|Bigfoot at Wild Bear!|
|Quinn and Bigfoot at Earth Day in Nederland, CO!|
The next morning, we scrambled over to the Shining Mountain School in Boulder where we got to talk with some high school students before they scattered about town to help out with keeping this beautiful area clean. With this dialed group, we got to focus on the reasons why Leave No Trace is an ethic -- not a set of rules, but a series of personal values and selected responsibilities about how to be a good citizen not of the state or country but of the planet. In addition to cleaning up around their school and community, these students are challenging themselves to take responsibility for the trash that they generate on a daily basis by packing out what they pack in to school just like you would in the backcountry. In this fashion, they become aware of what they are using each and every day and can strive as individuals to minimize their overall impact. We were inspired to get to speak with such dedicated students!
|Traveling Trainer Frank with his college friend and now elementary school teacher Mr. Gamble at Wildflower Elementary!|
Everyday is Earth Day,
Quinn & Frank