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, March 1, 2012

The Howard School Inspires

Kate teaches the students about Respecting Wildlife
 Atlanta, GA.  Last week we visited The Howard School in Atlanta, GA.  This fascinating school believes in treating each student as an individual, maximizing on independent learning and individual attention.  As we arrived on Friday morning, we could sense the energy and excitement in the air.  Many of the students worked with former Traveling Trainer team, Jason and Agata, last year, so they were eager to learn more about Leave No Trace again this year.  
When we go to schools, we hope to inspire the students to get outside and to learn to protect the places they play and enjoy.  Well, we have to say, on this visit to The Howard School we were the ones inspired.  The students were so passionate about caring for the outdoors and to tell others about Leave No Trace, that they were attentive, engaged, and embraced the information we told them.  One student, nature name "Butterfly", raised her hand to say, "I wish I was a piece of trash, so then I could pick myself up!"  That comment made our day.
We shared information with students about respecting wildlife, choosing the right path, ways to trash your trash, and how to prepare for a hike and know before you go! These students have a wonderfully enriching school, including gardens on the school grounds to build an awareness and appreciation for the natural world.  We were so happy to be invited back to The Howard School and hope to be back again to work with these amazing students.

Respect the Resource...Kate and Tracy
The gardens at The Howard School

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