Monday, November 14, 2011

Montreat College Embraces Leave No Trace

Outdoor Living Skills Class
Montreat, NC.  Traveling Trainers have had the pleasure of providing awareness workshops at Montreat College for a few consecutive years.  This year was no exception as we spent four days on their mountainous campus which is complete with its own challenging trail system. We had the opportunity to work with students from both the Outdoor Living Skills and Survey of Outdoor Education classes. Each class was filled with enthusiastic participants that were eager to learn about and discuss not only the 7 Leave No Trace principles, but also the ethics that accompany the program.  A special thank you to Andrew Bobilya and Ken Kalisch for providing future outdoor educators with a strong foundation of outdoor ethics.

Additionally, we also got to facilitate our 27th trainer course during the visit!  Five students from the outdoor education program dedicated their weekend to a backpacking Leave No Trace adventure.  We hiked along the Lookout Trail towards Buck Gap Shelter, where we would spend the night under the stars discussing ways to incorporate the Leave No Trace skills and ethics into all of their future outings.

Below, enjoy a slideshow from the course:

Thank you Bubbling Brook, Rapids, Mountain, Tree, and Changing Seasons for a memorable course!

Explore Responsibly...Kate and Tracy

1 comment:

Mark said...

Wow! 27! Maybe someday...