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Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lunch and Learn

Cartersville, Georgia: The Anheuser-Busch Brewery hosted the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for their Lunch and Learn session Friday November 2 nd . During the workshop Pat and TJ discussed how long litter lasts in the outdoors. Here are some common items that are found as litter in the outdoors and the time it takes for them to biodegrade or photodegrade. Paper – 2-4 weeks Fruit Peels – up to 2 years Cigarette Butts – 1-5 years Plastic Bag – 10-20 years Diaper – 10-20 years Aluminum Can – 80 years Fishing Line – 500 years Glass - Forever At Anheuser-Busch Brewery the participants...

Where Do You Love To Recreate?

Before life as Traveling Trainers, Tracy and Kate were public school teachers in Massachusetts. They started taking personal road trips each summer to explore their glorious country. During that time, one region of the country was found to be particularly intriguing. This area found a special place into their hearts. What region you ask? The Pacific Northwest captured their hearts due to its variety of environments to recreate in, as well as, its culturally diverse areas to explore. The fine folks who live in this area are warm and welcoming to strangers. These days as Traveling Trainers for...

The Year of The Girl

Hickory, North Carolina - What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Girl Scouts"? Most likely, “Cookies!” And we don’t blame you, because let’s be honest, Girl Scout cookies are delicious. But did you know that Girl Scouts of the USA has been empowering girls across the country since 1912?! Founded by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential through a myriad of enriching experiences, community services and cultural exchanges. Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts and volunteers and more than 59 million alumnae in the U.S. who...

Boy Scouts of America Outdoor Ethics Conference

Damascus, Arkansas: The Boy Scouts of America 1 st Annual Outdoor Ethics Conference was this past weekend. The Center and the BSA have had a partnership since 2004. The BSA has over 4 million members and 300 councils nationwide, is one of our master educator course providers, and has a national task force to implement Outdoor Ethics within the Scouts. The Boy Scouts of America trained more scouts and scoutmasters as master educators last year, than the other 6 master educator providers combined. The Center’s relationship with the BSA is important for educating our youth. Bigfoot got to meet...

Bigfoot Builds a Mound Fire

Bigfoot finds himself in the North Carolina woods and is chilly. What does Bigfoot do when he wants to build a fire without leaving a trace? Find out on the latest edition of - The Life of Bigfoot. Leave No Trace teaches individuals to enjoy fires responsibly; one of these ways is to have a mound fire. Below are the steps for you to minimize your campfire impacts by making a mound fire of your own! Step 1 – Check fire regulations in the area to ensure it is acceptable to have a fire Step 2 – Choose a spot for your fire that will have the least impact on the land Step 3 – Use a fire blanket,...

Your Project is Granted

San Francisco, CA. What would you do with $500 and 100 water bottles? How does a share of $12,500 to put towards programs that will increase participation in the outdoors sound? Could you use $2,500 to put towards programs that increase participation in paddle sports? All of these possibilities exist for you! Outdoor Nation, a non-profit founded by a community of Outsiders dedicated to reconnecting millennials with the outdoors, hosts Summits around the country, award grants for outstanding project ideas, lead outdoor outings, work with youth, and connect others like us - all in an effort to...

Plant a Seed

As a Traveling Trainer, there are times when certain factors present themselves that keep us on our toes. Sometimes last minute changes to events are made and we have to think quickly in order to adapt to the unfolding situation. In other words, events don't always go as smooth as we would like! The Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers journey across the country and provide hands-on educational workshops and trainings to youth serving organizations, college students, outdoor guides, land management staff and the general public. It is safe to say that each visit is unique and we never know...

The North Face Endurance Challenge - Atlanta, GA

FDR State Park, Georgia: Pain, exhaustion, and accomplishment were all feelings of participants after running in the North Face Endurance Challenge series this weekend. The North Face Endurance Challenge is a series of trail and road races held across the country, which range from a 1k kids run to a grueling 50 miles. The North Face is a proud partner with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and makes a significant contribution to help us achieve our mission, teaching people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. With support from The North Face, Leave No Trace can successfully...

Educate, Connect and Protect

Lakewood, Colorado. During their Colorado Tour, Traveling Trainers Dani and Roland spent an afternoon at Warren Tech - a career and technical high school for Jefferson County public schools. At Warren Tech students can learn a multitude of trades while they complete their general schooling. Dani and Roland were fortunate to meet and work with the students in the Outdoor Leadership Program. Two years ago Instructor and Leave No Trace Master Educator, Amber Deboer, started the Outdoor Leadership Program to introduce students to strategies for outdoor leadership including effective planning,...

We Love the East

Pat and TJ, Team East of the Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers have had an amazing week. Pat and TJ spent last weekend in Dayton, Ohio at the Midwest Outdoor Experience . The festival was full of a wide range of different sports for people to watch and try: everything from whitewater kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, slacklining, and rock climbing. They not only had fun activities, but great music, food, beverages, and vendors from all over the Midwest area. We watched the National Slacklining Championship, Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs, and the MetroParks Mountain Biking Area (MoMBA)...

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