Working as an author, educator, coach, consultant, and trainer, I have to take a moment to share some helpful tips for finding resources when you travel.  I have designed my own educational program for my “Road Scholars” that combines our outdoor classroom experiences and application of real life skills.  Life is about helping, growing, learning, progressing, solving problems, and finding creative solutions.  I am so thankful to be able to have my children travel with my husband and I as we research and design educational content and materials to help families. 

I have a passion for teaching, especially Language Arts, Art, Project Based, and Thematic Learning.  I also enjoy sharing useful information we’ve learned the hard way about thriving, not just surviving with Type 1 Diabetes.  My next book:  Can’t Dia.beat.us will be coming out in November, look for it on Amazon!

When we travel, we use these tips for amazing resources FREE or very inexpensive learning in the Great Outdoor Classroom:
Stop at visitors centers in each state or find the local Chamber of Commerce.
Collect free maps and the visitors guide.
Get three fliers or brochures per student to collage a page in an alphabetical state notebook.
Make field trips of National Parks, State Parks, and National Monuments.  They have so much material to read, free or inexpensive rates, and children’s materials.  (Ask for Jr. Ranger Programs or Homeschool materials.)
Have recess breaks at local parks.
Research state information at the local library.
Find the local farmer’s market, grocery stores, fish markets, etc. and cook healthy fresh meals.
Keep backpacks with markers, notebooks, pencils, and books in the car for road work, observations, and to research your destinations.
Enjoy learning in the Great Outdoor Classroom!  What else do you do?  Write down your ideas in the comments below.
Thank you and I look forward to connecting with you!
Trina Gunzel
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