Safe travels...Kate and Tracy
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.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Students across the country have returned to their college campuses. This presents a valuable setting for the Traveling Trainer program to provide awareness workshops. Most recently, Team East visited Hartwick College, a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in beautiful Oneonta, NY in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes connecting the classroom to the world. In focusing on connecting their student to the world, Leave No Trace is a perfect fit into the discussion of connecting students to the natural world in a responsible manner. We were able to provide both an awareness workshop on campus and a booth setting in the student center to maximize outreach across the campus. The students were enthusiastic about learning the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace. The workshop was held at the Pine Lake Environmental Campus. On this campus, students are provided with opportunities for hands-on research, academic study, and self-discovery. It's a place to learn about the natural environment and history of human land use. We enjoyed our time with the students of Pine Lake, especially our stay in the strawbale house. Thank-you to Dan Morse for setting up our visit.