Leave No Trace for Every Kid

Incline Elementary School - Incline Village, NV

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading interactive games and activities for 2nd through 5th graders at Incline Elementary School, educating students about Leave No Trace practices and stewardship of their local environment and beyond. 


Leave No Trace for Every Kid — in a Park!

Boulder, CO: Becoming a 4th grader has never been more exciting than since the start of the Every Kid in a Park initiative, at least we here at the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics think so! In an effort to increase access and stewardship of public lands for and by all Americans, the Every Kid in a Park program was created. The program allows fourth graders nationwide to obtain a pass for free entry for them and their guests to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year. If you have a 4th grader in your life, here are...

Cache In, Trash Out

Seattle, WA: Calling all geocachers! It’s time to Cache In, Trash Out (CITO). Twice a year, Geocaching highlights worldwide CITO cleanup events, where geocachers can give back to the trails and protected lands they love to explore. You can join this effort on Sept. 15-23, 2018, when geocachers and community groups work together to improve parks and other outdoor environments. Find a few geocaches in your neck of the woods, then head out into the literal woods for a day cleaning up litter, removing invasive species, building trails, and more. If you’re new to this, geocaching...

Summit Middle School - Boulder, CO

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will teach 7th & 8th graders at Summit Middle School about:

- the decomposition rates of various trash items commonly found on public lands and in public waters highlighting the long-term effects of improperly disposing of these items.  

- identifying our own personal ethics and how that relates to our recreation experiences in the outdoors and the decisions we make in those situations

3 Tips for Protecting Sea Turtles

Hampton, VA: Going to the beach this summer? You may not know it, but the months of May through early October are prime sea turtle nesting season in North America. Right now, there may be a mama turtle laying a nest of over 100 little eggs on a beach near you. Check out our video and blog below for three easy things you can do to help protect these beautiful creatures! Tip #1: Pack up your stuff and throw away trash - It's easy for your things to get away from you on a windy day on the beach, and it might seem convenient to leave your beach chair or sun shade out on the sand...

Thorne Nature Experience - Boulder, CO

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be joining the Thorne Nature Experience day camp on July 11, offering a hands-on Leave No Trace program for campers about respecting wildlife and protecting the outdoors while enjoying it responsibly. 

Geneva Glen Camp - Indian Hills, CO

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at Geneva Glen Camp leading fun and interactive Leave No Trace games and activities for teen campers.


Bigfoot, reporting live from the Girl Scout Jamboree

Flagstaff, Arizona-- Big news on Bigfoot! Our favorite furry spokes-monster turned up at the Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scout Jamboree last month. Here he is, reporting live for Channel 7, on the seven principles of Leave No Trace. Leave No Trace's Joe Besl and Joe Creaghead are part of the 2018 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, Eagles Nest...

What are we even doing here? A reflection on the value of Leave No Trace

Lansing, Michigan - Folks frequently raise various issues when we introduce them to what we do with Leave No Trace: “Shouldn’t you be trying to eliminate plastic?” “Residents of Flint don’t have access to clean drinking water.” “What are you doing about the opening of our public lands to extraction?” As an environmental ethics organization, the wide variety of environmental ethics issues are laid at our feet, many of which are serious and urgent issues. We respond by acknowledging the importance of dealing with single-use plastics, addressing social injustice, preserving public land for...

ELK's Urban Rangers - Denver, CO

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be working with Environmental Learning for Kids' (ELK) Urban Rangers program, educating future conservation leaders about how to practice and teach Leave No Trace. Urban Rangers is a partnership program between ELK, National Park Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Denver Parks and Recreation.