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, June 23, 2011

Team East Visits Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor, Maine-

Earlier this week Team East enjoyed the abundance of sunshine and spectacular views offered from atop the coastal mountains of Maine on Mount Desert Island. During the visit we had the opportunity to connect with staff from Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park to facilitate a two-day trainer course to instruct the basics of how to practice and teach Leave No Trace. The photo above captures the crew as they have a little fun up high on Schoodic Mountain. The group was a pleasure to work with and offered many insightful questions and observations about educating the collective millions (literally) of people that will visit their parks in 2011.

In the photo above, a moment of hands on learning takes the shape of a mound fire as a participant teaches the group about the principle Minimize Campfire Impacts. We also had the chance to interact with the general public and offer educational materials and information about Leave No Trace at the Visitors Center in Acadia National Park.
Looking ahead in June we will be traveling south to Massachusetts for the Great American Backyard Campout with our partner REI.

All the best,

Jason and Agata

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