Traveling Trainers

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

Leave No Trace Movie Night - Maplewood, MO

Join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for a fun filled Movie Night event! The doors open at 7pm and movie starts at 7:30pm. The feature film will be Vally Uprising from Reel Rock 9! The movie night will be at Schlafly's Bottleworks in the back event room. Admission is a $10 and all proceeds go to Leave No Trace. There will be door prizes, a raffle, and membership specials! This movie is not rated and may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

How To Hang A Bear Bag

When in bear country it is important to know how to store your food, trash, and smellables properly. Watch our video about how to hang a bear bag. 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, Coleman, Hi-Cone, REI, Smartwool and Yakima.

Bears and our impact on them

Campers have a responsibility towards bears. Campers are recreating in a bear's home and need to respect their space, their needs, and behave accordingly to land managers’ recommendations. As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we often will only speak to visitors and students about their direct impact on one bear at one time. After reading Mazur and Seher, (2007), an article on learned behavior in wild black bears, we have come to understand that what one generation of black bears learns about foraging, is passed on to the next generation. If young black bears learn to be attracted and...

Bayou Teche Trash Bash and Boogie

The Teche Ecology, Cultural and History Education Project (TECHE) is a non-profit organization passionate about making Bayou Teche a healthier waterway for fishing, boating and swimming. Bayou Teche is one of the most historically and culturally significant bayous in Acadiana, Louisiana and the TECHE Project is an advocate for improved water quality and preservation.

Second Nature Entrada- Santa Clara, Utah

Second Nature Entrada Wilderness Program will be hosting the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an awareness workshop on how to incorporate Leave No Trace into their therapeutic backpacking program. 

Summit Hut - Tucson, AZ

Visit the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers at Summit Hut.  Stop by and receive free educational information and stickers!

Respect Wildlife - Securing Food and Trash

As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we focus heavily on the Leave No Trace principle Respect Wildlife. When we talk about how to minimize our impacts on wildlife, we stress both keeping food and trash away from wildlife, as well as staying a safe and appropriate distance from wildlife. Typically we end up concentrating on bears for the most part when we are teaching about Respect Wildlife. This week’s blog is about the importance of keeping food from the other types of wildlife out there. We had a chance to visit the Channel Island National Park in California last week and we had to...

Winter Recreation

The season for winter recreation is here! It is time to get out the skis, snowboards, and snowshoes to go out and enjoy the resorts and backcountry areas we love. Whether it is a day at your local slopes or a backcounty trip spent skiing to a hut there are always Leave No Trace considerations to keep in mind. So when you spend time outside in the winter remember how the Leave No Trace principles can help you out there. In order to ensure not only a fun trip, but a safe trip planning ahead and preparing is essential for a successful trip outside in the winter. · Check snow conditions and the...

Selecting a campsite

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces involves making the best decision you can to lesson the impact your campsite will have on an area. You want to make sure that you are 200 feet from water and trails in the Backcountry, when selecting a site. In the Frontcountry you want to camp in designated areas, and stay within the boundaries of the designated campsite. Use your best judgment when selecting a backcountry campsite. Select an area that consists of durable surfaces, such as rock, sand, dry grass, or compacted dirt. Decide if your group would be better off in a pristine campsite, or an...