Today’s young people learn a lot of their Leave No Trace education from schools, camps, scouting programs and other youth-serving organizations that take them into the outdoors. Parents and caretakers—you can also play a tremendous role in shaping Leave No Trace education for your kids! The resources below will help to equip you with lots of games, activities and curriculum that you can use at home to keep Leave No Trace relevant in your child’s life.
Foundational Education: The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace
Although Leave No Trace can seem like a big idea, there is a pretty easy way to remember the main concepts, and it’s called the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace. You’ll notice that we don’t call them rules, that’s because they’re not! The principles are guidelines to help us make decisions when we’re in the outdoors, and they’re there to help us do the best we can.