The first week in December saw Tread Lightly!’s Education team, Jason Ketterick and Curt Hall, in Casper, WY with a varied group of land managers. This group had representation from county, state and federal agencies. All of the participants came together to further the cause of outdoor education.
The group took the Master Tread Trainer class to learn ways to teach and promote outdoor ethics to a broad array of prospective students. Some of the target audience will include seasonal employees, youth groups and school classes, the general public and scout groups just to name a few. Paul Rau said of the course, “GREAT course, and really changed how I look at things and how I view the rec. program ….. thanks a million guys for a great course, and it was great getting to know you guys.”
There were some great presentations and interesting teaching styles brought by all the participants. Everyone came away with a new appreciation not only for the Tread Lightly message, but for public. We were delighted to be able to see new ways to convey the information in the form of games, and examples, and stories of land use.
All the participants left the class excited to teach the Tread Lightly! principles, and we look forward to great things coming out of this Master Trainer class.