The Master Educator course is an extensive experience designed to immerse participants in Leave No Trace skills and ethics through hands on practice and teaching. The course provides participants with a comprehensive overview of Leave No Trace techniques through practical application in a backcountry setting. Students who successfully graduate from this course will receive a certificate and will be qualified to offer and teach two-day Leave No Trace Trainer courses as well as shorter Awareness Workshops. Touch of Nature, in compliance with Illinois guidelines, will be operating in group sizes set forth by the State of Illinois COVID plan. As such, food and lodging will not be included with your registration. This allows us to cut our expenses and still follow safety protocols. Participants will be enrolled in the order that they have registered.
Touch of Nature’s 3,100 acres, located approximately 8 miles south of the main Southern Illinois University campus on Giant City Road, offers access to Little Grassy Lake and is bordered by Giant City State Park and Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.