TIPS Promenad comes from Sweden and was developed as a way for families and individuals to enjoy nature. It includes a combination of appreciating the outdoors, some physical activity like a scavenger hunt, and some brain work in the form of multiple choice questions.
The first of a series of Tips Promenad Saturdays will be offered at the Dennis Frandsen Park on May 12, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kriste Ericsson of Grandy, is the leader.
To participate each group will begin at the starting point, where one picks up a TIPS sheet and map that shows where all the quiz questions are.
Walk or roll to the first question, read it, and choose the best from the three answers presented there.
After marking the correct answers on the tips sheet, return to the starting point and check answers with the activity leader to see if they qualify for a modest prize for getting them right.
We R Able coordinator Valorie Arrowsmith says, “You get to train your brain at the same time as getting some fresh air and good exercise.”
There is a modest fee to participate. Pre-registration is recommended to help with organization and the development of questions.
The park is located at 1331 North Lake Drive, Braham, five miles west of Rush City on County Road 1 and then two miles west on County Road 2.
This class is made possible in part through a grant from East Central Energy Operation Round Up. For more information or registration call 320-358-1220. Future dates include June 9, July 14, and August 11.
We R Able provides programs for adults with disabilities in a four-school district area: Pine City, Rush City, North Branch, and Chisago Lakes. All programs are accessible and open to the general public.