Walk the Pathways 

*Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department is hosting an alternate format for Walk to School in October 2020.

October 11 through October 24, 2020 - Walk the Pathways 

Walk The Pathways, (formerly Walk To School) is a friendly, socially-distanced competition between participating elementary schools to encourage outdoor activity and promote pedestrian safety through experience and games.

The competition will occur during two weeks in October: Sunday, October 11 through Saturday, October 24, 2020. All participating schools will receive a prize. The school with the most pledges will win a trophy and special prize!

How to participate:

  1. Choose a park or pathway near your home or school to visit between October 11-October 24. 
  2. Show school spirit! Sport your school colors on your walk.
  3. Submit an online pledge declaring you walked the pathways. One entry per student.

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The online pledge is the only requirement for the event. The resources below are optional.

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Use the new Interactive Pathways Map to find a park near you!

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 Games to Level Up your Walk

  • Chalk the Walk – Use sidewalk chalk to decorate the pathways with school pride, positive messages and tips for pedestrian safety. If you need chalk, a limited number of chalk kits are available at your school for pickup. 
  • Rock the Walk – Paint rocks to leave along pathways. Happy messages, safety tips and school spirit are encouraged. 
  • Take a Nature Selfie – Take a selfie or footie (a picture of your feet) with a favorite tree, flower or other natural discovery. Use a hashtag to share online such as #yourschoolWALKS ex: #RideWALKS, #DeretchinWALKS, #PowellWALKS
  • Discover tree, plant, insect and wildlife species on your journey using the iNaturalist app here. Share your discovery by chalking the name of the species on the pathway.
  • Start a Litter Scavenger Hunt – Help keep our community looking clean and green by picking up litter. 

Safety First

Before setting off on the pathways, consider refreshing your knowledge of pedestrian and bicycling safety.  For more information and guidelines for pathway safety, please visit our Parks and Pathway webpage. For videos and printable resources from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, click on the Tips & Videos button below.Walk the Pathways Tips  Videos Button Opens in new window