Master Educator Leave No Trace Course, Washington DC

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - August 15, 2016 5:00 pm

SCA’s Master Educator Leave No Trace course provides participants with a comprehensive training in Leave No Trace skills and ethics, through practical application in a field-based setting. The first day is spent in the classroom, introducing the course and schedule, providing in-depth information on the overall Leave No Trace program as well as the Center, reviewing gear, and packing. The remaining four days are spent in the field on a short backcountry trip, learning and practicing the principles of Leave No Trace.

Each course is staffed with a minimum of two highly experienced outdoor professionals who are Master Educator Instructors. You will learn Leave No Trace techniques through skits, discussions, and hands-on activities. To practice Leave No Trace teaching strategies in a supportive, educational environment, each participant will teach a short session focused on the seven Leave No Trace principles.

Every participant to complete a Master Educator course will receive a one-year, complimentary membership to Leave No Trace. This membership gives new Master Educators better access to teaching resources, as well as closer contact with the Center for education, training, and outreach questions.

Learn more about LNT certification at


Each of SCA’s Leave No Trace courses will start based out of one of our regional offices. We will have a gear check and a course and route debrief to start the course. The following morning we will head out on course and spend four nights out, with travel time built into the course — each course will have varying amounts of travel.

SCA will provide instructors, food, safety equipment, group gear, and travel logistics for the course.

COST: $650 per person
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