Traveling Trainers

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

Leave No Trace Impressions

As our first week on the road we have already met several nice people enticed by our Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers Tribeca ! People tend to be very interested and connected to the principles of Leave No Trace. We have had people reminisce about their experiences in the backcountry and what they have done to Leave No Trace. At a grocery store in Wyoming, we met a man who was tired of finding trash at his favorite hunting spots. He talked about how important an organization like Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is to help people to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. Another man...

Fall Hiking in the Wasatch Mountains

Twin Peaks Wilderness, UT. This weekend Team West visited former Traveling Trainer team, Jason and Agata, in Salt Lake City. There is no better place to have a Traveling Trainer reunion than on the trail. The four of us traveled up the Big Cottonwood Canyon to the Lake Blanche trailhead. Upon arrival, we were pleased to see signage at the kiosk educating visitors about Leave No Trace practices. Yes, we do see signage at many trailheads, but here we were impressed by what the signage told visitors. Not only did the signage give suggestions on how to leave no trace, it also provided the why...

Flagstaff Academy Visits Pingree Park

Longmont, CO. Team West spent last Friday at Flagstaff Academy in Longmont, CO, working with the 8th graders as they prepare to spend three days at Pingree Park in Fort Collins this week. Flagstaff Academy is a charter school that strives to provide a science-focused, liberal arts curriculum that promotes excellence, teamwork, respect and a lifelong love of learning. As part of their experience, the middle school students will spend three days exploring Pingree Park. The students will be involved with many outdoor activities, including hiking, documentary film making, studying stream ecology...

Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in September

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are conducting the following training events across the country in September. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar . We hope to see you on the road! California: Columbia College - Sonora Colorado: Traveling Trainer Team Training 2 Weeks - Boulder Adventures Denver - Denver Front Range Community College - Fort Collins Adventure Elementary School - Denver Flagstaff Academy - Longmont The North Face Outdoor Nation Signature Summit - Denver Smartwool - Boulder Kentucky: Kentucky State...

Let's Go Camping

Estacada, OR. Have you ever wanted to go camping, but never had the opportunity or not sure if you want to invest money into a tent, sleeping gear, and other equipment? Well, Oregon Parks and Recreation has the solution for you! Families from across the state of Oregon are partaking in a wonderful event called Let's Go Camping. Sponsored by REI, The North Face Explore Your Parks, and Oregon State Parks, Let's Go Camping provides a safe environment for families to come and learn what it takes to spend an evening under the stars. We joined 10 families at Milo McIver State Park, about 45 minutes...

Bigfoot Parties Like A Girl Scout

Albany, OR. Whenever anything reaches 100 years of age, that is cause for celebration. That is exactly what the Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington did over the past week to honor 100 years of rich tradition. During the week, hundreds of girls camped out with their troops near Sweet Home, Oregon for the Northwest Centennial Roundup. There were educational and project based workshops offered four times a day. The event was for Girl Scout Ambassdors, Seniors, Cadettes and incoming Cadettes. There was event a river rafting event for the girls to experience some adventure, too. To add to the...

24 Hours on the Test Track

How much do you like biking? Enough to ride your road bike for 24 hours straight? Maybe trading off with a few of your friends, clocking 500 miles across lap after lap on a two-mile track? What about if it's for a good cause? That's exactly what over 200 cyclists did this weekend at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive Test Track as part of the Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge . Whether riding as part of a team or individually, these dedicated cyclists road to help raise funds for a great cause. CASA represents children who have been abused or neglected in Indiana as they navigate through the court...

No Trace of NOAC

Once every two to three years, over 8,000 members of the Boy Scouts of America descend on a college campus for the week-long National Order of the Arrow Conference, or NOAC . These Scouts are all members of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's national honor society. While at NOAC, they participate in training, competitions, service projects, and fellowship events. Along with our trusty compatriot Bigfoot, the Leave No Trace e-tour team joined everyone at NOAC as they took over Michigan State University. We manned a booth at the Expo in Adventure Central, talking to thousands in a matter of...

Bigfoot Seeing Double

Salt Lake City, UT. This past weekend more than 22,000 outdoor enthusiasts, gear manufacturers and retailers, outdoor advocacy group, and outdoor industry professionals stormed the Salt Palace Convention Center to participate in the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Here is a glimpse of some of the action that occurs over the four day tradeshow. Here Jason Grubb, Education Programs Coordinator, and Kate Bullock, Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer talk to folks as the come by to enter the Great Gear Giveaway. More than 30 companies donate gear for the Great Gear Giveaway, sponsored by...

The Millennial Generation Gets Outside!

Boston, MA. This past weekend, we joined 150 young leaders of the Millennial Generation at the University of Massachusetts-Boston for the Signature Summit of Outdoor Nation. What is the Millennial Generation, you ask? This is the current generation of 12-30 year olds that are faced with a problematic epidemic of obesity and nature deficit disorder. This is also a generation open to diversity, change, and progression. At the summit, participants are challenged to create projects that will increase awareness and usage of outdoors spaces by children in the United States. These projects focus on...

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