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Contact: Brent Everitt, 850-934-2600
Gulf Breeze, Fla. – Gulf Islands National Seashore will welcome 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 am to 2:00 pm. Events 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 (formally known as the museum). 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 Leave No Trace.
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.
About Gulf Islands National Seashore: Created in 1971, the national seashore stretches 160 miles along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Mississippi, and includes barrier islands, maritime forests, historic forts, bayous, and marine habitat. Visit us at www.nps.gov/GulfIslands, on Facebook www.facebook.com/GulfIslandsNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/GulfIslandsNPS, and Instagram www.instagram.com/GulfIslandsNPS.
About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice and Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice.