Traveling Trainers

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

How to minimize your impact at a festival

Watch our latest video about how to minimize your impact when you are camping at a festival. Thanks for watching 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 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.

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...

Tide Pools

Redwood National Park, CA: Spending time outside can bring out the inner child in all of us; exploration, discovery, curiosity, and wonder are part of any outdoor experience, an area where the excitement of finding and observing something spectacular in nature is a tide pool. Adults and kids can spend hours (depending on the tides) searching through the rocks and seeing what creatures inhabit this zone. Tide pools consist of a sponges, sea stars, sea anemones, tubeworms, snails, crabs, and so much more. Due to the popularity of some beaches and the accessibility of tide pools (depending on...

Bike Stop Cafe and Outpost - St. Charles, MO

Join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers at the Bike Stop Outpost at 6:00pm for a free educational workshop on how to minimize your impact while biking. The workshop will be an hour long and there will be free educational materials.

Drone Use On Public Lands

Smith Rock State Park, Oregon: Last summer the National Park Service banned the use of drones (unmanned aircraft) in all of their 84 million acres which include: parks, monuments, historic sites, and seashores Drone use has been banned due to safety, noise, and impacts to wildlife. For the most part drones are allowed in municipal spaces as long as they fly below 400 feet, stay away from populated areas, and don’t interfere with aircraft (, 2014). Individual state parks and entire state park systems have adopted this ban as well due to concerns within their own parks. As of now, drone...

How to identify living biological crust (cryptobiological crust)

Zion National Park, Utah: Wildflowers are blooming, cactus and other plants dot the hillsides and cliffs, and everything from bighorn sheep down to chipmunks find food and shelter in Zion. It is amazing how full of life the desert is when you think about how harsh the climate can be in the southwestern United States. A valuable resource that allows the desert to sustain life is living biological crust, also known as cryptobiotic crust. See the picture below, the yellow cylinder is a tube of cap stick for perspective Living biological crust (LBC) is a combination of lichens, moss,...

Pullman YMCA - Pullman, WA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be working with the Pullman YMCA after school program for three elementary schools in Pullman. They will be working with Franklin, Jefferson, and Sunnyside Elementary School.

Citrus Harvest Festival - Highland, CA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will join The San Gorgonio Wilderness Association at the City of Highland Citrus Harvest Festival. The Traveling Trainers will have free educational materials and educational activities for all ages!

Why Should You Take A Trainer Course?

El Paso, TX- Have you ever thought to yourself, what more can I do? Let this brief glimpse of the Texas Parks and Wildlife employee Trainer Course show you how to further your knowledge, while having fun! For more information click Get Involved and find out what events are near you. A special thanks to Ted Pick for the amazing time-lapse. Until next time, Court and Nick Leave No Trace’s Courtney and Nick Bierschbach 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...

The Joy of Teaching Kids Leave No Trace

Incline Village, Nevada: Incline Village Elementary School is a partner of Leave No Trace and their support is shown through their commitment to providing Leave No Trace education to all of their 500 students. Preschoolers up to fifth grade students took part in learning about how they can minimize their impact every area from their local parks, ski resorts, Lake Tahoe, to the wilderness surrounding their community. The kids at Incline are definitely fortunate to live in the beautiful area that they do and their teachers and principal recognize that and want to not only foster a love of the...