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.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Celebrate Wildlife Day

This Saturday we attended the 3rd annual Celebrate Wildlife Day at Grand Canyon National Park. This event gives visitors an opportunity to learn about the unique wildlife that inhabits Arizona and the Grand Canyon area and the work of the wildlife biologists who study them.

Pictured are moments of learning throughout the day. The "Crime Scene" activity was a big hit with the younger visitors as they investigated the mock campsite for less than Leave No Trace camping practices. Visitors also enjoyed guessing how long common trash items take to decompose and were more often than not quite surprised at that a soda can takes up to 400 years to decompose.

Throughout the day there were many programs at the Shrine of the Ages including talks on animal adaptations, owls, reptiles and amphibians, telemetry and scat/track workshops, and even an opportunity to dissect owl pellets.

All the best...

Agata and Jason

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