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, November 23, 2009

Boulder Parks and Recreation fun

Last week we visited the North Boulder Recreation Center to work with students in the Youth Services Initiative after school program.  This program serves over 150 youth from Boulder and offer programs such as fitness, homework club, cultural awareness, and outdoor adventure trips.  This was such an exciting group to work with!  During our two visits, we played a variety of activities to explore the principles of Leave No Trace.  On Tuesday, "How Long Does It Last?" sparked interesting conversation about the litter that is seen in the outdoors all too often.  This was followed by a fun game of "Step On It", where the group explored durable surfaces.  Friday, we got the kids up and running with a new activity we call "Impact Monster Swarm".  Energy levels were high as we completed two fun-filled workshops with the Boulder Parks and Recreation Department.  
As traveling trainers, we are doing a lot of workshops outside of Colorado.  This was a nice opportunity to work locally with a dynamic and wonderful program.  Thanks to Chris Schenck for all his efforts in setting up this event!
Safe travels...Kate and Tracy

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