Currently in its 12th year, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, 2 teams of professional outdoor educators, have reached over 10 million people in 48 states with Leave No Trace education and training.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Southern Comfort

 Ahhh  Georgia in the spring time. Sun shining, warm days, and 100% humidity in the air. We can see why big hair is in, in the south! After our program in Atlanta, we headed further south in Georgia to the town of Statesboro to Georgia Southern University. We tabled on Campus, and were immersed into a melting pot of culture at Georgia Southern. We were set up in front of the Student Union building talking to students on campus about Leave No Trace, between a Mennonite choir group and two fraternity houses having a BBQ cookout fundraiser. Afterwards we headed over to the Southern Adventures Center to do an Awareness workshop. Southern Adventures is an awesome program on campus that facilitates experiential education, and leads students on various climbing trips in sweet spots around the country. The awareness workshop was a huge success. 25 students and staff of Southern Adventures attended, from climbing guides to program participants, definitely like minded folks were engaged in the program.    We had lots of great conversation about stewardship and ethics, and great personal experiences & stories from participants. After the workshop Topher and I got to climb and hang out with some of the students and crew in their amazing indoor climbing gym.  WE HAD A BLAST!  After the program we were blessed to hang out with Topher's Aunt & Uncle on Lake Oconee, getting loving southern treatment! As we leave  Lake Oconee today, we want to give a shout out to Dustin and the whole Southern Adventures crew, and the wonderful Littletons who made us feel right at home in the deep south!

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