Master Tread Trainer Course a Success

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.

DSCN0862The 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.

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About treadlightlyoutdoors

Tread Lightly!® is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship. The organization was launched in 1985 by the US Forest Service and became a nonprofit organization in 1990. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its training and restoration initiatives, are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s core focus is on supporting and encouraging stewardship from those engaged in outdoor recreation on America’s lands and waterways. The organization offers unique programs and services to help remedy growing recreation issues. The federal government officially recognizes the organization as a sole-source service provider of education and training on how to be environmentally and socially responsible while using motorized and mechanized vehicles.
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