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.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
This weekend was a fun filled winter sports extravaganza!
On Saturday, we were part of Winter Trails Day in Estes Park, Colorado. This event, now in its fourteenth year, offers entire families or groups of friends, regardless of age, an opportunity to get outside in the winter and enjoy a day of snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Many visitors were excited to chat about Leave No Trace before they hit the trails. Although deep snow is a durable surface, it is important to think about our impacts on winter terrain. Wildlife impacts were a common topic of conversation throughout the day. Winter is a great season for wildlife viewing. Chances are parks will be less populated, which lends itself to observing many different species. If you are lucky enough to encounter wildlife, enjoy them from a distance. Be careful not to feed, follow, or chase animals so that you can truly experience them in their natural habitat.
Part two of our extravaganza was spent at Arapahoe Basin for the Subaru Master the Mountain event. This was a great opportunity to work the folks at Subaru that generously sponsor our Traveling Trainer program. This event, celebrating its fourteenth season, is a series of winter events held at beautiful resorts across the country. There are plenty of FREE ski and snowboarding lessons, as well as demos of sports equipment. The Subaru crew will be making plenty of stops throughout the rest of this winter. Check out the website, www.subaru.com, to see if they will be visiting your favorite mountain resort. A huge thank-you goes out to Subaru for enabling TEN years of Education in Motion.
We are off to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment!
Safe Travels……..Kate and Tracy