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. 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. This course is a great opportunity for educators, naturalists, park rangers, recreation planners, scout leaders and anyone that works, or would like to work, in the outdoor industry. Day one begins in an indoor classroom setting at Touch of Nature with participants staying in Shawnee Lodge the first night. . Participants will be camping for the duration of the course at Rocky Ledges on the shore of Little Grassy Lake unless the weather is extremely bad. Participants will be living, sleeping and eating in the outdoors, and will travel to a different location each day, and return to Rocky Ledges in the evening. You will be responsible for providing your own tent (1 per person). Participants will need to provide ALL of their own food. Touch of Nature will supply a space for cooking, and equipment if necessary. When planning, please remember that all meals will be in the field and that lunches will at times be on the trail. Please plan accordingly. For questions, please contact Erik Oberg at 618-453-3945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.