Traveling Trainers

Any information pertaining to the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program

#OptOutside this Friday

Overland Park, KS: Each year, half of Americans don’t experience the outdoors at all. No fishing or hiking. No climbing or biking. No paddling around the lake and no picnics at the park. Yikes! That alarming stat comes from our friends (and partners) at REI, who are hoping to change our increasingly indoor culture with their #OptOutside initiative , which returns November 23. Somehow, the day after Thanksgiving became a consumer free-for-all, where Americans flock to the stores instead of the outdoors. But REI will again shut its doors on Black Friday, encouraging its...

Applicants Wanted! 2019 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers

Boulder, CO: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics seeks two dynamic, tech savvy, extroverted teams of educators for Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer positions for the contract period mid-April 2019 through mid-April 2020. Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers must be passionate educators, skilled communicators and content creators, and ready to live, work, and thrive on the road. Only pre-paired teams of two will be considered. As Traveling Trainers, teams live on the road, camp 100-200 nights a year, and deliver...

Wilderness words: Pothole

Escalante, UT: A pothole is like a miniature oasis. Confused? We're not talking about the pits you find in a parking lot, but the pools you find in the desert. Watch the video above to learn more about this second type of pothole. Leave No Trace's Joe Besl and Joe Creaghead are part of the 2018 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,...

Grass Valley Elementary School - Winnemuca, NV

In partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading fun and interactive Leave No Trace programs for youth of various grade levels at Grass Valley Elementary School in Winnemucca, Nevada.

 

Cowabunga! Fall Leaves and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Charlottesville, Virginia: Why should leaves on the trees get all the glory? Fallen leaves are good for more than jumpfests – they’re actually ecological powerhouses. As far as the TMNT connection, well, as Master Splinter would say, you must trust us and be patient (and read this blog). 1. In a beautiful example of the circle of life, dead leaves decompose and add nutrients to the soil, such as nitrogen, calcium, and potassium. Trees soak up these nutrients and minerals from the ground; many of which end up (cue the Lion King soundtrack) back...

How To Leave No Trace While Caving

Carlsbad, New Mexico: Caves are incredibly unique and beautiful natural ecosystems. They offer a look into geologic history, specially adapted wildlife, and exploration in a challenging and foreign environment. However, these places can be extremely fragile and sensitive to human impact, making it super important to practice Leave No Trace. Here are some specific Leave No Trace tips to consider for a trip underground. 1. A trip into a cave system will take considerably more planning and preparation than a regular recreation trip. Consider joining a grotto to...

Echo Canyon Trailhead, Camelback Mountain - Phoenix, AZ

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be educating hikers at the popular Echo Canyon Trailhead the morning of November 8.

Family Camping in the Park - Maricopa, AZ

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading fun and interactive Leave No Trace games and activities during the Family Camping in the Park campout on November 9.

 

Bigfoot Goes To The Boundary Waters

Even Bigfoot needs a vacation every once in a while. And where does he go? The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, that's where! Have you ever been to this incredible place? Learn how you can Leave No Trace while you are at the Boundary Waters on our blog. Leave No Trace's Erin Collier and Brice Esplin are part of the 2018 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, Eagles Nest Outfitters, Deuter, Thule, Taxa and Klean Kanteen.

Phoenix Summit Challenge Pick-up & Expo - Phoenix, AZ

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be joining the Phoenix Parks & Recreation Dept. to educate Phoenix Summit Challenge participants about how to protect the outdoors and minimize impacts while on the course and beyond.

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