Before COVID-19 changed college campuses' and our everyday lives, a small, little seed was planted-- an Escape Room that would help foster a bridge between the Recreation Courses and the Library. Ideally, the Escape Room would promote a strong concept of Recreation or Ecotourism and encourage students of all majors on campus to be more interested in library programming.
Things didn't go as planned. The first year we attempted to have an Earth Day Escape Room was in 2019. Everything had just started to shut down, and it just wasn't possible. Over time, the ideas that spoke the loudest to both Dr. Mayor and us in the Library changed, until after several different 'back to the drawing board' moments, the Leave No Trace Escape Room was born.
A huge shout out to Dr. Chris Mayer, Dr. Dan Caston, and Dr. Aaron Conover for their help in providing guidance and resources.