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Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is a set of outdoor ethics promoting conservation in the outdoors. It consists of seven principles: plan ahead and prepare, travel and camp on durable surfaces, dispose of waste properly, leave what you find, minimize campfire impacts, respect wildlife, be considerate of other visitors.

For more information on Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses, Trainer Courses, Awareness Workshops, college credit or to host a course please email leavenotrace@siu.edu

leave no trace master educator

Master Educator

Learn to travel responsibly and sustainably in the out of doors. Within the diverse ecosystems of our public lands in Southern Illinois and other parts of the United States, you will learn and teach the principles of Leave No Trace and discuss wildland ethics.

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Learn to educate others and travel responsibly and sustainably in the out of doors. Graduates of Leave No Trace Trainer courses will have the skills to teach others about Leave No Trace.

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leave no trace awareness workshops

Awareness Workshops

Awareness workshops offer a practical introduction to inspire responsible outdoor recreation. Our workshops emphasize skills and techniques essential to Leave No Trace. 

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