I am really thrilled to announce that I was awarded a 2017 fellowship to the America Walks College. I found out on April 10th. The official press release was announced on April 20th. This website and my volunteering in publicity with the Oregon Trails State Volkssport Association and being a member of the publicity committee with the American Volkssport Association helped with the application process.
I am hoping to learn the necessary skills to become a lifelong walking advocate. The course is 4 months long. I will be studying online modules, and meeting through webinars, weekly with a small group and a mentor to discuss the assignments. In September I will be attending the Walking Summit in St Paul Minnesota. In October I will have to submit a Walking Action Plan which will be a walking related project that I will put together.
If anyone is interested in becoming a walking advocate and wants to become part of the Walkability movement consider applying for the 2018 Fellowship.
I have been very impressed so far with the program and I look forward to my graduation!
I am an avid walker and hiker. My favorite is a long hike. I also enjoy taking off and going on a meandering walk for a few hours. I've hiked rim to rim in the Grand Canyon and I did 3 Burning Boot Walks on Vancouver Island.