Kids

2015 Pinnacle Mountain Hot Spot

Little Rock, AR--Have you ever been hugged so hard it kinda hurt? Or had your cheeks squeezed because your auntie has "...been missing' those rosies." We at Leave No Trace call this being loved to death and we have developed our Hot Spot program to take a proactive stance to protect some of our favorite areas--like Pinnacle Mountain. This week, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers East Central Team visited Pinnacle Mountain State Park, educating visitors on ways they can lessen their impact to keep the mountain healthy. The West Summit Trail of Pinnacle Mountain is traversed...

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...

Kansas State Advocate - Jay Stires

Oskaloosa, KS: Jay Stires has been bringing Leave No Trace education to the Heartland for the last five years as the Leave No Trace Kansas state advocate. Jay is an exceptional person that not only cares about the outdoors, but also wants to share his love of the natural world with other people. Jay has loved wondering, hiking, and being outside for all of his life and has traveled throughout the country and world with his family. In 2003 he attended a Master Educator course in Yellowstone National Park with the National Outdoor Leadership School he was hooked on teaching and promoting Leave...

Leave No Trace Helps Out in the Office

Bigfoot is our mascot because he has been Leaving No Trace for years. See what happens when he leaves the woods and helps out at the Leave No Trace offices in Boulder, CO. 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 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...

We are on the Road to Somewhere

East Lansing, MI: Have you ever heard the adage, “You can’t know what you don’t know”? It is a truism covering experiences far and wide, but no matter the subject, one hard to swallow pattern within this adage seems to always hold strong: We can not see where we are headed until we arrive . For us at the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, we challenge this stubborn reality and ask you to join us in the efforts. Last week the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers East Central Team attended the National Order of the Arrow Conference, commemorating 100 years of brotherhood and...

Nominate a Leave No Trace Hot Spot

Boulder, CO: Is there an outdoor area in the country that you love and want to see an increase in Leave No Trace education facilitated throughout the land management agencies, guiding companies that utilize the area, and visitors that recreate on that land? Do you have a favorite trail, mountain, beach, canyon, forest, or river that is degraded by litter, trampling, campfire scars, human and dog waste, impacts to wildlife, or inconsiderate visitors and you don’t know how to mitigate these impacts? A Leave No Trace Hot Spot is the answer! You can nominate a Leave No Trace “Hot Spot” anywhere...

Honey, Grab The Kids-We're Going Camping.

Myles Standish State Forest, Carver, MA A mother pulls into the driveway leading up to her weathered, salt-licked home; it is a Friday afternoon in early July. Summer is just kicking off, high temperatures have not yet gotten a grip on New Englanders, and a buzzzz fills the air. The mother of three excitedly escapes the confines of her car and jigs her way to the large door of her home. As she pries the swollen door from its frame, she realizes that this very door has shut her family in, disconnecting them from all that lies outside: the adventures and spontaneities of the out of doors. She...

First Step Childcare Center & Pre-School - Deadwood, SD

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be facilitating an awareness workshop for the First Step Child Care Center. Games and activities will be used to teach the students about Leave No Trace in a fun, interactive, and meaningful session. 

Welcome the new Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team

Albuquerque, NM: Meet Steph and Andy, the newest addition to the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers program. Leave No Trace is fortunate to have them join the team to bring their environmental science backgrounds, outdoor adventure backgrounds, guiding experiences, and teaching experiences. Steph and Andy will be taking the East Coast region, which stretches from Maine down to Florida. They will be right at home since they are native New Yorkers from the Huston Valley and will be able to relate their experiences growing up in the Adirondacks with all of their future groups in throughout...

5 Tips and Tricks for Teaching Kids!

Enterprise, OR: Imagine yourself as a young child attending a community festival on a warm summer day. The smell of barbeque and fried desserts fills the air. You’re eager to see friends and neighbors as you wonder the grounds and gather an assortment of fun knick-knacks from the mysterious colorful booths scattered across a field of green grass. You’re determined to get the coolest goodie from the shaded, name-tagged strangers no matter what it takes. So you start your exploratory trek to collect the prizes, laugh with friends and perhaps to learn a thing or two. And now it’s up to you, the...

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