Wander with Wox – Hike it Child

Over the past two years, we’ve had the pleasure of rolling out our Wander Walks programming to over 45 areas throughout North America.

Our Wander Walks initiative focuses on partaking younger households in exercise primarily based signage that helps early childhood improvement and nature primarily based play. For instance, a household is likely to be strolling by way of an area greenspace and so they see a Wander Walks signal which inspires them to discover somewhat additional, spend somewhat extra time outdoors, and in the end it helps them have a constructive and memorable expertise collectively. Every signal is guided by Wox the Wander Stroll fox and shares motion primarily based actions, tales about native species and indigenous folks, and alternatives to apply mindfulness, in addition to enjoyable nature information that Wox tells us all through the Wander Stroll. Indicators are bilingual (English and Spanish) and embody diversifications for these with altered skills. 

Due to companions like Merrell, L.L.Bean, Sunday Afternoons, Turtle Fur, Joules and Burley, we had been capable of set up indicators in a wide range of areas as each semi-permanent signage in partnership with native parks and recreation departments, and as occasion kits despatched to our Department Ambassadors, and neighborhood companions to allow them to pack them up and transfer them from place to position to assist get their branches energetic on the path. Every package is made up of 10 indicators, that are chosen from our library of particular person indicators, providing the chance to choose the very best indicators for his or her location.


We’ve actually loved seeing the place our neighborhood has been capable of Wander with Wox! Right here’s a few of what folks love about our Wander Stroll indicators.


Hikers can work together with the indicators as a bunch taking part on a hike collectively, or on their very own.

We partnered with the Level au Roche State Park Nature Heart and put the indicators alongside one in every of their quick trails (a couple of quarter mile). We had a number of group Wander Walks, however these staying away from others because of Covid issues particularly loved that they may do the Wander Stroll on their very own at any time.  – Valerie Gregory, Hike it Child Adirondack Coast NY Department Ambassador


The indicators can be utilized in a small space, and doesn’t must be a mountain climbing path! They assist youngsters interact with nature the place ever that nature could also be:

Wander Walks had been a good way to get our college students out of the classroom and outdoors. Our program doesn’t have nice entry to the outside, nonetheless we had been capable of facilitate an academic alternative for our college students proper on faculty grounds with the assistance of the Wander Walks program. – Sam Giffin, Program Director for twenty first Century Grant in Marysville, WA


Wander Walks create a novel, interactive alternative to go from merely transferring alongside a path to really sensing what is going on round you

This Wander Stroll was interactive for our household, and helped level out issues that you just may not have seen.  For instance, it made us extra conscious of bug life.  We additionally went on the Ice Age Path, and we really seemed round at what was round us reasonably than simply walked after noticing a few of what the indicators identified.  It was an excellent outing with my grandkids. – Sue H, Eagle,  WI

To be taught extra about Wander Walks, attain out to us the place you will get a set of your personal, or companion with us to develop our subsequent customized Wander Stroll signal!