New StoryWalk trail dedication set for May 11 at LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden

Richard Bogren  |  4/23/2019 8:22:47 PM

(04/23/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will hold a grand opening for StoryWalk on May 11 at 10 a.m.

StoryWalk is a new feature at Burden designed for families to enjoy together by reading a children’s story while walking through the woods.

StoryWalk is intended to encourage childhood literacy by providing pages of books on signposts along a wooded trail, said Becky White, a volunteer at Burden who retired from the LSU AgCenter as a family development specialist.

“The meandering trail will have pages of a storybook on individual signposts,” White said. “The books will be changed out four times a year.”

With financial support from the Junior League of Baton Rouge and in-kind support from Vivid Ink, the project will encourage both learning and outdoor recreation, she said.

The grand opening celebration will include a book reading of “Please Please the Bees” and craft activities and snacks for children ages 3 to 8.

The event is open to the public at no charge.

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