Award-winning author and educator Wendy Gorton is back with a brand-new guide to hiking with kids—this time in California! Family-friendly, fun, and trustworthy, 50 Hikes with Kids: California is handcrafted for parents and caregivers who want to spark a love of nature in childhood and beyond. The guide highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in California and each entry includes the essential details: easy-to-read directions, a detailed map, trail-side activities, bathroom access, and where to grab a bite to eat nearby. Not just another guide book, 50 Hikes with Kids will help nurture a life-long appreciation and reverence for the natural world.
Tech on the Trail - come join author Wendy Gorton to learn how tech can enhance your family’s experience outdoors. From using Google Maps and Streetview for planning, iNaturalist and other plant ID apps to help nurture your budding scientist, creative digital photography tips, treasure hunting with Geocaching, and using AllTrails and trip reports to build writing and rating skills into the adventure, it can be great to turn off tech on the trail but just as fun to turn it on! Bring your phone and the whole family!
Wendy Gorton holds a master’s degree in learning technologies and is a former classroom teacher. She has worked as a National Geographic Fellow in Australia researching Tasmanian devils; a PolarTREC teacher researcher in archaeology in Alaska; an Earthwatch teacher fellow in the Bahamas and New Orleans; and a GoNorth! teacher explorer studying climate change via dogsled in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Today, she is a global education consultant who has traveled to more than fifty countries to design programs, build communities, and train other educators to do the same. Wendy is the author of 50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Washington, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award.
A Love of Nature Starts Here!
California kids live in a magnificent natural playground, and 50 Hikes with Kids California helps them explore its beaches, deserts, mountains, and forests. Scavenger hunts for every hike make it fun for families to learn about the region’s geology, flora, and fauna.