Answer: Yes! We have found that the most impactful place to introduce Leave No Trace to folks is at an event taking place in your own community. While the Center is located in Colorado, we have worked hard to ensure a Leave No Trace presence in local communities across the country. Using our Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program, our State Advocate program, and local Master Educators, Leave No Trace outreach and education is at your fingertips.
The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program is our main arm of outreach, delivering mobile education to millions in 48 states. The Traveling Trainers travel coast to coast, camp 200 nights a year, and offer free Leave No Trace programs for all ages and user groups. Their schedule is determined by our supporting partners, by grants we’ve received, and by requests from YOU. We hope you use the link above and invite us to your community.
Our team of State Advocates coordinate outreach, build alliances and provide education and training in their states. Your State Advocate is your first line of contact if you want to get involved, volunteer, schedule a training or find out about Leave No Trace events locally. If the Traveling Trainers can’t make it to your requested event, your State Advocate will be the first place you are referred. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your Advocate as a strong, local Leave No Trace resource.
Our highest level of Leave No Trace training results in what we call a Master Educator. Master Educators are eligible to conduct both Trainer Courses and Awareness Workshops, which are designed for the general public to learn, practice and promote Leave No Trace. There are currently over 6,000 Master Educators across the country and the ones listed on our website have requested to be posted as a local resource for folks in their community seeking training or outreach support. Check out our Get Involved page and select your state to find Master Educators near you.
Through targeted education, research and outreach, the Center seeks to ensure the long-term health of our natural world. We look forward to bringing Leave No Trace to your community!