Traveling Trainers

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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)...

Three Cheers For Our Partners! Hip, Hip, Hooray…

Santa Barbara, California. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a relatively small 501c-3 nonprofit organization. At the national headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, we have a staff of 9 full time employees and three teams of dynamic educators that travel the country and teach the skills and ethics of leave no trace. Despite our small stature, we are able to influence millions of people worldwide to make good decisions in the outdoors. The Center provides information and skills that are critical in preserving the integrity of lands shared by the public for future generations to...

Staying Safe in Bear Country

Maroon Bells, Snowmass Wilderness - Aspen, Colorado This past weekend Traveling Trainers Dani and Roland went on an adventure in colorful Aspen, Colorado. Located in the Snowmass Wilderness of the White River National Forest are a group of peaks that stand out among the rest called Maroon Bells, also known as “The Deadly Bells” among the climbing community. Unlike other mountains in the Rockies composed of granite and limestone, the Bells are composed of weak, unstable sedimentary mudstone with a distinctive maroon color. A glimpse of the Bells from Maroon Creek Valley is an unbelievable...

The University of Wisconsin - River Falls Trainer Course

Pat and TJ, Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, spent two days with students from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Twelve students partook in a Leave No Trace Trainer Course and all become Leave No Trace Trainers. This is an excellent group of people to add to the large list of Trainers. This event was another reminder to Pat and TJ about how fortunate they are to get to travel and work with people around the country. The course was held an hour away from River Falls at Interstate State Park in Wisconsin. Interstate has miles of trails, climbing areas, beautiful geologic...

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

Where are the Traveling Trainers? The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are conducting the following training events across the country in October. 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! Arkansas: Boy Scouts of America National Outdoor Ethics Conference - Little Rock California: San Luis Obispo Community Workshop - San Luis Obispo Santa Barbara...

"Don't Bust the Crust" at New Emerson Elementary School

Grand Junction, Colorado. Traveling Trainers Dani and Roland spent the day at New Emerson Elementary School in Grand Junction, Colorado, with students ranging from Kindergarden to 5th grade. New Emerson School operates in a culture where all students are engaged in a relevant, nurturing and challenging curriculum. The school is minutes away from Colorado National Monument where towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau of canyon panoramas - with that being said, the students of New Emerson are young outdoor enthusiasts who love to play outside! Through out the school day, we laughed and...

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...

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