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Nevada Outdoor School inspires exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Reflections of AmeriCorps Service - Nevada Outdoor School Outdoor Ethics

My name is Paige Ledbetter and I serve as an AmeriCorps member at Nevada Outdoor School as an Outdoor ethics specialist. Being an outdoor ethics specialist, I educate the public about responsible recreation in the outdoors also to get the community outside and enjoy nature.

My service as an AmeriCorps member has been wonderful and a great experience. My service has helped me grow as a person for sure. Having to speak to new people and do public speaking use to be one of my worst skills. If I could avoid it, I would! Now that I have this opportunity, I am speaking to people to educate them on the outdoors without any hesitation; it has definitely gotten me out of my shell. 

My service has also taken me to some wonderful places that I probably would have never visited on my own just a few would be the Black Rock Desert, Lake Tahoe, all the way down to Valley of Fire. I absolutely have loved this, seeing new places, and having new experiences. Along with visiting new places, I have made some of the best friends I have ever had to enjoy these places and experiences with me. 

Just within the nine months, that I have been here the AmeriCorps program at Nevada Outdoor School has truly shaped me as a person. I am more confident in public speaking in formal and non-formal settings; I have made connections with people that I may have not known without this opportunity. I am very grateful for this wonderful opportunity.

Happy Trails!

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