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Event:   Leave No Trace Trainer Course   
Start Date:   Saturday, October 14, 2017
End Date:   Sunday, October 15, 2017
Time:   All Day
Location:   Camp Pollock
Limit:   12 people
Deadline:   10/7/2017
   

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be facilitating a Leave No Trace Trainer Course through the Sacramento Valley Conservancy on October 14-15, 2017. 

DESCRIPTION: A Leave No Trace Trainer Course is a modified version of the 5-day Leave No Trace Master Educator Course, and a great way for individuals to learn the ins and outs of the Leave No Trace minimum impact program. Like Master Educator Courses, 2-day Leave No Trace Trainer Courses emphasize skills and techniques essential to both teaching and practicing Leave No Trace. This course is designed for individuals who will be teaching Leave No Trace, and those who want to deepen their understanding of the science behind the Leave No Trace Seven Principles. Through lectures, discussion, interactive activities, and a two-day outing which includes one night in the field, this course will give participants tools and techniques to further define their outdoor ethic, while learning Leave No Trace skills to pass along to others. Note - Leave No Trace Trainer Courses are not intended to teach basic travel, camping or other outdoor skills.

BEGINS: 9AM on Day 1

ENDS: 4PM on Day 2

INSTRUCTORS: Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers

COURSE COSTS: $95 Per Person - includes one year membership to Leave No Trace, dinner on Day 1, breakfast and lunch on Day 2, and education materials for the course, and a one year membership to Leave No Trace. Overnight camping for 2 nights at Camp Pollock are included. One night in the field is required. Cancelations will not be refunded.

LEARN & EARN free Camping!  - Take this training and implement it at your next Camp Pollock Youth Overnight Camping trip and SVC will cover the overnight fee for up to 25 youth campers, that's a $75 value! We are committed to teaching today's youth how to be tomorrow's environmental stewards. (One 'Learn & Earn' credit is available per group. The leader that attends on behalf of your group must implement LNT training at the credited outing. Restrictions apply.)

GROUP SIZE: Minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of 12. This includes the 3:1 youth to adult ratio policy. Any course participants under the age of 18 is required to have an adult chaperone who is a paid participant on the course and whom agrees to be in charge of that youth.

CURRICULUM: A Leave No Trace Trainer Course emphasizes skills and techniques essential to Leave No Trace minimum impact outdoor ethics and education. As stated in the Leave No Trace Release Form, Leave No Trace courses do not teach basic travel, camping, or other outdoor skills, nor do they provide outdoor instructor certification. A Leave No Trace Trainer Course includes a minimum of two-days and one night in the field.

Core Components of the for Trainer Course Curriculum:

 

  • A minimum of 16 total hours of experiential instruction, 10 hours of which must be conducted in the field. One night camping is strongly recommended.
  • The role and function of a Leave No Trace Trainer.
  • The Overview of the national Leave No Trace program.
  • The principles and ethics of Leave No Trace.
  • Teaching skills and techniques, and student learning styles.
  • At least one student led teaching exercise teaching session led by each participant.*.
  • Overview of the national Leave No Trace program.
  • The role and function of the Center.
  • The role and function of a Leave No Trace Trainer.

We will send you Trainer Course Packets to hand out to participants as they sign up with an assigned teaching topic on the packet.

*PARTICIPANT LED TEACHING SESSION: The Leave No Trace Trainer Course is a critical component of the Leave No Trace education model. Graduates of the Trainer Course are expected equipped to teach others the , including agency personnel and the public, the principles of Leave No TraceLeave No Trace Seven Principles through Awareness Workshops of any length.

We will be assigning teaching topics a couple weeks before the course. You will be assigned to teach one of the 7 Leave No Trace principles (or potentially a related topic) to the rest of the group. Your teaching sessions should be 5-10 minutes long. We encourage you to use a creative and interactive teaching style (skit, role-play, game, question & answer, etc.) and to avoid a lecture format. The Leave No Trace website, www.LNT.org, is a great resource for background information and teaching ideas. Check out the page on t the Teaching Resources page that can be found within the Training section of our website. under “Training.” We will do our best to provide you with additional Leave No Trace teaching references prior to the course. You should s Start planning your teaching session as best you can before the course, and we will give you more information and help when the course starts.

Remember that your class will take place in the field, so you will not have access to audiovisual equipment. However, visual aids can be drawn on packable items such as a white plastic bag slipped over a sleeping pad. A good visual aid leaves a strong image and reinforces the topic of discussion.

Each participant will receive constructive feedback from the instructors and other participants at the end of their teaching session. This process is not intended to be intense or stressful, but rather an opportunity to practice teaching Leave No Trace to others in a comfortable environment where you can learn and grow as an educator.

COURSE COMPLETION: Upon successful completion of a Leave No Trace Trainer Ccourse, each participant will become a Leave No Trace Trainer and receive a completion certificate from the Center. Successful completion of the course requires participation in all course activities and teaching exercises. Those who complete the Trainer Ccourse are equipped to:

  • Facilitate Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops
  • Understand, demonstrate and teach Leave No Trace state of the art minimum impact techniques to friends, family or community groups;others
  • Lead a discussion on outdoor ethics and help others explore their own personal outdoor ethic.
  • Serve as a co-instructor for Leave No Trace Trainer Courses with a qualified Master Educator
  • Lead a discussion on outdoor ethics and help others explore their own personal outdoor ethic.
  • Serve as a co-instructor for Leave No Trace Trainer Courses with a qualified Master Educator;
  • Offer Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops

SAFETY: As participant safety is a high priority for all courses, procedures and policies have been developed to attempt to limit participant risk. . Participants are expected to work with staff to reduce risks and make the experience successful for all. In case of an emergency, course instructors are trained in wilderness first aid, carry first-aid kits, and follow a comprehensive Emergency Action Plan.. Despite such steps, P participants should be aware that there are risks associated with outdoor adventure activities., including but not limited to cooking and camp chores, adverse weather and environmental conditions, remote locations of our trips, and transportation in vehicles, on foot, by boat, or on a bike. Please carefully read and sign the Participant Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risks and Release and Indemnity Agreement sent in the Trainer Course Participant Packet, and call the Center if you have any questions.

 

Questions, please contact Kelly Hopkins, khopkins@sacramentovalleyconservancy.org

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