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Interactive learning trail installed in Oildale

Posted at 6:17 AM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 09:17:07-04

Volunteers will install a new interactive learning trial at North Meadows Park in Oildale, Friday morning. 

The trail known as a 'Borning Learning Trail is an initiative between the United Way of Kern County, Chevron and North of the River. 

Through the 10-station bilingual circuit, children will be given the opportunity to engage in free activities while boosting language and literacy. 

"It's a course kids can go through and it tells you what activities to do and gives parents an idea of what to do with their child," said Nataly Santamaria with United Way of Kern County. 

This is the fifth trail to be installed around the county and United Way focuses on installing the courses in communities that lack educational resources. 

"We try to put them in area where we know most of the resources are needed, so, they can just walk up to the park, gather there and have their kids play," Santamaria said. 

These parks are also giving parents a chance to become their child's first teacher before they enter school. 

The North Meadows Park 'Born Learning Trail' will be installed today, but won't be opened to the public until mid-October.