Youth

Nominate a Leave No Trace Hot Spot

Boulder, CO: Is there an outdoor area in the country that you love and want to see an increase in Leave No Trace education facilitated throughout the land management agencies, guiding companies that utilize the area, and visitors that recreate on that land? Do you have a favorite trail, mountain, beach, canyon, forest, or river that is degraded by litter, trampling, campfire scars, human and dog waste, impacts to wildlife, or inconsiderate visitors and you don’t know how to mitigate these impacts? A Leave No Trace Hot Spot is the answer! You can nominate a Leave No Trace “Hot Spot” anywhere...

Honey, Grab The Kids-We're Going Camping.

Myles Standish State Forest, Carver, MA A mother pulls into the driveway leading up to her weathered, salt-licked home; it is a Friday afternoon in early July. Summer is just kicking off, high temperatures have not yet gotten a grip on New Englanders, and a buzzzz fills the air. The mother of three excitedly escapes the confines of her car and jigs her way to the large door of her home. As she pries the swollen door from its frame, she realizes that this very door has shut her family in, disconnecting them from all that lies outside: the adventures and spontaneities of the out of doors. She...

5 Tips and Tricks for Teaching Kids!

Enterprise, OR: Imagine yourself as a young child attending a community festival on a warm summer day. The smell of barbeque and fried desserts fills the air. You’re eager to see friends and neighbors as you wonder the grounds and gather an assortment of fun knick-knacks from the mysterious colorful booths scattered across a field of green grass. You’re determined to get the coolest goodie from the shaded, name-tagged strangers no matter what it takes. So you start your exploratory trek to collect the prizes, laugh with friends and perhaps to learn a thing or two. And now it’s up to you, the...

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Run an Awareness Workshop

Jackson, Wyoming: Wilderness Adventures has trips all over the country and world for pre-teens to college students. With over 80 instructors and 600 participants taking trips down rivers, up mountains, through canyons, and various forests throughout the country, we are proud to have them as an educational partner at Leave No Trace. Last weekend we had the privilege to put on a four-hour awareness workshop for all 80 instructors on how to teach their participants to minimize their impact when they are traveling and camping in the outdoors. Working with WA got us thinking about how important...

Coffee. Money. Teeth.

York County, PA: I stare inquisitively at my grandpa as he pauses before descending the porch’s steps: he is patting his chest, checking the back right pocket of his slacks, and with pulled lips, he begins clanking his teeth... then, full steam ahead. I hop in his truck, closing my eyes to enjoy the sweet coffee aroma that fills my olfactory glands. My brain begins shooting off memories of all the successful trips we have taken together, all the classified newspaper advertisements we have tracked down. A quick jerk to the right and a sudden “Watch your feet!” pulls me back. I stare at the...

Grand Teton Lodge Company

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming: The Grand Teton Lodge Company is a partner of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Thanks to our partnership with GTLC we are able to reach over 60,000 of their visitors and over 1,000 of their staff members with Leave No Trace education. In order to reach the most amount of people possible over the course of the year we have developed Leave No trace specific considerations for the GTLC. Grand Teton Lodging Company- Leave No Trace Specific Considerations 1) Plan Ahead and Prepare · Bring enough water, sunscreen,...

Point Reyes National Seashore Hot Spot

Enjoy our video about the Point Reyes National Seashore Hot Spot. Thanks for watching and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2015 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, Deuter, Hi-Cone, REI, Smartwool, The North Face, and Yakima.

Bob Hazelton- The California State Advocate

San Diego, CA: Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has the support of individuals all around the country that volunteer as State Advocates. State advocates put on a variety of trainings from: Awareness Workshops, Trainer Courses, Master Educator Courses, as well as representing the Center at various events. The Center relies on the state advocates to stay in close touch with the Mater Educators and Trainers in their state to be both a representative and a volunteer coordinator. Bob Hazleton is the Leave No Trace California State Advocate and has a big job, there are over 68 Master...

Singing to Learn

Portland, Oregon: At Leave No Trace we believe in the power of education. We feel it has the ability to create change, and as Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we are lucky enough to invoke awareness and action as well. We also firmly believe that life should be fun and education should be no different. All of our Leave No Trace education is game-based because it's one of the best ways to teach and an easy way to learn. Our education is diverse, engaging, informative, and above all fun! The Leave No Trace Center For Outdoor Ethics offers all types of tools to help you teach others...

My parents taught me that way

Red River Gorge, Kentucky: As Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers we facilitate an activity about why people are encouraged to Leave No Trace or not. The activity is called why I do what I do, and includes nine reasons and ideas for what motivates people to do what they do. One reason that is commonly chosen as a major contributing factor among groups is, my parents taught me that way. This past week camping and climbing in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky with our parents/in-laws we discussed how Leave No Trace fundamentals such as bear considerations, disposing of waste properly, and...

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