Photographs by the author.
The Bicycle Alliance of Washington, in collaboration with Feet First, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is delivering a two year, grant-supported safe bicycling and walking education program to middle school students across the state. “It provides bicycle and pedestrian safety education to students in Grades 5-8 in approximately 25 school districts across the state.” http://www.saferouteswa.org/schools/safety-education/title-page
At the Safe Routes to School National Conference in Minneapolis Seth Schromen-Wawrin (Bicycle Alliance of Washington), Jen Cole (Feet First) and Charlotte Claybrook (the Washington State DOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator) presented on the statewide program. The presentation was on Thursday morning August 18, 2011 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The presentation was fun and informative and the presenters did an excellent job engaging the audience.
|Charlotte Claybrooke and Seth Schromen-Wawrin address the audience.|
Jen Cole launching into her presentation on "Eyeballs" the interactive classroom game played with ping pong balls. http://www.saferouteswa.org/schools/safety-education/curriculum/Lesson%203%20-%20OSPI_Final_XIII_Full.pdf
|And more "Eyeballs."|
Jen Cole introduces the game "Captain Barclay" to the audience. http://www.saferouteswa.org/schools/safety-education/curriculum/Lesson%202%20-%20OSPI_Final_XIII_Full.pdf
|Audience members play "Captain Barclay."|
|It's getting more serious...|
|Participants on the edge of their seats.|
|The charade round of "Captain Barclay."|
|Playing Captain Barclay con gusto.|