Virtual Leave No Trace Trainer Course for Educators
Instructor: Sarah R. Johnson MAEd
ROE 510, 1 Credit, $170
Course Date: July 20-31, 2020; 8am-10am (mountain standard time)
course materials available June 8 - August 1, 2020
Location: Hybrid virtual course
Audience: Outdoor Educator Leaders
Register at Western Colorado University
Using the unique online alternative format developed by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, this LNT Trainer Course will give participants LNT skills and ethics as well as techniques for effectively sharing these low impact practices with students of all ages. This course is specifically for educators who take youth outdoors for single or multi-day courses. Research has shown that this course significantly improves participant knowledge and understanding of how Leave No Trace protects the outdoor places we love. Participants will prepare a lesson to teach virtually during the course (topics organized by the instructor). This virtual alternative curriculum fulfills the requirements of the standard Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Trainer Course only during the 2020 summer.
*** This course is not exactly 'at your own pace on your own'. There will be specific assignment deadlines, synchronous online meetings/classes, and lots of asynchronous on-your-own activities/readings. We'll be starting with a virtual meeting on the first day of the course, July 20, 2020 at 8am MST. Thanks for your patience as we switch from offering two Western Rivers regular in-person field trip courses to one combined hybrid virtual version in light of Covid-19. Let me know what other questions you may have.
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