Educational Materials

Kings Mountain National Military Park

Kings Mountain, SC: The beautiful and secluded National Military Park offers visitors a chance to step back in time while enjoying a peaceful out-of-doors experience. Kings Mountain was the location of a critical battle between Patriot and British forces in 1780, which prevented British forces from advancing northward. Many agree that the battle fought here was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers spent three days with visitors and rangers in the effort to protect the trails and monuments of Kings Mountain National Military Park , a beloved...

The Hammock Life

Charleston, SC: After a busy day, how do you like to unwind? For some, the couch is a beckoning force, a place of solace and an opportunity to elevate ones feet. Life on the road as Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers offers adventure at every turn. A bit of relaxation is important to stay balanced though, so at the end of the day we opt out from the couch and trade it in for an ENO Hammock. Put up your feet and take a load off. Enjoy the sounds of nature, a great book, and a cozy place to enjoy a warm meal. Our ENO Hammock is a sacred place for rest and relaxation. Whether it’s strung...

Have You Ever Wondered What To Do With Your Toothpaste?

Asheville, NC: Fall is here and the colors are in full swing, time for backpacking, camping, and great adventures. You wake up in the morning; drink a cup of coffee or tea, eat a little breakfast, and prepare to start you day’s adventure. You stop, first thing’s first, time to brush those pearly whites. A thought comes to mind, “I’m not sure what to do with my toothpaste-waste.” Have no fear! The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers share a great technique to minimize impact while tooth brushing in the wilderness. Brushing your teeth at home has a go-to ritual. Wet the brush, apply some...

Trash Timeline Activity

San Antonio, TX: As we travel through Texas this Fall we have noticed the Don’t Mess With Texas signs all over the highway and in parks. Don’t Mess with Texas is a well known saying, but most people outside of Texas don’t realize that it is actually a anti-littering campaign featured throughout the state. Teaching Texas youth the importance of their home state’s famous saying is simplified using the trash timeline. The trash timeline teaches people of all ages how long litter lasts for if it is left on the ground out in park. The research behind this activity comes from a USDA Forest Service...

The Coolest Small Town

Fayetteville, WV: Fayetteville is commonly referred to as “The coolest small town”, and for good reason. It is a recreation destination for people looking to dip their toes in the vast world of adventure and even for people who are looking to get after it. Take your pick. On any given day you have the option to hike your way into the forests, hop on a white water rafting trip down the New River, or the Gauley River (dam Schedule permitting) or put your climbing shoes on and dance your way up a towering cliff, high above tree line and into the sunshine. Not to mention, there are so many places...

Teaching Kids Respect Wildlife

Laredo, TX: As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we teach Leave No Trace to thousands of kids all throughout the country at schools and in camps. Teaching kids the importance of staying a safe distance from wildlife and why we shouldn’t let animals eat our food is always well received by students. We have a couple of effective methods on how to teach kids the Respect Wildlife principle. Impacts Vs. Wildlife Set-up: You will need a field or a gymnasium to facilitate this activity. The only materials you will need will be two long ropes (50 feet) to...

6 Essentials: Camping and Roadtripping Style

La Crosse, WI: Trying to squeeze in one last roadtrip before winter hits? Pushing through your fall semester of college but find yourself distracted and preoccupied reading blogs like, “Top Ten Places to Visit this Summer” ? Do you call up your best friend to begin planting the seed that you two should skip a week…or three, from work and other obligations to experience some place new? As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, our life is a roadtrip: camping over 200 nights a year, visiting 20+ states, cooking hundreds of meals outdoors, and being awe-mazed nearly everyday--you could say we...

A Hot Spot To Protect McAfee Knob

Catawba, VA: A crisp breeze slices through the air, and puddles fill spaces in the uneven ground as the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers wrap-up a week of 20 Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops, each a part of the McAfee Knob Hot Spot week. The four mile-long section of Appalachian Trail is the gateway for McAfee Knob and its iconic diving board rock. This precipice of rock overlooking the Roanoke Valley is host to thousands of visitors each hiking season. A favorite trail among many people living in the surrounding towns and cities, the knob is in danger of being loved to death. The...

A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear

Whidbey Island, WA: In preparation for attending the Yosemite Facelift clean up we did a little bear research, which inspired us to get the message out about respecting wildlife. Below is digital flip book you can use to refresh yourself on the reasons we encourage you to be respectful to all creatures. Enjoy your world! Jenna and Sam - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team West Leave No Trace’s Jenna Hanger and Sam Ovett are part of the 2015 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of...

How Long Does it Last?

Play our trash timeline activity to learn how long different pieces of trash last for if they are left as litter on the trail. Trash time line Thanks for reading and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer West Central Team Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2015 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, Deuter, Hi-Cone, REI, Smartwool, The North...

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