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The Festy Experience

Roseland, Virginia: In just four short years, The Festy Experience has become a distinguished and much anticipated musical event. The Festy Experience at Devils Backbone Concert Grounds in Roseland, Virginia boasts an impressive music lineup, superior local food, family-friendly activities and delightful fall camping in the idyllic Blue Ridge Mountains. The Festy Experience is hosted by the Infamous Stringdusters in partnership with The Artist Farm and Cerberus Productions. This year’s line-up included Railroad Earth, JJ Grey and Mofro, The John Scofield Uberjam Band, Chris Thile and Michael...

Educators Creating a Better Tomorrow

River Falls, Wisconsin: In 2011, the Outdoor Education minor program in the Health and Human Performance Department at the University of Wisconsin River Fall become an Educational Partner of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Becoming an educational partner of Leave No Trace provides UWRF access to a variety of resources, training, and educational information, while also providing support to the leading organizational advocate for sustainability education around the world. As one initial benefit of this partnership, UWRF Outdoor Education students enrolled in the Foundations of...

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...

The Palouse- WSU and U of I

This past week we spent time teaching in the Palouse region of the Northwest, specifically Moscow, Idaho and Pullman, Washington. The Palouse is located in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. The rolling fields of wheat and lentils encompass the area with Mountains and rivers surrounding the region. The college town communities of Moscow and Pullman consist of large numbers of students and locals that take advantage of the amazing outdoor resources the Palouse has to offer. Washington State University Outdoor Recreation Department is a proud partner of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor...

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle boarding is the new fun outdoor water sport activity. Standing on an oversized surfboard, either inflatable of made of plastic, people can travel across lakes, down whitewater rivers, and paddle in the ocean waves. SUP is growing in popularity, according the to the Outdoor Industry association, over 1.24 million people stand up paddle boarded in 2012 and the sales for stand up paddle boards has doubled over the past year from 75,000 boards to 150,000 boards. It is not hard to see why SUP is so popular; it is a great workout, easy, and a fun way to get out and enjoy the...

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...

Guide to a Smooth Road Trip

Long days and warm nights, friends, memories that will stick like glue, and smiles at every bend...Summer is in full swing and that means it's time to get outside and explore, and what better way is there to discover and soak in all of the sun drenched beauty of the good ol' U.S. of A. than a road trip. Whether it's hiking alpine lakes, biking adventures, climbing projects, trail running endeavors, or family camping trips you love, there is no better time than the present to jump in the car and go! As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, we're obsessed with adventure and teaching others...

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