Last week we spent time in Ridgway, CO for a series of youth workshops within the public school system. Each of our events were filled with lively, energetic students that were motivated to learn about Leave No Trace. We worked with two 3rd grade classes at the elementary school. After school, we worked with students from the Voyager Youth Program. To top the day off, we hit the gym and presented to the Ridgway/Ouray climbing team. A special thanks to Amber Bray for setting up the events!The above picture shows the 3rd grade class practicing the "leap frog" move before a game of Leave No Trace Draw. Pictured below is the two classes posing with Bigfoot and their Leave No Trace ethics reference card for kids.
In recent days, it has come to our attention that we have hit a milestone, so to speak. As we reflected on our time spent on the road, as we often do on lengthy drives, we never cease to be amazed at the shear amount of people we have met at our presentations over the last two years. That got us thinking, how many times have we had the privilege of presenting Leave No Trace to the masses? To our delight and surprise, it turned out that our time spent in Ridgway yielded our 300th unique event...and we aren't done yet!
Happy Adventuring...Kate and Tracy