Sunday, May 10, 2009
After only two days in the office in boulder gearing up for our season on the road, we landed in Kansas to do some education and outreach at a couple of schools. We provided educational programs to Jefferson West Elementary & Intermediate school working with 420 K-5th grade students. Our Kansas State Advocate Karen Heady is a 3rd grade teacher at Jefferson West, and our outreach to the studenst would not have been possible with out her. We introduced the students to the 7 principles of Leave No Trace, Played some interactive games, and handed out educational materials.
We also had the pleasure of joining all the students at Field Day too! Students had classs competitions, group tug of war, and also had the chance to stop by the Leave No Trace Station and Play a few games with us, Durable Surface Toss & Minimum Impact Match.
Thank you so much to Karen Heady and the whole school for making the first programs of our season such a hit, and making us feel right at home in beautiful Meriden, Kansas.
Alexis & Topher