Traveling Trainers

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

A Summer On Bainbridge Island...

...would be magical, but in the world of a Subaru Traveling Trainer you've got to fit that all in a week. We spent this week working with Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation District . These folks know how to get out and play! On Sunday we joined the Outdoor Programs for a hike on the Elwha River within Olympic National Park. This is a special waterway right now because it is currently undergoing a significant dam removal process. From speaking with guides and locals we learned that salmon have already started using the newly reopened habitat. We spoke to the group about outdoor...

LL Bean Turns 100!

Freport, ME. For a century now, LL Bean has provided quality clothing, gear, and apparel to outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Beginning with a single product, The Bean Boot, LL Bean has grown into a multi-faceted business with outdoor gear, home decor, biking and boating equipment, hunting and fishing gear, and they throw one heck of a party! This past weekend, we spent four days celebrating the 100th Anniversary of this great company. We set ourselves up in Beanland, an area filled with games and activities for children and families. People we so excited to try out our game- Durable Surafce...

Have you camped here?

Chances are... probably not. This site is not in a campground near you. It's a dispersed site on the Winema National Forest in Chemult, Oregon. Dispersed camping is just as it sounds, spread out on public lands. More common in the west than the east you'll usually find these lands managed by either the the US Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management. There are varying rules and regulations regarding dispersed camping for each forest, section, or district, so knowing exactly where you are is important. We find that a little internet research time often yields both the specific rules for...

100 Years of Girl Scouts Adventuring!

In Savannah, GA, in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the USA. One hundred years later, that organization is alive and well. While on March 12, 1912, Low assembled 18 girls for the first meeting, this past week in Savannah, GA, we saw over 1,600 girls and adult leaders come together for a Centennial Camporee! At this event, they celebrated the incredible history of the organization, worked on awesome activities, and got to spend some quality time outdoors canoeing, SCUBA diving, shooting shotguns, and visiting the beautiful Georgia Coast. Hailing from over 30 states, these...

A Hidden Gem in Johnstown, PA

Johnstown, PA. On the drive in to Johnstown, PA, one would never expect to find 277 acres of wooded bliss completely surrounded by municipalities. Stackhouse Park is the second largest park of its kind, the first being Central Park in New York City. With hiking and biking trails, cross-country skiing in the winter, as well as a quarter mile long sledding hill, locals and tourists alike find recreational opportunities abound at the park. We explored the park with 28 year Park Ranger Jim Pasco, who shared the beauty of the park with us. We set up shop at the popular Luzerne St trailhead and...

Telluride Teachings

Our 'How Green is Your Grass Campsite Challenge' with Planet Bluegrass at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival was an enormous success. We talked to literally hundreds of campers, and facilitated a contest where festival camps showcased their sustainability, creativity, and cleanliness. Prizes ranged from music CDs and DVDs to Leave No Trace memberships, Grub Hub portable kitchens, all the way up to the grand prize of tickets and camping passes to next years festival. Thank you to all of those camps who rose to the challenge! Your efforts help to reflect the community spirit that stewardship is...

Adventures NYC 2012

The Leave No Trace e-tour visited Central Park in New York City this past weekend for Adventures NYC. It was an awesome day, sponsored by partners of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics including Backpacker Magazine, The North Face, and REI, where we got to talk to a wide range of outdoor users about getting outside, having fun, and taking care of the environment! Saturday in the Park, Quinn & Frank

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

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, as well as the Leave No Trace e-tour Team are conducting the following training events across the country in July. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar. We hope to see you on the road! Want to host the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an event? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! Check out the Team Calendars - sort by Team or by your state! Colorado: Planet Bluegrass Rockygrass Music Festival - Lyons Florida: Boy Scout Troop 5 - Crawfordville Kentucky: Tim Horton Camp Kentahten -...

Acadia National Park Trainer Course

Bar Harbor, ME. WOW! We just facilitated our 30th Leave No Trace Trainer Course since we started working for Leave No Trace. We could not have asked for a more picturesque location to have the course. Acadia National Park in Maine provided a beautiful backdrop for learning about techniques to communicate Leave No Trace and strategies for teaching visitors that come to the park to enjoy the natural splendor of the 'Downeast Region' of Maine. With the help of Charlie Jacobi, a Natural Resource Specialist at the park, we worked with staff from Acadia National Park, including the summit stewards...

Day Campin' in Delaware

Summertime means summer camp, and what better type of summer camp than Cub Scout day camp? On Tuesday, the Leave No Trace e-tour Team rolled into Delaware and visited two different day camps from the Del-Mar-Va Council along with Travis McCormick, one of Frank's Scouting friends and an all-star professional Scouter. With a group of excited Scouts, we explored some of the best highlights of Leave No Trace -- Trash Your Trash and the elusive cathole. Our first visit was to the brand new Akridge Scout Reservation in Dover, a beautiful stretch of 85 acres developing into a first class camp. With...

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