Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Leave No Trace - Education and Advocacy...

Mark Gleason, PhD, Chief Marine Scientist and Director of Education at the Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum in Muskegon, is a longtime supporter of outdoor ethics education and advocacy, and serves as the Leave No Trace State Advocate in Michigan.

State Advocates are Leave No Trace Master Educators who have volunteered to be points of contact for information about our Outdoor Ethics resources and programs in your locale. The "LNT.org" website also has a directory of additional Master Educators who are available for Leave No Trace presentations and workshops. These folks are the heart and soul of our educational outreach efforts, and collectively, they represent a powerful international network for disseminating information about Leave No Trace programs and practices. Importantly, they also serve a critical role as they actively demonstrate and model effective outdoor ethics techniques.

Incidentally, there are more than 3500 Leave No Trace Master Educators worldwide representing dozens of countries and nearly all of the United States. This valuable training is recognized throughout the world by the outdoor industry, land management agencies and the outdoor recreation community. Successful graduates of the Master Educator course have the ability to train others in Leave No Trace skills as well as facilitate Leave No Trace Trainer courses and Awareness Workshops.

Hope to see you in one of our workshops down the road,

Peggy and Barrett
e-Tour 2010

e-Word: "education"

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