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In Search of Fireflies: Part II

Burlington, Vermont: It finally happened! The lightening bug experience we’ve been dreaming of came true! For those of you who missed In Search of Fireflies: Part I – read here and you will understand why we are so psyched about our lightening bug sightings. Here’s how the scene played out for us: Roland and I were staying at a Girl Scout Camp in Lafayette, Louisiana. The campground was deserted and we had the entire campus to ourselves. It had been a beautiful day with warm temperatures and a cool breeze. Roland and I had just returned to the campground...

Condors and copper bullets

With a wingspan of nearly 10 feet, the California Condor is one of the largest birds in North America. Condors can travel close to 50 miles per hour and cover over 200 miles in a day searching for food. They range from areas near the coast in California to the deserts of Utah and California. Condors can live up to 60 years in the wild and produce one egg per year. The California Condor use to be prevalent all over the western United States, but due to habitat loss, lead poisoning, poaching, DDT, and the abundance of power line accidents, the Condors population dropped to about 22 that...

In Search of Fireflies

Charleston, South Carolina - Stories from the Road: Roland and I have been traveling with Leave No Trace for 18 months. We have been to the East Coast, to the West Coast and to the East Coast again. We have driven over 35,000 miles, been through 35 different states and have slept over 300 nights in a tent. It’s hard to recall all the individual campgrounds, parks, forests, and mountain areas we have called home for the night. It’s a lot – that’s all I know! We’ve seen various lakes, rivers, oceans, trees, plants and wildflowers; the names of which are too great to list. We’ve spotted, seen or...

Bayou Teche Trash Bash and Boogie

The Teche Ecology, Cultural and History Education Project (TECHE) is a non-profit organization passionate about making Bayou Teche a healthier waterway for fishing, boating and swimming. Bayou Teche is one of the most historically and culturally significant bayous in Acadiana, Louisiana and the TECHE Project is an advocate for improved water quality and preservation.

Education in Motion: Where to find the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers in October & November

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, through their free educational programs, encourage people to define their personal outdoor ethic and make educated decisions in the outdoors so we can preserve and protect our public lands for future generations. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are conducting the following training events across the country in October and November. 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...

Fall into Autumn

Midwest, USA: As much as we love the first couple weeks of September - late summer barbecues, cooler evenings, the first golden leaves - we are also aware that September signals the end of summer. It won’t be long before the days grow colder and the nights grow longer as the sun shortens its path across the sky and suddenly we feel trapped indoors, daydreaming of those afternoons spent soaking up the sun. As summer comes to an end, it’s easy to relax into hibernation mode and stay cozy in our warm, comfy houses. However, there is unbelievable beauty to be found outdoors this time of year and...

Free, Mobile Education is Headed Your Way!

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers teach Leave No Trace in 48 states this year. Did you know that the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has a national traveling outreach program that can come to your community? Through June, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers have led over 250 workshops and events reaching 126,000 people with Leave No Trace education. From working in public schools teaching kids basic outdoor skills and ethics, to important outreach at big events such as The North Face Endurance Challenges, Dominion Riverrock – Outdoor Lifestyle Festival, and...

Education in Motion: Where to find the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers in August & September

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, through their free educational programs, encourage people to define their personal outdoor ethic and make educated decisions in the outdoors so we can preserve and protect our public lands for future generations. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are conducting the following training events across the country in August and September. 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...

Gear that Supports Leave No Trace

Did you know the state of Washington is the only state to be named after a United States president? Did you know Seattle's nickname is "The Rainy City," although many cities in the United States actually have a much higher rainfall per year? Did you know many Seattle attractions focus on nature? Visiting Seattle you can whitewater raft on the Skykomish River or climb nearby Mount Rainier, go fishing on Lake Washington, or even scuba dive in the Puget Sound with eight-foot octopi! Seattle blends funky neighborhoods with eco-friendly attitudes, delicious food and lots of adventure. With so many...

Leave No Trace Super Heroes

Did you know the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has 48 volunteer State Advocates across the country?! These hardworking, dedicated individuals head-up a nationwide network of 25,000 volunteers that support Leave No Trace education and outreach in every region of the country. The State Advocate Program has been critical in helping the Center reach millions annually with essential Leave No Trace education. State Advocates act as primary liaison between local individuals/groups and the Center. They coordinate outreach, build alliances and provide education and training in their states...

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