Activity Information

Hikers

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

03/16/13 (Sat) - 03/17/13 (Sun)

Course
Seattle Youth Outreach


Becca Polglase   (Qualified Youth Leader)

The Mountaineers Kitsap Cabin


Member: $75.00 / Non Member: $100.00
Cancellation and Refund Policy


Beyond “pack it in, pack it out”

Aggressive camp jays, trampled alpine meadows, toilet paper flowers and spider-web approach trails – whether you enjoy popular day hikes or scramble to remote peaks, chances are you have observed many of the social and environmental impacts of careless recreation. We can all learn to make better decisions in the backcountry.

From bear hangs to blue bags - learn about techniques to lighten your recreational footprint and gain skills for teaching others the principles of low-impact recreation during The Mountaineers Leave No Trace Trainer course. Together, participants explore science-based research about recommended best practices and discuss the spectrum of personal comfort levels, ethics and philosophies that determine how individuals make choices for how to recreate in the backcountry.

The Leave No Trace Trainer course follows curriculum established by The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and covers the principles, mission, and ethics of Leave No Trace as well as information about the Trainer's role and techniques for educating others. Participants learn to effectively educate their friends, family, youth audiences and peers about Leave No Trace, as well as lead Awareness Workshops. As the second highest level of Leave No Trace training, course graduates earn the nationally-recognized title Leave No Trace Trainer and receive a certificate of completion.

Course participants will each present a 20-minute lesson on a Leave No Trace principle (assigned before course begins). Participants will be expected to furnish their own camping gear, snacks, and meals.

Contact sarahk@mountaineers.org for information about the course or scholarships.

For High School Students only! This Leave No Trace Trainer course is one of the few offered in the country specifically for teens. The course takes place at The Mountaineers Kitsap Cabin, just 15 minutes from Bremerton, WA. We will camp and teach on the property, which is host to one of the last remaining old-growth forests in the Puget Sound lowlands.

This is no longer open for registration

2 spaces open

Registration closed on Wed, Mar 6 at 5:00 PM