Special “Leave No Trace” event to be held at Fort Pickens

The Gulf Islands National Seashore will welcome the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers and Ocean Hour for a special day of learning about outdoor ethics and citizen science.

The event will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and will include workshops and presentations on outdoor ethics and a beach cleanup.

Workshops, programs, and information booths will be setup at the Fort Pickens Discovery Center.  Outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels will learn the latest techniques and practices, along with tools and tips for teaching Leave No Trace to friends and family. Ocean Hour will lead a beach clean-up. Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will, through games and other fun activities, teach kids how they can embrace the “Leave No Trace” concept.

Throughout the day tables and booths in the auditorium of the Fort Pickens Discovery Center will offer information about citizen science, outdoor ethics and community engagement and park rangers will offer special games and activities for kids to earn their Junior Ranger Badge. Eastern National, a not-for-profit cooperating association which runs the Fort Pickens Bookstore, will offer special discounts to participants in the day’s activities on reusable items to help guests on their way to reducing their footprint on the outdoor world.

The Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers is the mobile education arm of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, an educational nonprofit organization that teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.