Master Educator Courses

Leave No Trace Master Educator Course – Landmark Learning

The Leave No Trace Master Educator course provides participants with a comprehensive overview of Leave No Trace skills and ethics through practical application in a field-based setting. Students will practice LNT teaching strategies by delivering a planned lesson. The Master Educator course prepares students to deliver 2 day Leave No Trace Trainer courses and 1 day or shorter Awareness Workshops. It is run either as a Backcountry course or a Basecamp course.

Backcountry course: Consists of a combination of a 1 day classroom component, 3 day/2 night field component, and 1 day community outreach program.

Basecamp course: Consists of basecamping at Landmark’s Downstream Campus and daily travel to different field locations (rivers, trails, bike paths, etc) for day trips to observe, enjoy, and learn on private lands, county and state lands, and national land management systems all within an hour of the Downstream Campus. The course culminates in the 1 day community outreach program.

*COVID Note: Due to the pandemic, the community outreach program may be canceled for certain courses, reducing the course length to 4 days. Proper mask usage (we will issue KN95 masks to students arriving without them), distancing, hygiene and handwashing, and arriving with a negative COVID test result within 5 days of your course start date will be required until further notice.

Find a full course description, gear lists, expectations, and more here.

Sponsor: Roanoke Parks and Recreation, Carver’s Cove, VA

Course Host: Susan Herndon-Powell

Course Type: Backcountry, hiking

Dates: April 20-23, 2021

Register here.

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