Safe Routes Philly is a BCGP program which promotes biking and walking as fun, healthy forms of transportation in Philadelphia Elementary Schools. Teaching students how to safely walk and bike to school improves students' health and can relieve burdens on school district resources. With the Philadelphia School District considering cutting funding for bus and SEPTA student transportation, these lessons are all the more valuable.
This week a parent group is hosting a presentation and panel discussion at Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philly. The speakers are Jacqueline Edelberg and Susan Kurland, educators and authors of the acclaimed book How To Walk To School. The event is free and open to the public.
What: Authors presentation by Jacqueline Edelberg and Susan Kurland. Panel discussion, book sale and signing, and garden reception with refreshments.
Where: Henry C. Lea Elementary School. 4700 Locust St, Philadelphia PA 19139.
When: Thursday, May 5, 2011 @ 5:45 pm
Cost: free and open to public
The flyer for the event is available here.