Trainer Course

Repackaging Food to Reduce Waste

South Strafford, VT: Are you getting ready for a trip into the backcountry this summer? Try repackaging food for a simple way to save time in the kitchen and to reduce the amount of trash you will need to carry out. This easy to implement Tech Tip, makes a huge difference in the efficiency of a backcountry kitchen when it comes time to cook. There are many benefits to repackaging food including: Reduced pack weight Reduced total trash to carry out Reduces the chance of dropping granola bar wrappers/bags Portioned meals, making cooking easier! Organized meal selection Faster meal prep If you...

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Boy Scouts of America, Hudson, IL

Course Details: The course will begin on Friday at 6:00 pm with introductions and a history of Leave No Trace. Saturday will bring many fun learning experiences on the Leave No Trace Seven Principles taught by our talented Master Educators and Trainers. Saturday evening and Sunday we will enjoy 10-minute presentations by each of our participants on one of the Leave No Trace Seven Principles. Please note, you will be assigned one of the seven principles prior to the course to provide time for research and preparation.

Meet the Newest Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers!

Boulder, CO: May marks the start to another epic Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer tour! Three new teams are hitting the road to educate millions of people about Leave No Trace practices. At the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, everyone is buzzing with activity, finalizing the logistics for a year of education and life on the road. The Subaru’s are packed to the brim and ready to hit the road. We are stoked to introduce the newest Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers. Without further ado, please help us welcome the three new teams! Team East Central: Amanda &...

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Pinedale Aquatic Center, Pindale - WY

Description:  During this overnight course you will develop a deeper understanding of the seven principles of Leave No Trace as well as discuss teaching techniques and increase your knowledge in helping others discover their very own outdoor ethic. Learn a variety of techniques to help others understand LNT, including games, facilitated dialogue, and other instructional methods. The course is meant for those with a background in backpacking and in good health as we may hike up to 3 miles to establish camp for the overnight trip.

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Red Feather Lakes, CO

Description: This is a BSA Leave No Trace Trainer course which covers the standard Leave No Trace Trainer course requirements plus topics specifically for Boy Scouts and other youth groups. Each participant will prepare and present a short (10 min) lesson. Topic assignments will be emailed before the course. 

Who: Everyone (14 or older) who will be teaching Leave No Trace to others. 

Course Fee: $29 (Includes over $30 of Leave No Trace materials, Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch). 

Saving the A.T. at the 2016 Southern Appalachian Trail Hot Spot

Dawsonville, GA: Birds are singing, leaves are budding, and the falls are flowing. The changing of seasons here at Amicalola Falls State Park is the signal for some to start a huge endeavor, thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. The 80 miles of Appalachian Trail in Georgia make up the 2016 Leave No Trace Southern Appalachian Trail Hot Spot. The Appalachian Trail is 2,189.1 miles in length, stretching from Springer Mountain, Georgia to the craggy peak of Katahdin, Maine. A record breaking number of thru-hikers will be attempting the entire trail this year. Over 1,080 thru-hikers have started the...

Need Duct Tape? Wrap Your Trekking Poles!

Jacksonville, FL: When you head out into the backcountry do you bring along a repair kit? We do, but we always look for ways to cut the weight and bulk out of our packs. Trekking poles offer a perfect place to store a repair kit staple, duct tape. Avoid bring the whole roll (along with the weight) by wrapping some tape around the pole underneath the handles. These rolls of tape can double as a second handle for traversing fall lines when in the mountains. Trekking poles are multifunctional pieces of gear. They can prop up tarps, be used in emergency medical situations, and have been found to...

Backcountry by the Numbers Quiz

Boulder, CO: Test your knowledge on Leave No Trace backcountry recommendations. Thanks for taking our quiz and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer West Central Team Leave No Trace’s Pat Beezley and TJ Beezley are part of the 2016 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, REI, ENO, Deuter, and SmartWool.

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Boy Scouts of America, Springfield, IL

Who: Trainer's class is open to adults and Scouts 14 years or older. This course is open to all! Not just those in scouts. \

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Step Outdoors

Description: During the two days of this Leave No Trace Trainer Course offering, you will learn and teach the seven principles of Leave No Trace and together we will discuss wildland ethics. This course emphasizes skills and techniques essential to minimize outdoor impacts through education and practice. Each participant will be required to present a short (15-20 minute) class on one of the LNT principles or how it relates to a specific activity.