Tread Lightly! and organizational partner the Bureau of Land Management recently co-facilitated an Awareness Workshop at the Utah Department of Natural Resources to teach the basic TREAD program principles to representatives from various land management agencies, Utah state parks, and enthusiast groups from around the state. The three hour session focused on outdoor ethics education and how to apply the Tread Lightly! principles as decision making guidelines while enjoying the outdoors in a safe and responsible manner.
Participants had the opportunity to learn more about the basics of promoting outdoor ethics education through engaging activities and dialogue that incorporated their experiences and interests into the group discussions following each activity.
The culminating workshop activity focused on the Authority of the Resource Technique (ART). This session demonstrated a basic conversational approach that effectively addresses the interpersonal communication skills required to respectfully and engagingly address outdoor ethics education opportunities in any “teachable moment” encountered in the field.
Many thanks to Dave Jeppesen from the Bureau of Land Management for co-facilitating, and the staff at the Utah Department of Natural Resources for making this training a reality!
All the best,
Education and Training Program Manager