Kids Discover the Trail! provides curriculum-based field trips to the eight sites of the Discovery Trail, and site-specific books to take home, for all Ithaca City School District (ICSD) students in grades Pre-K through 5. This program is funded by gifts from local foundations, businesses, and community members, and is supported by ICSD.
We are pleased to announce that a new website has been established to provide "how to" information for teachers, administrators and community members interested in Kids Discover the Trail! A generous grant from Triad Foundation has allowed us to collect the most successful ideas and activities related to Kids Discover the Trail! and post them to the website http://kdt.wikispaces.com/. The ideas were gathered from experienced ICSD teachers, Discovery Trail educators and KDT! administrators. We hope this wiki will serve as a "how to" manual for those new to KDT! and a repository of good ideas for more experienced educators and administrators. Please add your comments, suggestions and any relevant documents that might help us improve and share this program documents.
You can read all about this program on the Ithaca Public Education Initiative website.
You can also download the Kids Discover the Trail brochure (1.45 Mb PDF).
Watch videos of the programs on the Ithaca City School District web site.