Tuesday, May 29, 2018

NOLS Professional Instructor Course

The primary purpose of this course is to train and evaluate potential NOLS instructors who already have extensive experience teaching in the outdoors. 

Each participant’s skills and abilities are assessed and evaluated by the course instructors with the intent of determining their potential as an instructor. 

On this course, participants will develop and refine the teaching and leadership skills needed for professional positions at NOLS.

This course is conducted in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. Because the environment and terrain are representative of many NOLS programming areas, the Winds are ideal for introducing NOLS' field practices. 

The course includes three components: a three-day leadership module taught in town, an eight-day backpacking expedition, and a three-day section of top rope rock climbing training.

Go to: www.nols.edu

Leave No Trace Master Educator

This course provides participants with comprehensive training on Leave No Trace skills and ethics with practical applications during a field-based course. Participants learn minimum impact techniques through multiple methods including discussions, scenarios, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. 

The Master Educator Course is also designed to prepare participants to be the best possible teachers of Leave No Trace regardless of setting. This is done by exploring and practicing various teaching styles, effective communication techniques, and by having the participants prepare and present a Leave No Trace lesson for their peers. Successful graduates of a Leave No Trace Master Educator Course are qualified to offer both the Leave No Trace Trainer Course as well as Awareness Workshops.

Go to: www.lnt.org