How to assist little ones pee and poop in the woods.

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It occurs on a hike: in some cases you just gotta go. And for little ones, the will need can be instant, creating trekking back to that bathroom in the parking lot in time not possible.

We talked to Julia Oleksiak, the Outreach Applications Coordinator with the Leave No Trace Center for Outside Ethics, for her recommendations on how to assist small ones do their point in the woods.

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“There is bacteria in our pee and poop that we do not want to get into our water,” she says. “We wouldn’t want to ingest these issues, and we do not want wildlife to ingest them either.”

Oleksiak, who also functions with the Girl Scouts Outdoors System, says she likes to show groups of little ones bear scat complete of bearberry (berries from the kinnickinnick plant, a favored delicacy of bears), and ask them what they believe would develop from that pile of scat. (Answer: additional kinnickinnick plants). “Then I ask them what they believe would develop if we planted our poop and our pets’ poop,” she mentioned. “It’s a fantastic way to teach little ones that our poop does not belong in the wild.”

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