Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Outdoor Trips- College Style

As the spring season rapidly approaches, many collegiate outdoor recreation programs are gearing up for their upcoming trips. In preparation for these adventures, it is important to learn and practice the skills of Leave No Trace. We had the pleasure to present at two colleges in the south this week. Our first stop was at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. We worked with the Outdoor Pursuits program to educate their trip leaders and other students. We would like to thank Alabama State Advocate Skip Essman for making the trip up to campus to talk about the state advocate program, as seen in the picture above.
We then traveled to Ole Miss in Oxford, MS to take part in the "Blowout", a celebration of the Ole Miss Outdoors Program. They participate in some really amazing trips, like dogsledding in Canada, surfing and sailing in Charleston, SC, and backpacking the Appalachian Trail. Hats off to the programs at both of these schools for inspiring their students to enjoy the outdoors and promoting responsibility while they are out there! We only wish we had more time to join them on one of these trips!
Happy adventuring...Kate and Tracy

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