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.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Celebrate Wildlife...Grand Canyon Style!

We spent Saturday at the second annual Celebrate Wildlife festivities at Grand Canyon National Park.  The event also honored the work of biologist Eric York, who dedicated his life to the study of wildlife in Grand Canyon and National Park and around the world.  We encouraged park visitors to let us know how they Respect Wildlife.  There were some very thoughtful responses that ranged from "carry out your trash please" to "don't chase them" to "take pictures from far away".  We also saw some creative answers like "veggies are better" and "keep your coins, don't throw them in the canyon".   But one of the most insightful ideas came from a teenager who very seriously wrote "wildlife is our past and our future, we've got to preserve it!"   There are many ways to Respect Wildlife, so we pose the question to you :
                                               HOW DO YOU RESPECT WILDLIFE? 
Safe Travels...Kate and Tracy

1 comment:

Christina said...

Kate and Tracy,
Thank you so much for spending time on the South Rim. Xanterra (and I am sure, all the other groups you saw!) really appreciated your training.
Take care, & travel safe.