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Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in July & August

Get Educated! The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are conducting the following training events across the country in July and August. Check out the Team Calendars - sort by Traveling Trainer Team or by your state for the most up to date event listings. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar . We hope to see you on the road! Want the Traveling Trainers to join you for your event or training? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! California: High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy Colorado: Halfmoon Trailhead – Minturn Rockygrass Festival – Lyons...

Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in June & July.

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are conducting the following training events across the country in June and July. Check out the Team Calendars - sort by Team or by your state for the most up to date event listings. For more information about these events or to attend, visit the event calendar . We hope to see you on the road! Want the Traveling Trainers to join you for your event or training? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! California: High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy Colorado: National Get Outdoors Day – Denver Eddie Bauer – Lone Tree Active Interest Media –...

Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in May & June

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are conducting the following training events across the country in May and June. Check out the Team Calendars - sort by Team or by your state for the most up to date event listings. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar . We hope to see you on the road! Want the Traveling Trainers to join you for your event or training? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! Colorado: National Get Outdoors Day – Denver Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride Osprey Packs - Cortez Illinois: Girl Scouts of Central Illinois –...

Life on the Road is Good

Joshua Tree, CA: Everyday as a Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer is always a new adventure - living out of a vehicle provides a very unique kind of freedom that allows us to travel and explore places we never thought we would. Of course, there are trade-offs and compromises that must be made as challenges constantly arise. One aspect of life on the road that never seems to disappoint, are the people we get to meet – new friends and role models in new cities all across the United States! At a recent event in Cathedral City, California, we had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Bridgette Kennedy...

The Situation: Responses to December Situation

Every month in the Center's eNews, we pose a difficult Leave No Trace ethical and skills based situation for readers to comment on. Below is December's situation and a few of your responses. What Would You Do? While backpacking, an older solo hiker joins you. After dinner you notice he has a lot of trash left over, packaging and tin cans. He offers to bury your trash with his. When you ask him why he buries trash he explains he has been doing it for thirty years. How would you approach this "less than" Leave No Trace technique to deal with waste? Here's What You Said...

Take It to the Trail: 8 Tips for Trail Running

In the last 3 years, the number of trail runners has risen by 15.5%, accounting for over 5.6 million Americans running on trails across the country each year. According to Ben Lawhon, Leave No Trace Education Director, “Trail running is one of those outdoor pursuits that, while not entirely mainstream, continues to grow at a surprising rate. You’re seeing it occurring in more places every year such as Grand Canyon National Park, where people are now running from the North Rim to the South Rim and then back again in one outing.” Due to this growing interest and participation in trail...

Inspiring Urban Youth

Colorado Springs, Colorado: With a dry, sunny climate and mild year-round temperatures, Colorado Springs is a great place to explore if you love the outdoors. Nearby parks, such as the Garden of the Gods, feature towering red rocks and beautiful trails. Whether you want to commune with nature, get an adrenaline rush on the Arkansas River rafting, or just slow down and bask in the sun - the Pikes Peak region offers beautiful views, wonderful wildlife and over 350 miles of scenic trails. If you lived here, why wouldn’t you want to go outside and play?! That’s the question teacher, Martha Morris...

Strong Women. Better Future.

Sterlington, Louisiana. Looking to make a difference in the world? Join the Girl Scouts of Louisiana! This weekend Traveling Trainers Dani and Roland spent an evening at the Pinewood Lodge in Northern Louisiana. We had the pleasure of meeting several fabulously ambitious women who are very enthusiastic about implementing Leave No Trace into their on-going curriculum with the Girl Scout of Louisiana, the Pines to the Gulf.The Pines to the Gulf is a charter council with the Girl Scouts of the USA, that serves 42 towns west of the Mississippi River and supports nearly 12,000 girls through...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Mountain Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Mountain Region this year. - Colorado State Advocate, Kristin Libberton, introduced the Seven Principles to 37 individuals as they relate to youth with PEAK modules “How Long Does it Last” and “Trek...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Great Lakes Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Great Lakes Region this year. Leave No Trace Master Educator, Kevin Ayers, organized a 90+ volunteer trail clean-up/signage installation on the Low Gap Trail in Martinsville, IN. The eTour team,...

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