...is to keep all the pieces." This bit of wisdom was shared on a recent Trainer Course during a lesson around the principle of Leave What You Find by our friend and newest trainer Mr. Randy Hale, educational specialist from the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Randy demonstrated the power of peer teaching on Trainer Courses through the use of the pictured "Hooey stick" and above mentioned Aldo Leopold quotation to name a few of his time tested teaching skills.
The course was comprised of land management professionals from a variety of recreational, historic, and memorial public lands from across the plains of Oklahoma. Each participant was responsible to teach a Principle of Leave No Trace as well as learn more about the various educational programs like our PEAK and TEEN packs for working with audiences of all ages. There was some casual debate whether or not the group had more fun in the field teaching and learning together or sharing personal stories from years gone by. Gratefully we did not have to decide and everybody parted ways excited about teaching Leave No Trace in the public lands of Oklahoma.
All the best,
Jason and Agata
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.