Thursday, September 2, 2010

Outdoor Action Program at Princeton University

On Wednesday this week we presented to student leaders of Princeton University's Outdoor Action Program as they gear up for one of the country's largest freshman outdoor orientation programs. In small groups of 12, these leaders will be venturing out on week-long backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, bike touring, community service, and sustainable farming trips with over 800 new students on campus. We were excited to attend a pre-trip planning day to share with the leaders various methods for teaching Leave No Trace to the trip participants. Our goal was to inspire the 230 leaders to approach their opportunity with the perspective of William Butler Yeats: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

The group leaders asked thoughtful questions and were very appreciative of the opportunity to develop their leadership skills around all things Leave No Trace for their upcoming adventures!

All the best,

Agata and Jason

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