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, July 13, 2009

Two of a Kind

This week we wrapped up our tour of the east coast with a few summer camp events. First we headed to Massachusetts to work with the Metropolis of Boston Camp. We spoke with campers about the importance of Leave No Trace and encouraged a little friendly competition with one of our favorite activities from the PEAK Pack, Step On It-the Feud. Campers put their Leave No Trace prowess to the test as we quizzed them on the topics of litter, wildlife, and durable surfaces!

Next, we drove south to meet up with campers at Black Bear Lake Day Camp in New Jersey. We presented seven 45-minute workshops and were able to cover a wide range of Leave No Trace topics. Our favorite part of the day was a discussion we had with campers about wildlife. During the activity (which you can find in 101 Ways to Teach Leave No Trace) campers had the chance to play the role of local wildlife (black bears, snakes, squirrels and deer), which led to a great conversation about the effect that human behavior can have on wildlife.

All combined, we spoke with over 200 campers! Not a bad way to end an incredible journey through New England.

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