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.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Conference Craziness

We have spent the past two weeks in the Pacific Northwest talking with folks at two different professional conferences. First we attended the International Association for Experiential Education Conference in Vancouver, Washington. Over 900 experiential educators from all over the world used the conference as an opportunity to network, build community, and learn from one another. We were very excited to sit on a panel during a workshop that focused on trends and issues in experiential education.

A few days later, we drove over the Columbia River for the National Association for Interpretation Conference. NAI is a professional association for those involved in the interpretation of natural and cultural heritage resources. We spoke with interpreters from parks, zoos, museums, nature centers, botanical gardens, and historical sites about ways that Leave No Trace education can be incorporated into many different programs.
We met with some amazing individuals at both conferences and we are looking forward to working with many of the organizations that were represented.

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