Traveling Trainers

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

Camp Backcountry, Backcountry Wilderness Area - Littleton, CO

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading fun and engaging Leave No Trace games and activities for campers in the Backcountry Base Camp, located at the Backcountry Wilderness Area, 8,200 acres of conservation space in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Outdoor Optimism: How Your Positivity Helps the Leave No Trace Movement

South Lake Tahoe, CA: We’ve been on the road as Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for 625 days. In that time, we’ve traveled the Western United States, conducted hundreds of events, reached millions of people with the Leave No Trace mission, and visited countless areas that are heavily impacted by human use as part of our Hot Spot Programs. One might think that after spending so much time seeing trash, trail damage, human waste, and other impacts from place to place that we might start to feel down about the state of the world, or that we might start to be pretty...

Three Things You’ll Be Glad You Didn’t Forget on Your Next Winter Outing

Saranac Lake, NY: It’s the middle of a cold winter in much of the country. Here in New York, we have experienced mind-numbing cold, almost too cold to get outdoors while witnessing extreme temperatures down to -25ºF. With temperatures like these, planning ahead for winter outings is no joke, and a failure in the planning process has the potential to result in serious safety issues. To aid in your wintertime outings, here are three essential cold weather tips for your next pre-trip planning session. A Thermos of Hot Tea – Beyond warm clothing and planning for...

EnviroFest - Elkhart, IN

EnviroFest is the region's largest environmental festival celebrating all things sustainable and the Elkhart community. Held at Wellfield Botanic Gardens, the event includes: live music, exhibit booths with local businesses and organizations, a children's activity area and entertainment, food vendors, and a beer garden with a local brewery.

Skills Series: Trash Timeline

Galt, CA: Litter in the outdoors poses a threat to wildlife who may ingest the trash we leave behind. When litter breaks down it leeches chemicals into the surrounding environment, which negatively impacts nearby vegetation and could contaminate water sources. Even trash that is sometimes considered "natural or biodegradable" like banana peels, orange peels, and apple cores can be harmful to wildlife. Trash also creates a negative visitor experience for many of us. Most trash takes a long time to decompose or break down which heightens the chances it can impact the places we love. In this...

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Staff Training - South Lake Tahoe, CA

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are excited to partner with the USDA Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unity to offer an interactive and hands-on Leave No Trace training for Forest Service staff. 

What Is a Durable Surface, Anyway?

Amicalola, Georgia: As avid hikers, we’re extremely grateful for the trails that lead us to amazing views, idyllic campsites and cool swimming holes. And while we might not get out to do trail work every weekend, we can help keep these trails in great shape by sticking to durable surfaces when we hike and play outside. But what exactly is a durable surface, anyway? Check out our video and blog below to learn more about making good decisions when you travel in our shared outdoor spaces. Sticking to designated trails is one of the most important and easiest things you can do...

Plan Ahead and Prepare for the 2018 Hiking Season

Jekyll Island, GA : Road life for a Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer gets tougher in the winter. Gone are the plush days of summer; we're dealing with more wet, more cold, and longer dark stretches outside our tent. While being further south helps - come say hi to us at the Choosing to Lead Conference on Jekyll Island on January 13th and 14th - we're fighting the January blues by dreaming about spring, and the return of hiking season. Here's how we're getting tips, tricks, and inspiration for our own outdoor adventures. On the road, we like to use...

Cope Environmental Center - Centerville, IN

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at Cope Environmental Center leading two fun and interactive programs for the community:

1. Leave No Trace games and activities for Summer Adventure Camp youth

2. Leave No Trace Outdoor Skills & Ethics Workshop for Families - 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Cope Environmental Center promotes the sustainable use of the earth’s resources through education, demonstration, and research. Its 130 acres include 3 wetlands, 2 ponds, conifers, deciduous forest, prairie, and grasslands.


Friends of Nevada Wilderness Awareness Workshop - Sparks, NV

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are partnering with Friends of Nevada Wilderness to deliver this free Leave No Trace awareness workshop for all members of the Reno community. Learn the principles of Leave No Trace through interactive games and activities for seasoned and novice outdoor user alike!