Learn to travel responsibly and sustainably in the outdoors. This course will begin in an indoor classroom setting at Touch of Nature where you will learn and discuss the history of the Leave No Trace program, receive an introduction to Leave No Trace principles, and make final preparations for backcountry travel. Throughout the remaining days of the course, you will put your new skills into practice during day outings and onsite adventures.
Touch of Nature's Master Educator training has a unique access to a state park, national forest, and wildlife refuge giving students the opportunity to practice Leave No Trace skills in beautiful environments. In addition to hands-on practical application of skills, every student will hone their teaching style by presenting a 15- to 20-minute class on a Leave No Trace topic of their choice. Graduates of Leave No Trace Master Educator courses will have the skills to teach others about Leave No Trace.
Touch of Nature, in compliance with Illinois guidelines, will be operating in groups sizes set forth by the State of Illinois COVID plan. As such, participants will be enrolled in the order that they registered. If group limits become a factor, we will use this order to determine our class roster.