Leave No Trace Master Educator – Zion National Park
The Leave No Trace Master Educator Course is designed for individuals who will be teaching Leave No Trace Trainer Courses and Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops. The Master Educator course focuses on the specifics of running Trainer Courses and covers how to facilitate a Trainer Course, including planning, logistics, equipment, running groups in the field, meals, risk management, and teaching tips for each principle. Through classroom discussions, lectures, and four-days of field experience, this course covers the seven Leave No Trace Principles and outdoor ethics, as well as giving the participants tools and techniques for disseminating low-impact skills to outdoor enthusiasts.
Our Zion National Park Master Educator course is considered a ‘front country’ course, and will generally consist of low mileage each day over moderate terrain to allow extra time to cover course material. Teaching sessions are held during the day and may continue into the evenings. Participants must be in good physical condition and must be able to hike with a day-pack for 2-4 miles per day.
- Review of the role of Leave No Trace Master Educator.
- Discussion and practice of the principles and ethics of Leave No Trace.
- Discussion of the Leave No Trace Trainer concept and Training Guidelines.
- Overview of recreation ecology and human dimensions of natural resources, and types of resource and social impacts.
- Discussion of Leave No Trace teaching skills and techniques, student learning styles, and development of lesson plans.
- Development of a Leave No Trace Action Plan.
- At least one student-led teaching exercise by each participant.
- Focus on interactive and hands-on field experiences.
- Review of the mission and need for the Leave No Trace program.
- A historical overview of the Leave No Trace program.
- Discussion of the role, function, and administrative structure of the federal land management agencies’ Leave No Trace programs.
- Overview of the role, function, and administrative structure of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.
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