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Leave No Trace Master Educator – Rocky Mountain National Park

Become a leader in caring for our planet.

Passionate about saving the outdoors for future generations?
Want to effectively teach others to do the same?

 

We all have our different reasons but one we can all agree on is that the outdoors is worth taking care of so that many others and those after us can enjoy them too. The Master Educator course is for those that are passionate about just that and want to hone their skills in teaching others to do the same by running Leave No Trace Trainer Courses and Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops.

Although SROM is a faith-based, Christian organization, we promise we will not preach to you. There will be a time at the beginning of the course where each participant will share a little of their own why behind valuing the outdoors. At this time, your instructors will do one talk on why at SROM and as Christians, we believe it is important to take good care of the outdoors. You will always be welcome to ask our instructors more about our particular beliefs. However, no more will be shared unless asked and everything else taught on course will be strictly from the Leave No Trace, Master Educator curriculum. Are you ready to become a leader in caring for our planet?

DETAILS

Course details at a glance.

September 9 – 12, 2020

Arrive: 8 am | Depart: 5:30 pm
Age

20+

Duration

4 DAYS

START & END BASE

Estes Park Visitor Center

LOCATION(S)

Rocky Mountain National Park // Estes Park, CO

Essential Eligibility

Skill Level: Beginner Friendly

There are no prerequisites for this course except a desire to learn and grow. We will teach you the Leave No Trace Curriculum and some tips and tricks on how to teach it in the areas where you are working, guiding, or teaching. 

Physical Ability:

  • Carry a day pack with essentials, hiking 4-8 miles a day 
  • Hike on uneven terrain, in water and on slick rock, at elevations of 7,000 ft. and up
  • Long days, often up at 6 am and in bed at 9 pm

We understand the physical requirements may seem overwhelming, but we find most people with basic physical fitness do great. 

Major Skills Learned

Leave No Trace Curriculum

TALK TO AN ADVENTURE SPECIALIST

We would be happy to chat. Call (307) 755-0642 or Email admissions@srom.org.

Itinerary

An overview of what to expect on course.

ARRIVAL

You will meet your leaders and team at the Estes Park Visitor’s Center in Estes Park, CO. The day will start with a brief orientation as you get to know your leaders and team members. We will have those that drove personal vehicles park in the public parking lot, then pack up personal gear into the SROM van & trailer to enter Rocky Mountain National Park.

Day Hikes

Each day you and your team will set out among the towering peaks and roaring rivers of Rocky Mountain National Park. The day will begin together by taking the shuttle or driving the van to one of the many amazing trails within the park, and along the hike each person will do a short teaching about one of the 7 Leave No Trace Principles.

There, you will experience many opportunities to see how to facilitate conversations with other people on the trails about the importance of Leave No Trace, as well as discuss as a group tips and tricks to engage people in a way to create a positive impact.

A Typical Day:

(times are estimates and will vary)
6:00 AM – Breakfast: cook breakfast with your group
8:30 AM: Pack-up and head to the trail, teaching topics on the trail
Noon – Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a scenic spot on the trail, teaching topics on the trail
3:00 PM: Return to Campsites
4:00 PM: Relax time
5:00 PM – Dinner: Make a tasty dinner with your group
7:00 PM: Family Time – debrief day, teaching topics & lessons
9:00 PM: Bedtime

Departure

Returning to the Estes Park Visitor Center, you will debrief with the team and fill out a feedback survey.  Officially closing the course, you will be awarded with a course completion certificate. Afterwards, you are free to leave or go out for a celebratory dinner* at a local restaurant.

*This meal is not covered by SROM as it is outside of the official course

PHOTOS & VIDEO

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Testimonies of Transformation

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This course was meaningful for me and for us as a mission organization in many ways. I was emerging from the fog-storm of the unknown that God created in my life, and I am now finally clear of the fog. I can’t explain how amazing it is for me to finally have definition for me on the what and the how.

Brit Hancock

Director, Mountain Gateway

Become a leader in caring for our planet.

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QUESTIONS?

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It won't be easy, but it will be worth it.