Currently in its 12th year, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, 2 teams of professional outdoor educators, have reached over 10 million people in 48 states with Leave No Trace education and training.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Applicants Wanted!


SALARY: Monthly salary plus all travel expenses, gear, and apparel for life on the road.
CLOSING DATE: January 8th, 2008
Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers
Leave No Trace
P.O. Box 997
Boulder, CO 80306
-OR- (subject: Traveling Trainers)


Leave No Trace is seeking a dedicated, savvy, dynamic team of educators (only teams of two are accepted as applicants) for seasonal traveling positions. Leave No Trace is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of natural lands worldwide by all people. The Traveling Trainers travel throughout the U.S. teaching and promoting minimum impact techniques to outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers reach millions of individuals annually, promoting stewardship of the outdoors, and supporting active lifestyles. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers program is an established, well-respected education and outreach program that is in high demand across the country.

Couples and pre-paired teams only apply. We will not place individuals in a team.

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, sponsored by Subaru, represent the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics as goodwill ambassadors. The teams will present special programs for diverse groups such as youth serving organizations, land managers, students, hiking, bicycling, climbing and other user groups, outdoor retailers, and general public. Scheduled stops include trade and consumer shows, special events, trail projects, volunteer events, and other related events. Throughout the season, the team will keep a monthly on-line journal and communicate regularly with those interested in learning more about Leave No Trace. Teams must represent the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program, and Subaru of America in a positive and professional manner at all times.

Team members will be outfitted with apparel, equipment and supplies necessary for teaching and camping, as well as communicating electronically. Compensation package includes food and lodging expenses, and monthly salary. Part time employment (6.5 months) and travel will begin without exception, March 14th, 2008 and run through September 2008.

Education and Technical Requirements
* Bachelor Degree in a related field and at least two-years of teaching experience
* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
* Recommended outdoor recreation skills set include: hiking, backpacking, canoeing/kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, winter sports, trail running, travel with pack stock, etc.
* Current Basic First Aid and CPR certification (Wilderness First Responder or WEMT preferred)
* Formal Leave No Trace Training (Master Educator preferred)
* Availability to travel without exception, continuously from early to mid March 2008 through September 2008
* Personal budgeting and expense tracking skills
* Macintosh computer and digital camera proficiency

Leadership and Interpersonal Requirements:
* Direct experience teaching, guiding and instructing (outdoor settings preferred)
* High level of motivation, energy, creativity and professionalism
* Charismatic and entertaining public speaking and verbal communication skills
* Ability to deal with an evolving and sometimes unpredictable itinerary
* Excellent time-management skills

For more information, visit

To apply please submit the following by 1/8/08
1. A joint cover letter, 2 page maximum
2. Resumes for each team member, 2 page maximum per person
**other information and/or material are not necessary or accepted

Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program
C/O Leave No Trace
PO Box 997
Boulder Co, 80306

No calls please
Leave No Trace is an equal opportunity employer.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Back to Our Old Stomping Grounds.

After spending the last eight months talking with thousands of people about Leave No Trace, we decided to spend a little more time talking with students at Southeast Missouri State University about Leave No Trace. We joined Dr. Tom Holman and one of his outdoor recreation classes for a weekend backpacking/Trainer Course trip in the Shawnee National Forest. In the first picture, bottom center, is Tom Holman. Top middle is TJ Goldsberry, student instructor. Both are Leave No Trace Trainers. Tom and TJ have been a great advocates for Leave No Trace. Tom is also playing a huge role in developing the outdoor recreation program at Southeast Missouri State University. This was the fourth Trainer Course he has hosted. He recently hosted a Wilderness First Responder Course and is working on putting together a Master Educator Course.

When we returned to Cape Girardeau, Missouri after our travels we were greeted by our biggest fans Arnie and Aspen. We have been spending every moment we can with them to try and make up for missed time.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

End of the Season

We returned to Boulder in mid-October to the friendly faces in the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethcis. After catching up on all the happenings at the office and in Boulder we spent some time doing office work and of course spent some time hiking. We were able to take one last hike with North and Ella before they hung up their Traveling Trainer hats(Bye guys, we hope your next adventures will be as fun as your Traveling Trainer adventures).

After a week and a half of office work we had the opportunity to sit in on the fall Board Meeting. What a great experience! To see these board members devoting their time to Leave No Trace was very inspiring. We really appreciate all the hard work that everyone on the board donates to the Leave No Trace organization.

As we prepare for a couple of months off before another season on the road we just wanted to say good-bye to Dusty & Amy and North & Ella. We will miss you guys next year and we hope to see you on the road where ever you end up.