Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona is one of the many nation-wide educational institutions that has partnered with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. The mission of the NAU Outdoor Program is to facilitate experiential opportunities where students have the ability to learn the values of trusting one's self, intrapersonal communication, diversity, health, leadership, and the importance of creating life-long friendships while exploring and preserving our natural environment.
NAU Outdoors consists of a collection of programs designed to assist NAU students and others to explore Arizona and the surrounding area. Programs include Trips and Classes, San Juan River Program, NAU Challenge Course, Gear Rental, Rescue Medicine and the NAU Disc Golf Course. We had the pleasure of working 13 animated members of NAU community that were wrapping up a weekend of outdoor staff development. These eager leaders are preparing to bring students on adventures throughout the semester, and more than likely for the rest of their lives. This is why we are grateful to Matt Hartman for successfully implementing Leave No Trace into the NAU program. We would like to also thank each of the 13 participants for their thoughtful participation during our time together. We look forward to returning to the NAU campus in the future. If you or the outdoor recreation program at your school might be interested in becoming a partner of Leave No Trace, click here for more details. You'll be glad you did!
Explore Responsibly...Kate and Tracy