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Teaching in the Center's backyard

Boulder, CO: As the 2015 season starts up for the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program we are busy at the Center. In order to get ready for the year we are packing our cars, gathering educational supplies, tweaking lessons/powerpoints, and planning our schedule. Fortunately, this week we were able to get away from all the packing and planning and spend some time teaching and working in the community. This past week we worked with both the Lyons Elementary School after school programs and the Colorado Mountain Club. You couldn’t ask for a more fun group of kids to work with than at...

Happy New Year

Boulder, CO: It is the beginning of a new year and another chance to make resolutions. The typical new years resolutions are to lose weight, quit a bad habit, or spend more time with your family and friends. We suggest to not only stick with the typical resolutions, but we also want to encourage everybody to add in a Leave No Trace resolution. Here are some examples of how you can resolve to limit your impact on the environment and on other visitors. Here are just a few examples for 2015: · Walk through mud puddles in the middle of the trail, rather then walking on the sides...

Leave No Trace with dogs infomercial

Watch our fun infomercial about how to control your dog at the areas you are traveling and camping in. Thanks for watching and remember to be like Bigfoot and Leave No Trace! Pat and TJ Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2014 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, Coleman, Hi-Cone, REI, and Smartwool.

Subaru of America and Leave No Trace

Boulder, Colorado: We want to thank Subaru of America for their partnership and continued support of Leave No Trace and the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers. Remember to be like Bigfoot! Pat and TJ Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2014 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, Coleman, Hi-Cone, REI, and Smartwool.

How to Practice and Promote Leave No Trace at your School

Jacksonville, Florida: Happy Acres Ranch is a school, summer camp, and afterschool program that is dedicated to including Leave No Trace and outdoor education/recreation in their students’ education. Happy Acres provides kids with a chance to experience their outdoor environment through programs, play, and they also advocate environmental ethics. Programs like Happy Acres have infrastructures to allow for this type of education but, for those that don’t, Leave No Trace has materials, programs, and ideas on how outdoor ethics education can be implemented for their students. Below are...

Choose Your Hot Spot

Now is your opportunity to nominate an outdoor area for a week-long visit from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in 2016. Everyday, people seek the outdoors for adventure, kinship, exercise, solitude, and all forms of enjoyment. Yet the places we have explored and adored for years are impacted by recreational use, some more severely than others. We call these areas Hot Spots –sites that are damaged but that can recover and become healthy again after specific Leave No Trace applications. By identifying and working with Hot...

Wilderness Deserves a Celebration

Kalispell, Montana: In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, west of the continental divide and just south of the Canadian border, lies 2.4 million acres of the Flathead National Forest. Home to lynx, grizzly bear, and bull trout; with numerous lakes, streams and rivers to enjoy, the forest is an iconic destination and an essential experience of the natural landscape of the American West. Within the forest is the famous Bob Marshall Wilderness , comprised of undeveloped areas with outstanding opportunities for solitude and outdoor fun. The fabled Bob Marshall Wilderness was one of the original...

Castles in the Sand

Moab, Utah: The desert landscape of the southwest United States offers stunning scenery and an often overwhelming grandeur in its vast, desolate towering formations of sandstone. The desert holds within it a beautiful juxtaposition of a harsh and unforgiving land balanced and held together by fragility. One organism that literally holds the desert together is known as living biological soil (also known as crypto-biotic crust). It is a living organism that plays a pivotal role in the health of desert ecosystems. It bounds sand together preventing erosion and allowing desert vegetation to take...

In Search of Fireflies: Part III

Huntington, West Virginia: With summer in full bloom and us living amongst the immense forest of trees on the East coast – our search of fireflies has happily come to a close. Fireflies have accompanied us almost every night! Like little fairies dancing thru the grass giving us an incomparable light show as the sun slowly goes to sleep. To read more about our search for the enchanting lightening bug, click here . As our hunt continued - we learned in, In Search of Fireflies: Part II , that fireflies are disappearing all over the world. This is believed to be happening because of human...

Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in June & July

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, our national mobile education program, are conducting the following training events across the country in June and July. We hope to see you at an event! Check out the Team Calendars - sort by team or by your state for the most up to date event listings. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar . We hope to see you on the road! California: High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy Colorado: Ragnar Trail Relay – Snowmass Snowmass Mammoth Fest – Snowmass Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride Maroon Lake Trailhead Outreach...

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