Keep Hammond Beautiful and Partners Install “Born Learning Trail”
Hammond, La. – Keep Hammond Beautiful, in partnership with the City of Hammond, Amerigroup Real Solutions, and the United Way of Southeast Louisiana, used a $20,000 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant to install a “Born Learning Trail” through Jackson Park, a municipal park located in one of Hammond’s poorest neighborhoods.
Part of a national initiative, Born Learning Trails encourage parents, grandparents, other caregivers, and communities “to explore ways to turn everyday moments,” such as a visit to a park, “into fun learning opportunities”—reminding them that “everyday life is a learning experience for children.”
The Jackson Park Born Learning Trail features nine outdoor learning activities challenging children—and their caregivers—to 1) create, imagine, and pretend; 2) describe, compare, and learn; 3) jump, clap, skip, and move; 4) listen, touch, and think; 5) look, learn, and laugh; 6) see, say, point, and read; 7) talk and sing; 8) toss, hop, shake, and wiggle; and 9) watch, stop, and play.