Outreach

Anything related to outreach, events, training, volunteerism

Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in JULY

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, as well as the Leave No Trace e-tour Team are conducting the following training events across the country in July. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar. We hope to see you on the road! Want to host the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an event? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! Check out the Team Calendars - sort by Team or by your state! Colorado: Planet Bluegrass Rockygrass Music Festival - Lyons Florida: Boy Scout Troop 5 - Crawfordville Kentucky: Tim Horton Camp Kentahten -...

Summer Solstice Splashtacular

This week marks the first day of summer, and summer means beach time. While at Verona Beach State Park in New York last weekend, the Leave No Trace e-tour got to participate in their First Annual Outdoor Extravaganza! Along with local firemen, RV & boat dealers, local environmental groups, and the New York State Parks; we brought the message of Leave No Trace to the many visitors and beach-goers on this packed weekend. Verona Beach State Park is a local, frontcountry favorite for people coming for the weekend or day from the Syracuse, Binghamton, and Utica areas. The park combines camping...

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

If Team West were a donkey, then Telluride Bluegrass Festival is our carrot. For those who don't know, one of Tara and Mark's loves is seeing live music. What better way to ring in the summer solstice than celebrating the sun with an extrodinary lineup of musicians, and ten thousand fellow festivarians? We certainly cannot think of one:) We'll be at the festival proudly supporting our partner Planet Bluegrass in the 5th annual ' How Green Is Your Grass? Campsite Challenge '. Promoting sustainable festivation the contest encourages folks to bring their Leave No Trace ideas to their campsites...

I Would Walk 500 Miles

Back in our old stomping grounds of Washington, DC, the Leave No Trace e-tour made its way to The North Face Endurance Challenge over the weekend. This series of events around the country features races ranging from a half-mile kids race to a 50 Mile Gore-Tex Endurance Challenge. In order to complete this epic quest you need all the dedication, concentration, and sheer physical ability to conquer anything. We were super-impressed by all who took this challenge on! We also want to thank all the Leave No Trace volunteers who helped clean up the festival grounds and the trails, as well as those...

Louisiana State Advocates Focus on Youth Outreach

Peggy Reily and Barrett Kennedy have dedicated themselves to promoting Leave No Trace across the country. They were introduced to Leave No Trace with wilderness volunteers doing a service trip in conjunction with a Leave No Trace trainer course in Yosemite. Struck by the curriculum, the pair went on to take a Master Educator course.. In 2010, the two became traveling trainers. Now Louisiana State Advocates, Peggy and Barrett are focusing their efforts towards children throughout the state with goals to expand the Leave No Trace education to untapped avenues for youth outreach. During their...

Minnesota Master Naturalists

Before leaving Minnesota, the Leave No Trace e-tour had the incredible opportunity to present two sessions at the Minnesota Master Naturalist Conference. This group of high-quality volunteers and professionals are dedicated to the three-part mission of Explore, Teach, Conserve. The Minnesota Master Naturalists work with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and University of Minnesota Extension to ensure that people across the state have opportunities to get outdoors, learn about their specific biomes, and participate in some fun programs and volunteer opportunities. During our two...

Leave No Trace Program Development In Central Arkansas

In January of 2011, staff from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics traveled to central Arkansas to meet with a group of local government representatives, hiking, biking, running and equestrian club members, and key Leave No Trace volunteers. The focus of the meeting was to discuss the possibility of creating a Leave No Trace program for the Arkansas River Trail. The trail is located in Pulaski County in central Arkansas, and runs through both Little Rock and North Little Rock. The Trail parallels the river, stretching from the Clinton Presidential Library west through the Bill Clark...

Twin Cities Travels

/*--> */ On the edge of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, the e-tour team got a chance to work with some outstanding students from Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights, MN. Along with their dedicated teacher, these students are helping work with the development of a brand-new nature center and learning about the outdoors and Leave No Trace along the way. During a day-long workshop, we got to talk about all seven principles, some techniques, and how to message the ideas to others both at their school and in the community. Drawing on their study in the classroom of different biomes and...

Southeast Sendoff!

All over AR . For the past three months, we have traveled all over the Southeast providing outreach and workshops to more than 25 schools, universities, organizations, and land management agencies. All though Arkansas expands our reach to just west of the Mississippi River, we experienced some creative groups that are benefiting from the Leave No Trace Program. We spent three days at Lake Dardanelle State Park , which provides interpretive programs to visitors at the park. Take a look at the photo below: The park rents out backpacks for families looking for interesting and educational...

Yearning for Higher Learning

San Bernardino Area, CA: This week Team West had the pleasure of spending time with two extremely active student recreation programs. We spent Tuesday at Pomona College with their Outdoor Education Center staff and adventuring members. Thursday we joined CSU San Bernardino's Recreational Sports department for another set of campus outreach and workshops. Listening to, and talking with these student driven groups our hopes are that these outgoing members will take up the charge of getting fellow classmates out of doors and practicing Leave No Trace. These recreation programs will provide...

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