Last week we had the pleasure of returning to Utah Valley University in Orem, UT to work with the Outdoor Pursuits Program. Students at UVU have access to a wide range of outdoor opportunities through the program. Students take trips all year round from backcountry skiing in the Winter to canyoneering in Grand Gulch in the Spring. All of their trips encompass Leave No Trace skills and ethics.
We were fortunate to reach two classes- the Introduction to Outdoor Recreation Class and the Experiential Education class. Both classes were introduced to the principles of Leave No Trace and we spoke to the importance of utilizing the skills and ethics while in the outdoors. In the Experiential Education class, we highlighted various methods of teaching leave no trace and ways to reach different audiences.
Afterwards we visited the Outdoor Adventure Center and spoke to the trip leaders that work for the Center. This gave us the opportunity to dive into proper disposal of human waste in the backcountry and strategies for Winter disposal and group use.
This was our third consecutive year visiting UVU. Thanks to Kim Reynolds and all her staff for a wonderful training. We look forward to another session in the future!
Explore Responsibly...Kate and Tracy