Born LearningThe Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department and Duke Energy have partnered together to revive the Born Learning Trail. Located at the northwest corner of Hague Road and State Road 38, the trail is a series of 10 interactive signs that offer fun learning activities for young children and their families that creates quality engagement opportunities when out on a stroll.

The Born Learning Trail is a program through the United Way with trails located across the country. Noblesville’s trail, originally installed nearly 15 years ago, was in need of an update. With Duke Energy’s financial support and volunteering, the trail was revived and new signage was purchased and installed by the parks department. 

“We appreciate Duke Energy’s partnership in helping us breathe new life into the Born Learning Trail,” said Noblesville Parks Director Brandon Bennett. “We enjoy seeing families enjoying the trail and turning everyday outdoor moments into fun educational memories for younger kids.”

During the summer, Duke Energy employees volunteered their time to install and paint the interactive activities on the trail. The trail and newly installed activities are now open to the public free of charge thanks to Duke Energy’s commitment to the project.

“May is our month of focus for Duke Energy volunteering,” said Duke Energy Community Relations Manager Mark LaBarr. “Our employees enjoy working on projects like this to give back and contributing to the vibrancy of the communities we serve.”

Based on the latest early childhood research and approved by national early learning experts through United Way Worldwide, the Born Learning Trail is designed to help adults interact with children to boost language and literacy development and to help communities understand how to best support early learning through outdoor recreation.

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