to bike and walk effectively, appropriately and safely through their community.

The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota is offering free technical assistance for schools or youth organizations who want help starting a program using the Walk! Bike! Fun! curriculum to teach kids safe walking and bicycling skills. Answer a few short questions identifying your needs in the request form:
www.bikemn.org/education/request-technical-assistance

There are four communities hosting Walk! Bike! Fun! teacher trainings fall 2014 (St Paul, Cottage Grove, Winona, Rochester and Moorhead). Registration will be open soon at www.bikemn.org. The class is open to any teacher or youth worker planning to use the curriculum. 
If you would like to apply to host a training in fall 2014 or spring 2015 please fill out the application http://www.bikemn.org/education/srts-education-curriculum.