Master Educator

Leave No Trace Skills: Using a Fire Pan

Brevard, NC: The winter winds are still afloat, even with a warm summer’s breeze meandering aloft in the Pisgah high country. The mountains are beautiful here; rivers with tumbling waterfalls, cascading over rock ledges. Pines and rhododendrons are filling in the underbrush. The granite dome of Looking Glass towers above the valley floor. As we camp along a ridgeline we ask ourselves, “should we even have a campfire here”? Campfires while on an overnight trip are so important, to so many people. When rules and regulations allow it and the fire danger is low, having a campfire is a great way...

Leave No Trace Master Educator Course - Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

For five days in this rich ecosystem you will learn and teach the principles of Leave No Trace and discuss wildland ethics. Your group will be a mixture of federal land management agency personnel, outdoor educators, guides and outfitters, outdoor retailers, youth group leaders and private individuals.

Cost: $845

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Leave No Trace Master Educator Course - Holy Cross Wilderness Area, CO (Backpacking)

For five days in this rich ecosystem you will learn and teach the principles of Leave No Trace and discuss wildland ethics. Your group will be a mixture of federal land management agency personnel, outdoor educators, guides and outfitters, outdoor retailers, youth group leaders and private individuals. Courses are instructed by two NOLS instructors who are both Leave No Trace Master Educators. 

Cost: $845

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Leave No Trace Master Educator Course - San Juan Islands, WA (Sea Kayaking)

For five days in this rich ecosystem you will learn and teach the principles of Leave No Trace and discuss wildland ethics. Your group will be a mixture of federal land management agency personnel, outdoor educators, guides and outfitters, outdoor retailers and private individuals. Courses are instructed by two NOLS instructors who are both Leave No Trace Master Educators. 

Cost: $845

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Leave No Trace Master Educator Course - Yellowstone National Park, WY (Backpacking)

For five days in this rich ecosystem, you will learn and teach the principles of Leave No Trace and discuss wildland ethics. Your group will be a mixture of federal agency personnel, outdoor educators, guides and outfitters, outdoor retailers and private individuals. Courses are instructed by a NOLS instructor and agency instructor from the National Park Service (NPS), both of whom are Leave No Trace Master Educators.  

Cost: $845

Leave No Trace Master Educator Course - Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT (Backpacking)

You will spend five days in this rich ecosystem learning how to teach the principles of Leave No Trace and discussing wildland ethics. Your group will be a mixture of federal agency personnel, outdoor educators, guides and outfitters, outdoor retailers and private individuals. Courses are instructed by a NOLS instructor who is also a Master Educator. 

Cost: $845

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Leave No Trace Master Educator Course - Shenandoah National Park, VA (Backpacking)

You will spend five days in this rich ecosystem learning how to teach the principles of Leave No Trace and discussing wildland ethics. Your group will be a mixture of federal agency personnel, outdoor educators, guides and outfitters, outdoor retailers and private individuals. Courses are instructed by a NOLS instructor and an instructor from the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC), both of whom will be Leave No Trace Master Educators. 

Cost: $845

What Should be Stored Inside of a Bear Canister?

Harrisonburg, VA: It may still be winter but we are starting to plan for our spring backpacking trips. Spring is a wonderful time of the year to get outdoors but also a really important time to respect wildlife. Bears will be waking from their winter hibernation and no doubt, will be looking for food and anything that may smell like it. Bear canisters are an easy to way to protect bears from eating our human food. Feeding bears (even accidentally) leads to habituation, and habituation with food conditioning leads to relocation or even euthanasia; just like the infamous saying goes, “A fed...

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