Menomonie, WI - Last weekend Team East was out in the land of cheese for a two day Trainer Course hosted by Stout Adventures at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The nine participants were well prepared to take on the challenge of learning how to practice and teach the seven principles of Leave No Trace in both theory and application.
The course was held on campus due to early spring wintry weather, but the flow of the weekend was educational and focused thanks to the efforts of the group. The office of Stout Adventures doubled as a classroom as well as a recreational opportunity as seen in the group photo at the rock wall.
Stout Adventures staff facilitate outdoor recreation trips around the world for the student body on campus. The participants were enthusiastic and very quick to connect with the common sense approaches to enjoying the outdoors in a responsible manner. The opportunities to develop the ethics of stewardship for public lands and minimum impact recreation skills were well received by the group on the course.
All the best,
Jason and Agata
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.