Awareness Workshop

Three Cheers For Our Partners! Hip, Hip, Hooray…

Santa Barbara, California. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a relatively small 501c-3 nonprofit organization. At the national headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, we have a staff of 9 full time employees and three teams of dynamic educators that travel the country and teach the skills and ethics of leave no trace. Despite our small stature, we are able to influence millions of people worldwide to make good decisions in the outdoors. The Center provides information and skills that are critical in preserving the integrity of lands shared by the public for future generations to...

Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in OCTOBER

Where are the Traveling Trainers? The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are conducting the following training events across the country in October. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar. We hope to see you on the road! Want to host the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an event? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! Check out the Team Calendars - sort by Team or by your state! Arkansas: Boy Scouts of America National Outdoor Ethics Conference - Little Rock California: San Luis Obispo Community Workshop - San Luis Obispo Santa Barbara...

"Don't Bust the Crust" at New Emerson Elementary School

Grand Junction, Colorado. Traveling Trainers Dani and Roland spent the day at New Emerson Elementary School in Grand Junction, Colorado, with students ranging from Kindergarden to 5th grade. New Emerson School operates in a culture where all students are engaged in a relevant, nurturing and challenging curriculum. The school is minutes away from Colorado National Monument where towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau of canyon panoramas - with that being said, the students of New Emerson are young outdoor enthusiasts who love to play outside! Through out the school day, we laughed and...

Flagstaff Academy Visits Pingree Park

Longmont, CO. Team West spent last Friday at Flagstaff Academy in Longmont, CO, working with the 8th graders as they prepare to spend three days at Pingree Park in Fort Collins this week. Flagstaff Academy is a charter school that strives to provide a science-focused, liberal arts curriculum that promotes excellence, teamwork, respect and a lifelong love of learning. As part of their experience, the middle school students will spend three days exploring Pingree Park. The students will be involved with many outdoor activities, including hiking, documentary film making, studying stream ecology...

3 Steps to Bring Leave No Trace Into Your Classroom

Each year thousands of school children are introduced to Leave No Trace in the classroom. From a short introductory activity to a full day spent outdoors, youth across the country are learning how they can become stewards of the outdoor spaces they care about—the places where they play, exercise and spend time immersed in the natural world. For a decade, the Center has had an active and growing youth-focused program known as PEAK, which can easily be brought into the classroom no matter where it may be! Indoors, outdoors, urban or suburban, Leave No Trace is relevant. The PEAK...

Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in September

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are conducting the following training events across the country in September. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar . We hope to see you on the road! California: Columbia College - Sonora Colorado: Traveling Trainer Team Training 2 Weeks - Boulder Adventures Denver - Denver Front Range Community College - Fort Collins Adventure Elementary School - Denver Flagstaff Academy - Longmont The North Face Outdoor Nation Signature Summit - Denver Smartwool - Boulder Kentucky: Kentucky State...

Let's Go Camping

Estacada, OR. Have you ever wanted to go camping, but never had the opportunity or not sure if you want to invest money into a tent, sleeping gear, and other equipment? Well, Oregon Parks and Recreation has the solution for you! Families from across the state of Oregon are partaking in a wonderful event called Let's Go Camping. Sponsored by REI, The North Face Explore Your Parks, and Oregon State Parks, Let's Go Camping provides a safe environment for families to come and learn what it takes to spend an evening under the stars. We joined 10 families at Milo McIver State Park, about 45 minutes...

Bigfoot Parties Like A Girl Scout

Albany, OR. Whenever anything reaches 100 years of age, that is cause for celebration. That is exactly what the Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington did over the past week to honor 100 years of rich tradition. During the week, hundreds of girls camped out with their troops near Sweet Home, Oregon for the Northwest Centennial Roundup. There were educational and project based workshops offered four times a day. The event was for Girl Scout Ambassdors, Seniors, Cadettes and incoming Cadettes. There was event a river rafting event for the girls to experience some adventure, too. To add to the...

No Trace of NOAC

Once every two to three years, over 8,000 members of the Boy Scouts of America descend on a college campus for the week-long National Order of the Arrow Conference, or NOAC . These Scouts are all members of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's national honor society. While at NOAC, they participate in training, competitions, service projects, and fellowship events. Along with our trusty compatriot Bigfoot, the Leave No Trace e-tour team joined everyone at NOAC as they took over Michigan State University. We manned a booth at the Expo in Adventure Central, talking to thousands in a matter of...

Outdoor Nation Austin

At the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics we aim to create environmental stewards through a three-part approach: educate, connect, protect. At the Outdoor Nation Signature Summit in Austin, TX, the e-tour team got to hit on all three of those ideas as they relate to Outdoor Ethics and the mission of Outdoor Nation -- getting kids outside and excited about the environment! Throughout the weekend-long conference, attendees from high schools, universities, and recent graduates from across Texas and the country discussed how to get youth outside. They thought up creative ways to reach youth...

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