Education

Honorary Cajuns

Down on the Bayou in the July heat, the Leave No Trace e-tour team joined up with Boy Scouts from across Southern Louisiana for a weekend full of Leave No Trace education, volunteer conservation work, campsongs, and tasty Cajun eating. The Evangaline Area Council organized a whole weekend dedicated to Leave No Trace where we held awareness workshops with adult Scouters, Boy Scouts, Webelos, and Cub Scouts. No matter their age group,6 all of the participants really dug into our cathole discussions. What's more fun to talk about with Boy Scouts than how to poop in the woods? Absolutely nothing...

100 Years of Girl Scouts Adventuring!

In Savannah, GA, in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the USA. One hundred years later, that organization is alive and well. While on March 12, 1912, Low assembled 18 girls for the first meeting, this past week in Savannah, GA, we saw over 1,600 girls and adult leaders come together for a Centennial Camporee! At this event, they celebrated the incredible history of the organization, worked on awesome activities, and got to spend some quality time outdoors canoeing, SCUBA diving, shooting shotguns, and visiting the beautiful Georgia Coast. Hailing from over 30 states, these...

Wyoming Research and Hot Spot Update

Wyoming Research Education Director, Ben Lawhon, has been working with Wyoming State Parks, Trails and Historic Sites and Colorado State University (CSU) to study the potential effectiveness of Leave No Trace in state parks. There are over 6,600 state parks in the U.S. with an annual visitation of 740 million. Despite the widespread use of Leave No Trace on federal lands (National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, etc.), there has been very little use and adoption of Leave No Trace by state parks. The current research effort is exploring state park visitor’s...

Using the Leave No Trace Website for All Your Questions

"When's the next Trainer Course or Awareness Workshop happening in my area?" "How do I get Leave No Trace education materials?" "Can my organization use the Leave No Trace logo?" Each year, the Center enjoys the challenge (and opportunity) of receiving thousands of questions regarding training, education, outreach, partnerships, techniques, practices, and a myriad of other topics. As more individuals, groups, and organizations learn about Leave No Trace, the demand for answers continues to escalate. Due to this ever-increasing demand, the Center has created a Frequently Asked...

Responses to the June Situation

The Situation: Soaking up peace and relaxation by your local lakeside, a young family has come to enjoy the cooling waters too. After having a picnic lunch the parents give the remainder of the loaf of bread to the children who begin to feed the birds. As the excited waterfowl start calling to their friends more birds join what has now become a feeding frenzy. You have learned that it is important to ‘Keep Wildlife Wild’. What would you do? Here’s what the Traveling Trainers said: This is a tough one, and has happened to us more than once in our travels. If...

A Hidden Gem in Johnstown, PA

Johnstown, PA. On the drive in to Johnstown, PA, one would never expect to find 277 acres of wooded bliss completely surrounded by municipalities. Stackhouse Park is the second largest park of its kind, the first being Central Park in New York City. With hiking and biking trails, cross-country skiing in the winter, as well as a quarter mile long sledding hill, locals and tourists alike find recreational opportunities abound at the park. We explored the park with 28 year Park Ranger Jim Pasco, who shared the beauty of the park with us. We set up shop at the popular Luzerne St trailhead and...

Adventures NYC 2012

The Leave No Trace e-tour visited Central Park in New York City this past weekend for Adventures NYC. It was an awesome day, sponsored by partners of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics including Backpacker Magazine, The North Face, and REI, where we got to talk to a wide range of outdoor users about getting outside, having fun, and taking care of the environment! Saturday in the Park, Quinn & Frank

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

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, as well as the Leave No Trace e-tour Team are conducting the following training events across the country in July. 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! Colorado: Planet Bluegrass Rockygrass Music Festival - Lyons Florida: Boy Scout Troop 5 - Crawfordville Kentucky: Tim Horton Camp Kentahten -...

Day Campin' in Delaware

Summertime means summer camp, and what better type of summer camp than Cub Scout day camp? On Tuesday, the Leave No Trace e-tour Team rolled into Delaware and visited two different day camps from the Del-Mar-Va Council along with Travis McCormick, one of Frank's Scouting friends and an all-star professional Scouter. With a group of excited Scouts, we explored some of the best highlights of Leave No Trace -- Trash Your Trash and the elusive cathole. Our first visit was to the brand new Akridge Scout Reservation in Dover, a beautiful stretch of 85 acres developing into a first class camp. With...

Del-Mar-Va Council Cub Scout Camp

The Leave No Trace e-tour team will be joining the Cub Scouts, staff, and volunteers at Lum's Pond camp for the Del-Mar-Va Council of the Boy Scouts of America for an afternoon of Leave No Trace learning and activities!

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