We visited Greenville, RI to work with a troop of Boy Scouts and their leaders to teach them ways to Leave No Trace on their future outings. Some of the boys are going to be traveling to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico for a backpacking trip next fall. With so many scouts visiting Philmont each year, it is crucial that everyone practices Leave No Trace while they are there. Our workshop provided them with skills they can use when they go to Philmont...have fun out there!
Our next stop was to REI in West Hartford, CT. Here we gave a PEAK (Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids) presentation to a group of cub scouts. They were very excited to learn about Leave No Trace, especially about how to respect wildlife.
Finally, we traveled to Virginia Beach, VA to present at the Virginia Beach Friends School. The educational programs at Virginia Beach Friends are characterized by rigorous academic challenges balanced with principles of personal responsibility, leadership development, creative expression, social awareness, and spiritual recognition. During our visit we worked closely with staff at the school to introduce strategies and activities they can use to teach their students about Leave No Trace and environmental stewardship. Some of the students will be taking a trip to Peru later this school year with Director of Admissions, Jacqui Whitt, who also works with one of our partners Adventure Holidays Peru.
What a week! Safe travels...Kate and Tracy