Trainer Courses

Leave No Trace – Virtual Trainer Course

Audience: Outdoor Educator Leaders (adults, 18 years+)

Course Date: January 31-February 8, 2022; Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30pm-6:00pm (MST, GMT-7); Pre-course materials available January 26, 2022

Using the unique online alternative format approved by the Leave No Trace organization, this Leave No Trace Trainer Course will dive into the the ‘why’ of Leave No Trace skills and ethics as well as spend considerable time with techniques for effectively facilitating learning opportunities to share these low impact practices with students of all ages. A lens of equity and inclusion will be embed throughout the entirety of the course. This course is ideal for outdoor leaders who have knowledge of the Leave No Trace principles and take people of all ages outdoors for single or multi-day courses. Participants will prepare a lesson to teach virtually during the course (topics will be selected by participants on the first day of the course). A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as wildland ethics will be incorporated into this virtual training.

Participants will receive Leave No Trace Trainer credentials and will have the tools they need to offer Leave No Trace Awareness Courses and teach Leave No Trace widely. Certificate of professional development training hours will also be offered to participants.

Prepare to complete 10 hours of online zoom course meetings and 12 hours of additional course pre-work and homework.

Participants are encouraged (not required) to purchase the Leave No Trace Educator Toolkit prior to the course beginning. Purchasing at least one of the teaching books is helpful for participants.

*** This course is not ‘at your own pace, on your own’. There will be specific assignment deadlines, synchronous online meetings/classes, and lots of asynchronous on-your-own activities/readings. The zoom course meetings are interactive and engaging and rely on participants full engagement through breakout rooms, editable google slides, padlets, and other online learning tools.

Cost: Starts at $179

Click here to read all details and to register.

Contact: Sarah Johnson,

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