Outreach was a plenty in Flagstaff, AZ. We visited two local schools to work with the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Competition grew fierce during Leave No Trace Jeopardy, as the students of the Outdoor Leadership program learned about minimizing impacts in the outdoors. These student leaders will be educating their fellow classmates on the Leave No Trace principles before their next outing.
In addition to our school visits, we spent an entire day with the rangers and volunteers of the Coconino National Forest at the Peak Ranger Station. Justin Loxley, the R3 Leave No Trace Coordinator and the Volunteer Coordinator for Coconino National Forest, is enthusiastic about reaching park visitors with Leave No Trace information. During the training we played a variety of activities to explore the principles of Leave No Trace, including "How Long Does It Last?" which focuses on Disposing of Waste Properly. This was the first group we have worked with to correctly organize the items of waste into chronological order of how long they take to biodegrade. Great job! A+
We look forward to working with Justin again at the Wilderness Rendezvous in Santa Fe, NM at the beginning of June.
Off to Phoenix to wrap up our time in Arizona!
Safe travels...Kate and Tracy