Thirty-two hours after leaving Arkansas, we found ourselves in Acadia National Park, on Mount Desert Island in Maine. Our two day trainer course was held at Schoodic Education & Research Center as well as Schoodic Beach, just a few minutes outside the park. On the course we had a diverse group of participants, park staff, Friends of Acadia staff, a hiking guide, a sea kayaking guide, and a teacher from College of the Atlantic. The entire group was well versed in the outdoors & recreation, which offered great discussions and stories during our 2 days together. We saw a great mix of teaching styles and activities, and enjoyed a beautiful hike up Schoodic Mountain.
Charlie Jacobi, the course host, is no stranger to Leave No Trace, this is his 10th year hosting a Trainers Training Course at Acadia. It was a true pleasure to work with an individual with so much knowledge and passion for Leave No Trace. Thank you Charlie for your dedication in training other staff members in Leave No Trace, and your continued support towards the Traveling Trainers.
We wish the 10 new Leave No Trace Trainers the best of luck, for everything you do to preserve the beauty of Maine!
Alexis & Topher