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Walking My Neighborhood

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, students use the online resource, Walk Score® to evaluate their neighborhoods by their walk-ability. They identify the variety of destinations within walking distance and develop a personal walking plan with a month-long goal.

  • Students will identify destinations in their neighborhood that are within walking distance. 
  • Students will discuss the environmental and personal health benefits of walking. 
  • Students will create a personal walking plan for a period of a month.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Experiment
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green

Time Needed:
60-90 minutes
Materials Needed:
  • Walking My Neighborhood Handout (one copy per student) 
  • Walking My Neighborhood Classroom Presentation

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF) on behalf of Amtrak
Contact Email:
Tags for searching:
Amtrak , sustainable transportation
Located in: Health | Creativity | Science

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