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Leave No Trace Trail PEAK Program 2009

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Leave No Trace Trail Group Size: Any Age Group: 4+ Time: 20-30 minutes Objective: Participants will practice Leave No Trace principles on a simulated trail. Materials: Natural Objects, Signs, Camping Gear Preparation: This activity requires a lot of set-up but is a great activity for a large group event, festival, or camp.

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Leave No Trace Trail Choose a durable surface for your trail and mark the boundary with natural objects or non permanent marking paint. Place a sign for a trailhead to mark the start. Principle: Know Before You go

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Leave No Trace Trail Create obstacles for participants to walk over and practice staying on the trail. Principle: Choose the Right Path

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Leave No Trace Trail Include short stations for activities that focus on the different principles. This one is about packing for a trip. Principle: Know Before You Go

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Leave No Trace Trail Include props along the way that could be found in an outdoor setting. This one is about cultural heritage sites. Principle: Leave What you Find

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Leave No Trace Trail Create a Leave No Trace campsite, including: tent set-up, kitchen set-up, waste disposal and food storage. Principles: Be careful with Fire, Trash Your Trash

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Leave No Trace Trail Create a Leave No Trace campsite, including tent set-up, kitchen set-up, waste disposal and food storage Principles: Choose the Right Path, Respect Wildlife

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Leave No Trace Trail Include trail situations in which hikers have to make a Leave No Trace-related decision. This one is about switchbacks. Principle: Choose the Right Path

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Leave No Trace Trail Provide information about different Recreational groups that may be sharing the trail. Principle: Be Kind to other Visitors

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Leave No Trace Trail Help participants practice the rule of thumb and how to keep a safe distance from wildlife. Principle: Respect Wildlife

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Leave No Trace Trail Conclude the trail with a check-out point where participants answer questions about the trail and receive a small prize (a reference card for example). Principles: All

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Leave No Trace Trail Photos courtesy of: the Leave No Trace e-tour and stay the Trail Colorado National Get Outdoors Day 2009

Summary: Leave No Trace Interpretive Trail for Youth

Tags: promoting environmental awareness in kids

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