On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll meet an 11 year old girl and her mother who made a huge change in our city. When Anna Boltz was a toddler, her mother Leah realized that the city’s playgrounds, although meeting the law, were not truly accessible to a child like her who uses a wheelchair. Nine years later, Anchorage has a dozen inclusive playgrounds, with facilities that invite and engage people of every ability. We’ll also hear about summer activities being hosted by the Anchorage Museum and about training to race in the Boston Marathon in a wheelchair.
HOST: Charles Wohlforth
- Segment 1: “Inclusive playgrounds in Anchorage”. Leah Boltz and Anna Boltz (age 11), playground activists; Beth Nordlund, executive director, Anchorage Parks Foundation.
- Segment 2: “Training for the Boston Marathon”. Ira Edward, from a Trail Tales event.
- Segment 3: “Outdoor activities planned by the museum”. Adam Baldwin, Director of Community Partnerships and Outreach, Anchorage Museum.
- Anchorage Park Foundation’s inclusive playgrounds
- Parks for All provides grants to non-profit organizations focused on building, maintaining, restoring, or providing better access to parks.
- Boundless Playgrounds
- Alaska Trails, hosts of the Trail Tales events
- Anchorage Museum events page
BROADCAST: Thursday, July 19th, 2018. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, July 19th, 2018. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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