The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program consists of four teams of two educators that travel across the country in Subarus teaching people how to protect and enjoy the outdoors responsibly. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers offer programs to the general public, volunteers, youth, nonprofit organizations, friend groups, governmental agencies, and more on Leave No Trace skills and techniques intended to reduce the impact of outdoor activities in communities around the United States. The Traveling Trainers do all of this while traveling and living out of their Subaru, camping over 250 nights a year! In 2017 alone, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers reached 15.4 million Americans.

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Subaru has a long history of supporting active lifestyle enthusiasts and the organizations that are important to them. In 1999, Subaru of America and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics joined forces to promote responsible recreation across the United States, creating the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program. The trainers conduct free hands-on educational workshops and trainings across the country on Leave No Trace. They offer everything from hour-long workshops to two-day intensive, field-based courses in all environments from coast to coast.

Additionally, the teams conduct Hot Spots, multi-day work projects around the country at designated natural areas facing the threat of irreversible environmental damage from recreation caused impacts. The teams are also found at summer outdoor and music festivals to promote minimizing impacts in a festival setting. 

In 2018, the teams have limited capacity for additional events and training. Inquire about a Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer visit, yet be aware that the Center can only fulfill about 5% of additional requests for team visits, nationwide.

Types of Outreach Provided by the Traveling Trainers