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Feb 04, 2014

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers have their hot new cars and are conducting the following training events across the country in February and March. 

Check out the Team Calendars - sort by Team or by your state for the most up to date event listings.

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For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar. We hope to see you on the road!

Want the Traveling Trainers to join you for your event or training?  REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS!

 

Arizona:

  • Grand Canyon Guides Training Seminar – Grand Canyon
  • Wilderness First Responder – Prescott
  • Arizona State University Outdoor Club – Tempe
  • Girl Scouts of Arizona Cactus-Pine Council – Scottsdale
  • Grand Canyon Council Scout – o – Rama – Glendale
  • South Mountain Preserve – Phoenix
  • North Mountain Visitor Center – Phoenix
  • Dreamy Draw at Phoenix Mountains Preserve - Phoenix
  • Orangewood Elementary School – Phoenix
  • Spring Into Nature - Phoenix
  • REI – Paradise Valley
  • REI - Tempe
  • REI – Tucson
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona – Tucson
  • Summit Hut – Tucson
  • BSA Troop 774 – Tucson
  • Southwest Conservation Corps – Tucson

 

Arkansas:

  • Arkansas Climbers Coalition at Mount Magazine State Park - Paris

 

California:

  • James Workman Middle School – Cathedral City
  • Paramount Studios – Hollywood
  • BSA Pack 628 – Rancho Cucamonga
  • Leave No Trace Awareness Day - Yucaipa

 

Colorado:

  • New Emerson School – Grand Junction
  • Aspen Elementary School – Aspen
  • The Cottage – Aspen
  • Lake County Middle School – Leadville
  • Vail Mountain School – Vail
  • City Wild – Denver
  • Pikes Peak Council Winter Weekend – Lake George
  • WinterWonderGrass Festival - Avon
  • Bear Creek High School – Lakewood
  • Senior Field Studies Trip – Lakewood
  • Flagstaff Academy – Longmont

 

Connecticut:

  • BSA Pack 7 – Clinton

 

Louisiana:

  • BREC Out! At Glasgow Middle School – Baton Rouge
  • BREC Out! At Istrouma High School – Baton Rouge
  • BREC Out! At THRIVE Academy – Baton Rouge
  • BREC Out! At Capitol High School – Baton Rouge
  • BREC Out! At St. Francis Xavier – Baton Rouge
  • BREC Out! At Lanier Elementary – Baton Rouge
  • Westdale Heights Academic Magnet – Baton Rouge
  • Homeschool Group - Lafayette

 

Maryland:

  • Armistead Gardens School - Baltimore

 

Massachusetts:

  • Forestdale Elementary School - Sandwich
  • AmeriCorps Cape Cod - Barnstable
  • Northeastern University – Boston
  • South Shore Charter Public School – Norwell
  • Colrain Central School – Colrain

 

Pennsylvania:

  • Cedar Crest Middle School – Lebanon

 

Texas:

  • Ochiltree County 4-H Club – Perryton
  • Perryton Rotary Club – Perryton
  • Wolf Creek Park Clean Up - Perryton

 

Vermont:

  • Winooski Valley District – Burlington
  • University of Vermont – Burlington
  • Orchard School – South Burlington
  • Sunderland Elementary School - Sunderland
Feb 03, 2014

Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers Kate Bullock and Tracy Howard Give a Camping Lesson

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Feb 03, 2014

Burlington, VT.  The Northeast Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer team, Kate and Tracy, will be spending a few days providing outreach and education in Burlington, VT.  During their awareness workshop yesterday, local news reporter Melissa Howell came to show her support of the Winooski Valley Park District and highlight the importance of practicing Leave No Trace while enjoying one of the sixteen parks in the district.  Click here to watch the newscast.

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In addition to the workshop with Winooski Valley Park District, Kate and Tracy will be presenting at the University of Vermont for students in the Parks and Wilderness Management class.  During this workshop, the team will present ways of effectively communicating the Leave No Trace information, the research behind why it is important to practice Leave No Trace, and tips on how to incorporate Leave No Trace on the students' personal outdoor adventures.  

Finally, Kate and Tracy will be visiting Orchard School in South Burlington to spend time with the second graders at the school.  The team will be inspiring the students to get outdoors and enjoy the local area parks that abound in this region of the state.  Also, the team will talk about the importance of keeping the parks clean, respecting wildlife that live in the parks, and to be a Leave No Trace hero in their community.

If you are interested in bringing Leave No Trace to your community, click here to fill out an online request form.  

From the Northeast...Kate and Tracy 

Leave No Trace’s Kate Bullock and Tracy Howard are part of the 2014 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, Coleman, Hi-Cone, The North Face, REI, Smartwool and Yakima.

Feb 02, 2014

What adventures are you looking forward to in 2014? A week spent backpacking in the Sawtooth's in Idaho? Climbing in the Shawangunks in New York? Exploring all of the beautiful places in your own backyard? Rafting the great canyons of the west? Trail running in Linville Gorge in North Carolina? Walking your dog at your local park?

With 2014 in full force the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers gear up for the coming year of travels and adventure we want to take a minute to stop and think about how we can make this year the best year of our lives. We’re using the first principle of Leave No Trace: Plan Ahead and Prepare, to make sure that we take full advantage of the year ahead. We believe that living an examined life allows us to write good stories with the time we’re given here on Earth. We believe that life is about a journey, about transformation while we learn to live more harmoniously with the people in our lives and the earth we live on. We sat down and explored ways to leave less of a mark on the land and instead how the land could leave more of a mark on us; on who we are and how we engage with the earth that we are so intricately connected with.

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The Seven Leave No Trace Principles are a great way to minimize the impact we have when we recreate outside, but how can we take these principles and integrate them into other aspects of our lives? Dani and I are trying to think outside the box and find fun ways to be on purpose with the lives we lead and create a more sustainable and healthy community and planet in the process. Here are a few thoughts on how we’re trying to meld Leave No Trace into our everyday activities in 2014.

Plan Ahead and Prepare: Creating goals that lead to action which drive us to tell a better story with our lives, a story where we work to move forward and live a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. Sit down, write your goals for the year and how to achieve them.

Choose The Right Path: Are we taking steps to living more on purpose? Focusing on using our legs more. Riding our bikes or walking to the grocery store, carpooling or taking public transportation to and from work. Walking the dog or taking a run more often at our local park.

Dispose of Waste Properly: Thinking about how we can be more conscious of the amount of trash we donate to the landfill and how much of that we can divert to be recycled or re-purposed. We are doing small things like keeping a handkerchief in our pocket during the winter for runny noses, carrying our own cloth napkins as well as reusable bamboo silverware for eating out. 

Leave What You Find: Leaving what you find at the department store…. at the department store, instead buying second hand or sharing within our communities. Focusing on simplifying our lives by reducing the amount of things we purchase that we don’t need, recycling what we can, repairing our things instead of throwing them out and buying something new, and re-purposing things instead of tossing them out. For fun check out this film: Worn Wear Film by Patagonia

Be Considerate of Others: A rule to live by if you ask us. Being considerate of others benefits everyone and creates a more enjoyable environment for everyone. Creating quality relationships with those around us and doing simple things like putting away the electronics at the dinner table.    

Whether you’re planning a trip of a lifetime or just getting outside more to walk around your local park, we can all focus on leaving less of an impact not only when we play outside but as we carry on writing our stories. How will you Leave No Trace this year? 

Ninjas for Nature – Roland & Dani

Leave No Trace’s Dani and Roland Mott are part of the 2014 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, Coleman, Hi-Cone, The North Face, REI, Smartwool and Yakima. 

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