THE SUBARU/LEAVE NO TRACE TRAVELING TRAINER PROGRAM
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.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
On Saturday of last week, we met twenty-six high school students at Eisenhower Park in San Antonio. These students are in the Upward Bound Program, which provides intensive college preparatory support to high school students from low-income backgrounds with the potential to be the first generation in college from their families. As part of this program, the students devote entire Saturdays to additional academic instruction. This Saturday, they had a couple of hours available so we could introduce them to Leave No Trace.
While only two of the participants had ever heard of Leave No Trace before meeting us, the students caught on quickly and realized that our program is rooted in common sense and scientific studies.
In the first photo, two girls draw a picture of their ideal campsite in an activity that strives to show the impact others can have on our experience as well as the impact we can have on others. In the second photo, two students share how their gear helps them Leave No Trace, and in the third photo, students are mingling and attempting to figure out their gear for Minimum Impact Match.
Thanks to Arless Lenz and Roy de la Cruz for putting this event together!
All the best,
Agata and Jason