Passport codes are swapped out weekly throughout the duration of the program so children can return to the same site multiple times to fill out a new code. As children fill out the passport they work towards earning small incentives and if they complete the entire passport and return it to the program they are entered to win a final grand prize.
Elisha’s passport challenge was quite ambitious. She distributed 980 passports to families in Guilford Central School, Vernon Elementary School, Townshend Elementary School, and Newbrook Elementary School as well as the Boys and Girls Club in Brattleboro and a handful of homeschooling groups. Elisha also leveraged local business support by sourcing gift certificates from retail outlets as prizes for filling out program evaluation surveys. Windham County families were pleased with how well the challenge worked to motivate their families to get outside.