Monday, December 5, 2011
A Master Educator course is typically five days in length and designed for people who are actively teaching others backcountry skills or providing recreation information to the public.
As of December 2011, there are over 5000 Leave No Trace Masters world wide representing nine countries and 50 U.S. states. 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.
Successful graduates of the Master Educator course have the ability to train others in Leave No Trace skills and ethics, and can offer Leave No Trace Trainer courses (two-day) and Awareness Workshops (one-day or shorter).
While we're not quite finished putting together the 2012 Leave No Trace Master Educator Course schedule, we do have some preliminary course locations/dates as follows:
March 4-8: Sea Kayaking, Cumberland Island Nat'l Seashore
April 16-20: Backpacking, Cullowhee, NC
June 25-29: Backpacking, Cullowhee, NC
September 17-21: Backpacking, Cullowhee, NC
Appalachian Mountain Club
April 9-13, 2012 – Delaware Water Gap, NJ – Backpacking
April 30-May 4, 2012 – Berkshires, MA - Backpacking
May 14-18, 2012 – White Mountains, NH - Backpacking
June 18-22, 2012 – White Mountains, NH – Backpacking
July 23-27, 2012 – White Mountains, NH – Backpacking
September 17-21, 2012 – Lake Umbagog, NH – Canoeing
No change to our course fees. Still $629 (AMC member) $699 (non-member)
March 1 - 5, (Location to be decided), Arizona – Backpacking
April 29 - May 3, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia – Backpacking
May 7 - 11, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah – Backpacking
June 11 - 15, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming – Backpacking
August 4 - 8, (Location to be decided), Minnesota - Frontcountry base camp with day hiking
August 9 - 13, San Juan Islands, Washington - Sea Kayaking
August 20 - 24, Flat Tops Wilderness, Colorado – Backpacking
November 2 - 6, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona - Backpacking
Adirondack Mountain Club
June 25-29 – (Mon-Fri) – Backpacking
July 27-31 – (Fri-Tue) – Backpacking
August 11-15 – (Sat-Wed) –Canoe-based
September 10-14 – (Mon-Fri) – Backpacking
To register for courses, please visit: http://lnt.org/training/mastereducator.php
We are still working with the Ninemile Wildlands Training Center, the Wilderness Education Association and the Adirondack Mountain Club to round out the 2012 course schedule, which we hope to have posted on our website in the coming days.
For more information on Master Educator Courses, please visit: http://lnt.org/training/mastereducator.php