Record Number of Students Participated in Ice Age Trail Curriculum

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A record number of fourth graders got to learn about the Ice Age Trail in 2023. Through the Ice Age Trail Alliance‘s “Think Outside” program, these students learned about glacial activity in Wisconsin and got to hike part of the iconic trail. More than 10,000 students from 151 school districts attended the program last year, which is a record high.

The program includes some time in a classroom learning about glaciers followed by a day hike led by an Ice Age Trail Alliance representative—typically a volunteer.

“We know for some kids, this is the first time they’ve ever hiked. So, we try to make it a positive experience for them,” said Amy Lord, Outreach and Education manager for the Alliance in a story by WJJQ.

Learn more about the “Think Outside” program here.

Graphic by the Ice Age Trail Alliance.