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Learning the Leave No Trace Seven Principles

Rising Fawn, GA--Learn, remember, and teach the Leave No Trace Seven Principles in a fun and interactive way! Curious about any of the things we mentioned in the video? Take a walk through some of our other Leave No Trace blogs to learn about catholes , rule of thumb , how to leave what we find , and what it means to be careful with fire . See you on the trail! Katelyn and Blake Leave No Trace’s Katelyn and Blake are part of the 2016 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include...

Saving the A.T. at the 2016 Southern Appalachian Trail Hot Spot

Dawsonville, GA: Birds are singing, leaves are budding, and the falls are flowing. The changing of seasons here at Amicalola Falls State Park is the signal for some to start a huge endeavor, thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. The 80 miles of Appalachian Trail in Georgia make up the 2016 Leave No Trace Southern Appalachian Trail Hot Spot. The Appalachian Trail is 2,189.1 miles in length, stretching from Springer Mountain, Georgia to the craggy peak of Katahdin, Maine. A record breaking number of thru-hikers will be attempting the entire trail this year. Over 1,080 thru-hikers have started the...

How Long Does It Last Video

Joshua Tree, CA: How long will trash last for if it is left as litter in the outdoors? Find out in our video. Thanks for watching 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 Pat Beezley and TJ Beezley are part of the 2016 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, REI, ENO, Deuter, and SmartWool.

Taking a Page from the Magic School Bus

Grass Valley, CA—In our line of work, traveling is a prerequisite; but it is not just beautiful vistas and outdoor marvels that reward the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers. Sometimes the wonderful experiences manifest themselves in a shared lunch with another traveler, an out-of-the-blue small town festival, or as in this case, playing a pertinent role in a budding educational philosophy: Expeditionary Learning. We, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers East Central Team, have never before spent time at a school that practices expeditionary learning, but this past week we were...

How to build a mound fire

Oklahoma City, OK: Learn how to build a mound fire so you can minimize your impact on the outdoors. Remember to check and see if it is okay to have a fire in the area you are traveling in. Thanks for watching 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 Pat Beezley and TJ Beezley are part of the 2016 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,...

Top Ten Reasons To Not Practice Leave No Trace

Santa Fe, NM: 10. Wildlife won’t have to forage and hunt for food that is healthy and natural to their diets, so they can now enjoy Cheetos, hot dogs, and marshmallows found in a campsite that didn’t store their food properly. 9. Wildlife like bears and bison will be habituated and easier to take selfies with. 8. All the solid human waste left out on the surface near the trails will make great fertilizer. 7. Future generations will finally know that “Pat loves TJ” or “Pat is the coolest” on every tree or rock that he carves into. 6. It will be exciting and death defying playing chicken on...

Make a Splash

Galt, CA: Sometimes choosing the right path is harder than it seems. What if there is a BIG puddle in the middle of the trail? Would you walk through it? Let's consider, for a minute, the impacts of walking around the puddle and how those impacts might affect us. Lining the sides of most trails are leafy plants, delicate vegetation, grasses, and more--it is this vegetation that will be the first to suffer. As others follow our puddle free route, the vegetation will be trampled and there existence cut shorts...

Using the Thumb Trick: Keep a Safe Distance From Wildlife

New Paltz, NY: Would you like to learn about how we can respect wildlife while we are out on the trail by using the thumb trick? It's easy, make a thumbs up, extend your arm all the way, close one eye, and see if you can hide the animal with your thumb. If you can't hide the entire animal with your thumb take a few steps back and try again. When you can hide the whole animal, this means you are a safe distance from wildlife. Enjoy the trail! Steph and Andy – Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team East Leave No Trace’s Stephanie Whatton and Andy Mossey are part of the 2016 Subaru/...

5 Tips to Leave No Trace on the Slopes

Vail, CO: Enjoy our latest video on how to minimize your impact on the slopes. Thanks for watching 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 2016 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, Eagles Nest Outfitters, REI, and Smartwool,.

A 5 Year Old's Perspective On Leave No Trace

Winston-Salem, NC: One of the greatest gifts of being a Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer is getting to teach the message to the next generation - to see the joy on their faces when learning is just so inspiring. And this week we had the unique pleasure of sharing the Leave No Trace principles with family. After arriving in Winston-Salem Monday evening, we woke up bright and early to take our nieces to school. It was a big day for the four of us because we would be teaching at their school, Ward Elementary, all day long. We were excited to make a positive impression on so many...

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