The Master Educator course is five days in length and designed for people who are actively teaching others backcountry skills or providing recreation information to the public. This valuable training is recognized throughout the world by the outdoor industry and land management agencies. The profile of our graduates is highly varied from USFS and NPS backcountry rangers to scout leaders, from outdoor retail executives to school teachers, from college outing club members to outfitters and guides.
Core Components for Master Course Curriculum include:
- Role of Leave No Trace Master Educator,
- Discussion and practice of the 7 principles and ethics of Leave No Trace,
- Discussion of the Leave No Trace Trainer concept and Training Guidelines,
- Overview of recreation ecology and types of resource and social impacts,
- Discussion of Leave No Trace teaching skills and techniques, student learning styles, and development of lesson plans,
- Development of Leave No Trace action plan,
- Focus on interactive and hands-on field experiences,
- Review of the mission and need for Leave No Trace programing,
- Historical review of the Leave No Trace Program,
- Discussion of the role, function, and administrative structure of the federal land management agencies’ Leave No Trace programs,
- Overview of the role, function, and administrative structure of the Center for Outdoor Ethics
Upon succesful completion of the Leave No Trace Master Educator course, each passing participant will receive a copmletion certificate from the Center for Outdoor Ethics.
This course is offered by Rare Earth Adventures LLC through a special Leave no Trace Master Educator Course Provider agreement between the Wilderness Education Association and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.