Leave No Trace Trainer Course
4 p.m. Friday through 4 p.m. Saturday
College and community members ages 15 to adult with outdoor experience and knowledge of ecology.
Early registration (before Feb. 10)
$65: LC students and employees
Late registration (after Feb. 10)
$85: LC students and employees
(Registration fee also covers course materials)
Included in course
The Outdoor Leadership Program at Lynchburg College offers a trainer course in Leave No Trace practices and ethics to increase your level of expertise and confidence in teaching Leave No Trace skills and philosophies.
Through focused activities and hands-on field experiences, you will be introduced to concepts, practices, and methods that will advance your knowledge of Leave No Trace subjects. You will expand your range of minimal and low-impact skills and gain a greater ability to model and present the seven Leave No Trace principles to others.
Each participant will present a five- to 10-minute presentation on a pre-selected topic while in a campsite, trail or river environment.
On completion of this course, you will be registered as a Leave No Trace trainer with the national Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and will receive a certificate of course completion.
To participate, you should be an experienced hiker, camper, and have an interest in ecology.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements & Expectations
Personal gear, shoes, boots, sleeping bags, clothing are on your own. (All group gear, such as stoves, cooking equipment, and water treatment will be supplied.) At the time of registration, you will receive a planning packet that will include a detailed packing list.
You should eat lunch in advance, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast will be provided as a community preparation and meal.
You are required to stay overnight in the campground facilities.
LC Outdoor Leadership Program coordinator Paul Stern is a Leave No Trace Master Educator and adjunct faculty in the outdoor recreation minor. Other instructors are student staff members of the Lynchburg College Outdoor Leadership Programs who are Leave No Trace Trainers.