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.

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Longing for the pitter-patter of little feet…on the trail that is? Well, you should be. Taking kids outside can help them form a lasting relationship with the natural world. In addition, by bringing a kid with you on your next outdoor adventure, you’ll have the opportunity to see your favorite place through new eyes and ensure that someone in the next generation will love that place as much as you do.

Recently we had the opportunity to spend two days doing PEAK trainings with REI employees in Salt Lake City, Utah. PEAK, which stands for Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids, is an educational program developed through a partnership between REI and Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to encourage kids to get outside and enjoy the outdoors responsibly. While we were in Salt Lake, we provided REI employees training on how to lead PEAK activities with youth in their community. You don’t have to be an REI employee to take advantage of this unique program. Anyone who is interested in taking kids outside and teaching them about outdoor ethics can benefit from the PEAK program. To learn more about PEAK visit our website at

1 comment:

Mystial Batwoman said...

Thanks for the info! I'm a mother of three little kiddos here in Utah and I want to bring their attention to the responsibility that comes with playing outside. I have a blog dedicated to taking kids outside...check it out