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OUTSiDERS Respect Nature

Getting kids outside is extremely beneficial – for their health, for their confidence, and for building a love of nature. However, it is equally important that we teach our children to be good stewards of the environment and always treat nature with respect.

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has provided The Leave No Trace Seven Principles for us to follow any time we are outdoors.

The Leave No Trace Seven Principles:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

© 1999 by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: www.LNT.org.

Please take time to review these principles and make sure you and your children are good caretakers of the places you visit.

Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but pictures. Kill nothing but time. – John Muir

For more information, check out this in depth blog on the Do’s and Don’t principles from Conquerwild.com: How To Leave No Trace When Camping and Hiking.

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  1. Thank you for your thought-provoking article on the importance of respecting nature as outsiders. Your emphasis on responsible outdoor exploration and the preservation of natural spaces resonated with me. To add value and continue the discussion, it would be valuable to explore practical ways in which outsiders can actively contribute to the preservation and conservation of the environments they visit. This could include discussing the Leave No Trace principles and promoting responsible behavior, such as picking up litter, staying on designated trails, and respecting wildlife habitats. Additionally, highlighting the significance of cultural sensitivity and indigenous perspectives when engaging with nature can foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the places we visit. By encouraging readers to become stewards of the environment and promoting a sense of environmental responsibility, your article can inspire a positive change in the way we interact with nature as outsiders.

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