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Master Educator Course

Leave No Trace Master Educator courses were developed by the National Outdoor Leadership School and are the highest level of Leave No Trace training offered. 

The Master Educator course is an extensive course designed to train educators and others ways to practice and teach Leave No Trace skills and ethics. The Master Educator course provides participants with a comprehensive overview of Leave No Trace techniques through practical application in a field setting. 

 

U.S. Backcountry Master Educator Schedule

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (LNTCOE) in Boulder, Colorado has designated NOLS as a provider of Master Educator Courses in the United States. Upon completion of a course, participants are registered and receive a one year membership at LNTCOE.

Date
Location
Activity
Downloads
2015
February 12-16 Saguaro National Park - Arizona Backpacking Course Description (pdf)
May 3-7 Shenandoah National Park - Virginia Backpacking Course Description (pdf)
May 11-15 Grand Staircase Escalante - Utah Backpacking Course Description (pdf)
August 6-10 San Juan Islands - Washington Sea Kayaking Course Description (pdf)
September 14-18 Flat Tops Wilderness - Colorado Backpacking Course Description (pdf)
November 6-10 Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona Backpacking Course Description (pdf)
U.S. Frontcountry Master Educator Course
The majority of outdoor use occurs in front country settings such as urban and state parks, open space trails and established campgrounds. The number of day hikers is currently estimated at 47 million and car campers are estimated at 42 million. This extensive four day course will emphasize the application of LNT Principles to the front country setting. The course will be conducted in a front country group campground and will include day hikes. Tuition-$450.00 (There are no discounts to this price).
Date
Location
Activity
Downloads
May 27-31, 2015 Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center - Finland, Minnesota Day Hiking Course Description (pdf)
Course Tuition
Backcountry Courses in the U.S.A.
Standard
$845.00
NOLS and NOLS WMI Graduates
$735.00
Government Agency (U.S. Forest Service, BLM, National Parks)
$705.00
Backcountry Courses in Canada
Standard
CA$845.00
NOLS and NOLS WMI Graduates
CA$735.00
Government Agency (Parks Canada, etc.)
CA$705.00
Tuition includes a one-year membership to Leave No Trace. Membership benefits include discounts on educational materials, invitations to local events, and resources to help you get involved and stay connected.
Scholarship
The David E. Perkins Memorial Scholarship is a full scholarship for an LNT Masters Course. See our scholarships page for more information. To apply, please submit the completed NOLS scholarship form, along with your LNT Application Packet.

 
 

Students who successfully graduate from a Master Educator course will receive a diploma and be qualified to offer and teach two-day Leave No Trace trainer and one-day or shorter awareness workshops.

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