Structured as a train the trainer style course a Leave No Trace Master Educator Course is aimed at educators, Aboriginal land and sea managers, parks and agency staff, guides and tourism operators, teachers, and outdoor recreation group leaders. Each course curriculum can be customised to suit local ecological zones. Students will learn and practice minimal impact skills and ethics in a variety of settings and will learn more about how to teach LNT principles to others within their organisations.

The Master Educator Course requires a minimum of four eight-hour days and at least three nights camping in the field. It does not teach outdoor skills other than those minimal impact skills based on the principles of Leave No Trace.

LNTA issues a Master Educator certificate to a participant if they demonstrate the skills necessary to train LNT Trainers, conduct outreach programs, or otherwise carry forward the Leave No Trace message in a productive way.

Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses (5 Day Course)

Want to be at the forefront of Leave No Trace Environmental Training in the Asia Pacific Region?
Scouts WA in conjunction with LNT Australia and Boy Scouts of America are bringing out to Australia
one of the few worldwide Grand Master LNT Educators, Thomas Thrift, from the USA and supported
by Australia’s only current LNT Master Educator in Scouts Australia, Shane Earnshaw. The two
courses on offer are strictly limited to 12 students each course, so to be become one of the few
trained LNT Master Educators in the region, register today your interest in becoming a “LNT Master


– $500AUD per person (includes all training material, rations, camp fees and tuition)


– Manjedal Activity Centre, Byford, Western Australia

Participants to provide transport to/from Manjedal, Western Australia and are required to bring their own personal equipment suitable for a short backcountry trip, including tent and cooking equipment and will camp onsite for the entire duration of their course. Participants are responsible for any additional accommodation costs before or after the course. Email your expression of interest to and indicate which of the two courses you wish to attend. Please note that as participant numbers are limited to 12 per course all applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis. EOI’s close 28th February 2016 with final registration & payments due by 31st March 2016.


Course 1:

  • Friday 13 May – evening
  • Saturday 14 May – all day
  • Sunday 15 May – all day
  • Friday 20 May – evening
  • Saturday 21 May – all day
  • Sunday 22 May – all day

Course 2:

  • Monday 16 May – all day
  • Tuesday 17 May – all day
  • Wednesday 18 May – all day
  • Thursday 19 May – all day
  • Friday 20 May – all day
Master Educator Course, Tasmania 2010 | Photo: Peter Grant