VU to host Story Walk on Wabash for elementary school students

VU to host Story Walk on Wabash for elementary school students

Book cover of "Mossy" featuring Mossy the turtle who has flowers and greenery growing on her shell

April 20, 2023

Media Advisory

WHAT: The Vincennes University Education Department and VU Education majors are hosting a Story Walk for elementary school students and their families at Kimmell Park. 

A Story Walk is an illustrated children’s book displayed page by page along a walking route, and students go from sign to sign reading the story. Along the trail, there are multiple activities for students to enjoy. 

VU’s Story Walk is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Elementary school students will have the opportunity to interact with the story of “Mossy” written by Jan Brett and enjoy reading, activities, theater, and snacks along the banks of the Wabash River. VU Education majors have created stations including craft activities, movement activities, games, and photo booths. At the conclusion of the Story Walk trail, students can visit with VU Conservation Law majors and check out a display of wildlife native to the area. VU Theatre students dressed in costumes will also engage with children and their families. VU Culinary students have baked cookies for the event.

There will be prize drawings, including an autographed book by Jan Brett. First-grade and second-grade students enrolled at Tecumseh-Harrison Elementary School and Riley Elementary School will receive a free book to promote reading at home.

A Story Walk combines three critical elements for family health: early literacy learning, family engagement outdoors, and physical activity.

WHEN: 3:30-6:30 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

WHERE: Vincennes University

Kimmell Park

2014 Oliphant Dr.

Vincennes, IN 47591

NOTE: To schedule media interviews with Education Professor Lisa Miller and VU Education majors, contact Director of Public Relations, News and Social Media Marcia Martinez at 812-888-4164 or