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, May 24, 2010

Delaware Water Gap Trainer Course

This weekend we led a trainer course at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in PA for park staff and volunteers, as well as staff from PEEC- Pocono Environmental Education Center. We spent the weekend along the McDade Trail, as we explored the principles of Leave No Trace. All of the participants we excited to learn ways to positively communicate the Leave No Trace information to park visitors and students at PEEC.
In the above picture, the class learns about proper disposal of human waste in the backcountry and along river corridors. We also had a great discussion about the importance of leaving what we find and how to encourage children to enjoy the natural world, but also to leave the gift of discovery for the next visitor.
We would like to thank all of the participants for their thoughtful participation throughout the two days and wish them the best this summer!
Happy Adventuring...Kate and Tracy


rY said...

Thank you SO much for an awesome weekend!! There was so much to learn in just a couple days but you gals made it fun and enlightening, for sure. Hopefully we see you again at the park or somewhere else along your travels.

Thanks again!!

Kate and Tracy said...

Hi Ryan,
It was our pleasure to teach the course at the Delaware Water Gap! We are glad you enjoyed learning about Leave No Trace. Keep your eye out for a Master Educator course nearby, we think would enjoy that course as well. It was great to meet you and perhaps our travels will bring us back to your neck of the woods. Have a great summer!
~Kate and Tracy