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, March 18, 2010

A week in the Wenatchee Valley

This week we have a wide variety of presentations in Wenatchee and Leavenworth, Washington all arranged by Hana Butler, the Experiential Program Coordinator at Washington State University Chelan County Extension. We started the week off at the Cascade Discovery High School located at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. This is a unique alternative high school where the hatchery and the school have the opportunity to benefit from one each other. We met with 14 students and introduced them to the Leave No Trace program. In the picture above they are showing off their drawings of places where they felt a connection with nature and the outdoors.

We also visited WestSide High School in Wenatchee, a school of choice for students seeking to earn their high school diploma in a unique educational setting. We met with thirty students and introduced them to Leave No Trace by playing Minimum Impact Match.

Later in the day, we shifted gears and went for a snowshoe adventure in Mission Ridge with ten Foothills Middle School 6th graders. While learning to snowshoe, we used various teachable moments to bring Leave No Trace to these young adults.

We will finish the week off by visiting the Cascade Discovery School once again and by having a two hour awareness workshop open to the public at the Barn Beach Reserve on Friday from 3-5.

All the best...

Agata and Jason

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