Master Educator Courses

Leave No Trace Master Educator Course (Sea Kayaking)

The AMC has partnered with Maine Sport Outfitters to offer this exciting 5-day Leave No Trace Master Educator Course – sea kayaking in Muscongus Bay, Maine. This course is designed for individuals who are actively teaching others backcountry skills or providing recreation information to the public, with a particular focus on sea kayak activities. Through classroom discussions, lectures and a four-day sea kayak trip, this course will cover the seven Leave No Trace principles and discuss wildland ethics, as well as give the participants the tools and techniques for disseminating these low-impact skills to other outdoor enthusiasts. Participants could include a mixture of federal agency partners, educators, outdoor retailers, youth group and outing club leaders, and other individuals. Upon completion of the course, you will be qualified to teach Leave No Trace Trainer courses. The Leave No Trace Master Educator qualification is recognized and valued throughout the outdoor industry.

We will be sea kayaking an average of 3-5 nautical-miles each day over moderate to calm seas to allow plenty of time to cover course material, which we will do both during the day and into the evenings. Muscongus Bay offers some of the most scenic sea kayaking destinations along the iconic coast of Maine. A myriad of islands dot the relatively sheltered bay offering an abundance of route options. The quiet waters of Muscongus Bay see much less motor-boat traffic compared to other coastal regions. Participants should be in good physical condition and be able to paddle a sea kayak for 3-5 nautical-miles per day.

This course is being hosted by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC).

Cost: $835 member, $919 non-member

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