SAVE THE DATE!
August 11, 2021 4:00pm–8:00pm at Grecian Heights Park, Pendleton, Oregon
Pendleton Public Library and Nutritious Movement are teaming up to bringing you dynamic book event Wednesday, August 11, 2021; 4:00-8:00pm.
Katy Bowman’s Grow Wild: The Whole Child, Whole Family, Nature-Rich Guide to Moving More is over 400 pages—and one mile—long. She is bringing her new book to life in the form of a one-day, dynamic celebration: the first ever “book walk” designed for adults and kids alike.
Grow Wild will be spread out over the beautiful Grecian Heights park in Pendleton, Oregon. You (and your crew) can enjoy up to a mile-long walk as you take in the entire book laid out in signs along a path.
This event is free; anyone can drop in to walk between 4:00pm and 7:00PM. Katy will also be doing an outdoor talk and QnA in the park, 7:00pm–8:00pm.
HOW DOES A BOOK WALK WORK?
The pages of the book are posted on numbered signs spaced every 20 feet, so as you stroll you can browse the photos and text. There are 200 signs, which makes this book walk almost a full mile. It’s likely some will want to spend more time at each sign and some will want to move along faster; you are encouraged to communicate with each other about passing by and how long you’ll be looking at a sign—there’s plenty of space for everyone to adjust their positioning so they can keep six feet apart!
WHAT IS THE PATH LIKE?
The route will be about a mile long along a flat and paved walking path. If walking on pavement isn’t your thing don’t worry because there is plenty of grass to walk on instead!
The signs are about hip height so expect to use forward bends, squats, and leans to dig deep into the pages that spark your interest.
DO I HAVE TO WALK THE ENTIRE MILE?
The book walk path is all contained within Grecian Heights Park, so you are welcome to do the entire walk in one go our do it in smaller bits with breaks in between.
IS THERE SEATING ALONG THE WAY?
There are benches and tables scattered around the park so feel free to have a seat and rest when you need to.
This event does not require registration but if you want to reserve a book use this link and we’ll have a signed copy ready for you at the event. Use the "notes" at checkout to let Katy know who to make it out to!
This event is entirely outside and physically distanced. Masks must be worn in when physical distancing is difficult.
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