We left the west behind last week, and we've been saturating ourselves in all that is great about the midwestern states of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The state highways take you past wonderful small towns full of farmland, silos, sweet corn, dairy cows, nice folks, and lots of picturesque bodies of water surrounded by lush vegetation. First, we visited St. Mary's University near the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Winona, MN. We set up a booth during the student activities fair, then we worked with Davey Warner, the university's outdoor recreation coordinator, and some student trip leaders to help kick off their trainer course. That evening we took advantage of the beautiful woods behind the school for some great hiking and camping right on campus.
Next we met with David Cantrell and Cub Scout pack #438, the Rockers, for a Scout Expo in downtown Wausau, WI. The area scouts got together to set up booths, demonstrate scouting skills, and celebrate scouting. We were happy to be a part of their big day and held three demos at our booth using PEAK games and activities out of our "101 Ways to teach Leave No Trace" book.
THE SUBARU/LEAVE NO TRACE TRAVELING TRAINER PROGRAM
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.