Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Child's Walk

Want a sure fire way to get your students to ignite with the Appalachia Trail?  How about meeting and talking to a boy who thru-hiked the AT in 2010 when he was 7-8 years old?
My husband and I recently completed our AT section hike.   And earlier this year, prior to that last section, I read “A Child’s Walk in the Wilderness:  An 8-year-old Boy and His Father Take on the Appalachian Trail” by Paul Molyneaux.  It is a great read that I highly recommend for you and your students.  We attended the Trail’s End Festival in Millinocket, Maine.  I was excited to learn the boy and his father were scheduled to speak.  Their presentation was the highlight of the festival for me.

They mentioned they would like to share their story with school groups.  I spoke with Paul Molneaux afterwards and explained a little about TTEC.  Bottom line, they are willing to share their story and answer your students’ questions.  Ideally, they travel (you would have to pay their travel expenses) to your school and do it in person.  But, with budget constraints for some of you, that may not be possible.  How about Skype?  I am sure they would welcome this opportunity.

So, Paul Molyneaux can be reached via email: moly213@gmail.com
Phone: Tel: 1-207-263-9396  
Check out the Barbarian Utopia* Facebook page, too.  (*from a quote by Benton MacKaye).  And, finally, here is a link to a you tube video prior to a book signing in Arizona:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6vFlcJBvYM

Please contact me if you have any questions.  And if you do Skype with Paul and Asher, put it on TTEC bog so we can all hear about it!

So, there you have it, a spark to get your students all fired up about the AT!

Respectfully submitted by Sharon Van Horn, TTEC Advisory Council, sevh@email.dnet.net


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