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Top 5 Camping Apps

Hood River, OR: It's a Friday afternoon in mid July. As the big hand on the illuminated clock steadily approaches 5, you start to feel giddy inside (like a child the night before a big field trip) thinking about the camping adventure you are going to have this weekend. A smile builds as you let your mind drift to the vision of a setting sun over the lake, only to be followed by countless stars, and the crackle and light of a campfire. You can.not.wait. As you let yourself stay distracted in this vision for just a little while longer, you relax even deeper knowing that your Subaru is ready to...

Lord of the Mayflies

Susquehanna River—York, PA: Our gaze fixed, our jaws clenched as we marched headlong into a massive swarm of insects. Little did we know, York County had just experienced one of the largest mayfly hatches ever and we, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers East Central Team, were heading right for it. As we mapped the shoreline for the most ideal location to set-up and host our day with the York County Youth Development Center, we found ourselves under attack. One slight movement beneath the languid trees and suddenly, the mayflies would become agitated, descending upon us like a shroud...

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Run an Awareness Workshop

Jackson, Wyoming: Wilderness Adventures has trips all over the country and world for pre-teens to college students. With over 80 instructors and 600 participants taking trips down rivers, up mountains, through canyons, and various forests throughout the country, we are proud to have them as an educational partner at Leave No Trace. Last weekend we had the privilege to put on a four-hour awareness workshop for all 80 instructors on how to teach their participants to minimize their impact when they are traveling and camping in the outdoors. Working with WA got us thinking about how important...

Find your AWE-mazing

Waterbury, VT: Have you ever had an EPIC because you accidentally took the baby shark trail and left your first rest stop without a quick gear check , leaving yourself camera-less after doing the jig to catch your awe-mazing moment? To be sure this doesn’t happen to you, here are a few key terms, ideas, and philosophies to remember this summer while getting ready to hit the trails: AN EPIC: This is what happens when you forget a few essentials while planning and preparing—often ending with picker filled limbs, stubbed toes, and fresh pack tears...

Teaching middle school students how to make a mound fire.

Watch the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers teach middle school students how to build a mound fire and how to make smores. 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, Deuter, Hi-Cone, The North Face, REI, Smartwool and Yakima.

Point Reyes National Seashore Hot Spot

Enjoy our video about the Point Reyes National Seashore Hot Spot. Thanks for watching and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2015 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, Deuter, Hi-Cone, REI, Smartwool, The North Face, and Yakima.

Northen Arizona University and Leave No Trace

Flagstaff, Arizona: Northern Arizona University outdoor recreation guiding program is one of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethic’s proud educational partners. They promote Leave No Trace to the students that attend their trips all throughout the Southwest and the rest of the country. The guides consist of an inspiring group of students that care about the outdoors and want to promote outdoor recreation to the rest of their student body. As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we enjoy meeting people like the folks at NAU who care about Leave No Trace and recognize the importance...

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...

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...

My parents taught me that way

Red River Gorge, Kentucky: As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we facilitate an activity about why people are encouraged to Leave No Trace or not. The activity is called why I do what I do, and includes nine reasons and ideas for what motivates people to do what they do. One reason that is commonly chosen as a major contributing factor among groups is, my parents taught me that way. This past week camping and climbing in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky with our parents/in-laws we discussed how Leave No Trace fundamentals such as bear considerations, disposing of waste properly, and...

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