Lowrance from Landmark Learning started his June email to us: "Hey Leave No
Trace! We took the Bigfoot Challenge..." It was music to our ears. |
described what he and students did for their challenge in North Carolina's
Pisgah National Forest on a recent course: "Along the way, we decided to leave
the forest better than we found it by cleaning up some heavily used campsites
and restoring established but bombed out campfire rings. We cleaned four
campfire rings-one for each night out on the trail! And picked up gobs of
trash. We put the trash on display at the end of the course for visitors
to Grandfather Mountain to see which gave us a chance to share the message of
Leave No Trace with them. We also handed out dozens of Leave No Trace hangtags
and promotional materials while at Grandfather Mountain."
us, "We are proud to have taken the Bigfoot Challenge and hope our story
encourages others to do the same! We never knew being like Bigfoot could
be so easy!" That's the Bigfoot Challenge: simple acts of stewardship. Take the
Challenge this month, and see for yourself how easy it is.
You can read about more programmatic updates from the Center in the Second Quarter report, which is available for download in the Media Center.
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Master Educator Course participates in Bigfoot Challenge
Landmark Learning is the first Master Educator course to incorporate the Bigfoot Challenge in to this 5-day field-based course. Learn how they did it...
Ten-year-old from West Virginia Makes a Big Impact
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| Road Wisdom
New to Town.
There's no better and quicker way to get the flavor of mobile education and outreach than to attend a 50,000 person event. Help us welcome our new eTour team as they travel along the East Coast, and make a stop at the 100th Anniversary Boy Scout Jamboree.