The third tier of Leave No Trace training is the Awareness Workshop. An Awareness Workshop is any formal Leave No Trace presentation that is one-day or less in length. These presentations can include a wide variety of programs ranging from a 30-minute presentation to a day-long workshop. Experiential-based training in an outdoor setting is encouraged.

These workshops are designed for educators, children, tertiary students, Scouts, outdoor professionals, trails and conservation crews, recreation club members and others interested in Leave No Trace skills and ethics. The course leader for an Awareness Workshop can be a Leave No Trace Master Educator, a Leave No Trace Trainer or other individual familiar with Leave No Trace.


Participants receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace. Workshop topics include the underlying ethics and seven principles of Leave No Trace:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize the Impact of Fire
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Your Hosts and Other Visitors

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