Monday, December 5, 2011

2012 Preliminary Master Educator Course Schedule

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:

Landmark Learning

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:

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:

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