Traveling Trainers

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

Roaming Wyoming

We've only been here in Wyoming for a short time and we can see why folks here are staunch advocates for their local places and spaces. Over the weekend we joined Wyoming State Parks at Curt Gowdy for their annual Summer Outdoor Slam, where over a thousand people came out to fish, hike, bike, boat, and camp. The festival style event brought families in droves to try the rock climbing wall, demo mountain bikes by Specialized and Trek, learn how to fish, create art, try some BBQ, and speak with local land managers, outfitters, and shop owners. The weekend focused on getting youth out in the...

Subaru Plant Tour - Lafayette, IN

The Leave No Trace e-tour Team will be visiting our title sponsor, Subaru, to tour their plant and to talk with employees on the importance of the Subaru partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

Team East Visits Coleman Factory Outlet in Lake George, NY

Lake George, NY . Team East, Kate and Tracy, stopped by the Coleman Factory Outlet store in Lake George, NY to, not only interact with customers as they shop for new outdoor gear, but to also check out the Instant Tent, which can be set up in less than a minute! Coleman Outdoors has been a long-standing partner of the Center. They have been a huge supporter of the Leave No Trace e-tour team , in addition to promoting Leave No Trace within the products they sell. They also offer individual members of Leave No Trace an opportunity to save up to 40% off on products available...

What do you see?

A cool running mountain stream or an injured aspen? We've all seen this double edged environmental and social impact. We should too, we humans are hugely visual creatures. Maybe that's why carving one's name into an aspen or birch tree seems to satisfy the old adage 'a crowd draws a crowd'. Carvings tens of years old contribute to new impacts even today. In this photo that rings true, you can see that there are scars of varying ages. Did you know that on national forests and grasslands tree carving is both illegal and protected ? Basque sheep herders recorded their cultural history...

Where to Find the Traveling Trainers in JUNE

California: The North Face Outdoor Nation Signature Summit – Los Angeles Colorado: Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride Georgia: Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia 100 th Anniversary – Fort Stewart Maine: Best Practices Workshop – Damariscotta Maine Island Trail Association and Kennebunkport Conservation Trust – Cape Porpoise Camp Arcadia – Casco Trailspace.com – Rome Rangeley Lakes Regional School – Rangeley Acadia National Park – Bar Harbor Maine Youth Fish & Game Camp – Old Town Maryland: Camp Conowingo - Conowingo New Jersey: Boy Scout Troop 132 – Sicklerville Boy Scout Troop 163 –...

Fourmile Hot Spot Weekend

Fourmile Area, Buena Vista, CO: Checking back after your holiday weekend? Team West hopes you had a fun, safe, and memorable summer season kick-off. We know we did! For your viewing pleasure we've compiled our weekend spreading the good vibes and responsible play in Fourmile Travel Management Area, Buena Vista, CO. There were so many players this weekend, but we intend to do our best to recognize: Friends of Fourmile, USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Stay the Trail, Chaffee County Sheriff's Office and all of those who came out to enjoy...

It is what YOU make it.

On the trails, Utah. Today, mountain biking is one of the most popular forms of trail recreation. Responsible riding is essential to preserve the experiences you work so hard to get to and keep safe along the way. The International Mountain Bicycling Association ( IMBA ) formed to encourage low-impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA also created a standard code of mountain biker conduct, these six Rules of the Trail, recognized around the world are: 1. Ride OPEN trails...

The North Face Role Models with Ultramarathoner Mike Wardian

Peabody, MA . This weekend we traveled to The North Face store in Peabody, MA to meet North Face athlete and Ultramarathoner, Mike Wardian. Mike was at the store to inspire kids and families to get outdoors through a new program called The North Face Role Models. "We at The North Face love the outdoors, and believe that if people are introduced to the outdoors, they will foster a connection to our natural landscapes that will stay with them forever. Our goal is to inspire our next generation of explorers and conservationists by helping them discover nature's playground...

Twin Cities Travels

/*--> */ On the edge of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, the e-tour team got a chance to work with some outstanding students from Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights, MN. Along with their dedicated teacher, these students are helping work with the development of a brand-new nature center and learning about the outdoors and Leave No Trace along the way. During a day-long workshop, we got to talk about all seven principles, some techniques, and how to message the ideas to others both at their school and in the community. Drawing on their study in the classroom of different biomes and...

Hot Spot Happenings

Fourmile, Buena Vista, CO: Yesterday we spent a beautiful Rocky Mountains morning with the sixth graders of Buena Vista, CO. For those in the know, the Leave No Trace Hot Spots program along with Friends of Fourmile have joined forces to bring trainings and awareness concerning the responsible use of the Fourmile area. Our stint with the youth here provided them with the tools to help care for themselves and the environment while playing outside. We talked extensively about traveling and camping on durable surfaces. Way up in the mountains at nearly 8000ft where this community is nestled the...

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