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Walk alone or with your family in your neighborhood. 

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Take advantage of these free evenings and longer days, grab your bike or a Bublr Bike and take a relaxing exploration.

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Visit A Wealth of Nature's webpage to find and explore new parks in the region.

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Grab a canoe or kayak and explore the Milwaukee Urban Water Trail.

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Find 10 murals using the Milwaukee Mural Map and soak up the stories of what the murals showcase.

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Earth Day is April 22. Grab a bag, go for a walk, and show the Earth some love by collecting and disposing of debris.

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Walk alone or with your family in your neighborhood (better yet: an unfamiliar one or a green space). 

Read a book about walking, gathering, or urban planning and write a short review for us.

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We’ll be discussing Priya Parker’s The Art of Gathering in May.  Stay tuned for details about our virtual book club!

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Walk or run a route that creates a picture or spells out a word!

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Share a collage with us of your top 10 places in Milwaukee and why you chose them.

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Watch a film about community organizing or urban planning and write a short review for us--or host a Facebook Watch Party and invite us.

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Walk to a favorite restaurant or business--and share a selfie in front of it and a story of why the community should support it--even if it remains temporarily shuttered for our collective safety.

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Create a scavenger hunt for your block or neighborhood and invite others to play--while safely socially distancing.

Treasure hunt by geocaching around Milwaukee.

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Find buildings, businesses, parks, etc., whose names start with the letters in “MILWAUKEE” or“JANE JACOBS.”

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Walk like a 1960s Parisian Situtationist and take a dérive, or a walk to discover the “ambiance of place,” the ways a particular place makes you feel or think.

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Channel your inner artist and make some sidewalk chalk art or hopscotch or leave inspiring messages to unexpectedly brighten someone’s day.

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Share a photo of your favorite empty building or one you see frequently--and describe your ideas for what it could become.

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Launch Google Earth, invite friends from other cities (or parts of your city) to a virtual meeting space, and explore together.

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Bonus 20 (or more)!  Download A Walking Curriculum: Evoking Wonder & a Developing Sense of Place, try some walks out, and share your favorites.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!

SHARE YOUR STORIES AND PHOTOS!

When you take part in Jane’s Walk, you are part of an international movement.  Share your experiences and photos on social media and, if you would, fill out this simple form sharing where you walked and photos so we can map this unusual and extraordinary way to see the community and help us all cope with our new (and hopefully temporary) normal.  We can’t wait to see your adventures!

IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE

And no matter which adventures you choose, please only do them alone or with a loved one in uncrowded areas.  And because this a rapidly developing situation, please pay attention to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommendations and mandating, especially regarding self-quarantining.

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