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.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Outdoor Outreach

Outdoor Outreach is a non-profit organization that provides at-risk and underprivileged youth with outdoor experiences. On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, we had the opportunity to work with the Outdoor Outreach program at two schools in San Diego, Crawford High School and the Monarch School.

At Crawford, we met with ten students, who will be going on a field trip to a landfill next week. We gave them a preview of trash issues by playing "How long does it last?" We also appealed to their artistic abilities and asked them to participate in a Leave What You Find drawing activity.

At Monarch, we had a very theatrical crowd of fourteen students, who we asked to present skits of each of the Leave No Trace principles. The picture above shows the after-school teacher Rob, presenting Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces. Overall, the students had fun while learning a little something about where Leave No Trace fits into their approach to responsible outdoor recreation.

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