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, November 5, 2008

"A Climate for Change"

We just left sunny San Diego where we were excited to be a part of the 2008 AORE Conference. The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education is one of our non-profit partners and aims to provide opportunities for professionals and students in the field of outdoor recreation and education to exchange information, promote the preservation and conservation of the natural environment, and address issues common to college, university, community, military, and other not-for-profit outdoor recreation and education programs.

The theme for this year's conference was 'A Climate for Change', which highlighted AORE's awareness and action towards environmental sustainability. During the conference we talked with hundreds of students and professionals about ways that Leave No Trace can easily be incorporated into any outdoor program. It was great to reconnect with many old friend that we have worked with during our time as Traveling Trainers and to meet new friends that we hope to see for the 2009 Traveling Trainer season.

Here is Leave No Trace "Wanderer" Member John Hill laughing it up at our booth. Check out the ink on John's left calf!!! Thanks for your support John and it was great to meet you.

1 comment:

Lyrical said...

Wow Emily! That was quite the story telling! Im quite amazed at all the things you've done! No wonder your soo happy! Well I hope you had your fun and excitement. In the mean while, as winters kicking in right now, we might be expecting some change! A change in weather hopefully to the better :} I dunno, some how reading about what you wrote makes me remember things that I never thought I would have ever remembered, funny how that works doesn't it??
-Much LoVe
Recreation Outdoors