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Gannon Education, English Departments Deliver Outdoor Reading Experience

Published: 05/07/2021

StoryWalk on AJ's Way.

StoryWalk on AJ's Way.

Gannon University’s School of Education and English department is offering a unique outdoor reading experience for the Gannon community and family members through a StoryWalk® along AJ’s Way now through May 9.

As part of this, laminated pages of the timeless book, Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss, are attached to wooden stakes that line AJ’s Way. Families can stroll the walkway and enjoy reading each page or scan a QR code to hear the story read by members in the education and English departments, as well as Gannon President Keith Taylor, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President of Student Experience Walter Iwanenko, Ph.D., and Dean of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences Lory Lindley, Ph.D.

As a fun surprise, some of the pages also contain iconic sights or landmarks of Gannon’s campus and an appearance by the Knight mascot.

“This has been a challenging year to say the least,” said Nancy Morris '03, '12M, assistant professor in Gannon's education program. “We would love to end the year with a positive message and a memorable experience for our students, faculty, staff and family. We thought a storywalk would be the perfect socially distanced experience to achieve this goal.”

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt. and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ferguson. StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Ruissia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea.

To learn more about StoryWalk®, visit https://www.kellogghubbard.org/storywalk