The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is offering a Master Educator Course in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! The most visited National Park in the country, we ask what better place is there to learn how to educate the public about minimizing our impact? The Smokies host some of the greatest examples of biodiversity in the world and can be found within the wildlife, fungi, plants, and organisms. Come experience the wonder of some of the oldest and wisest mountains in the world, which will show you an impressive amount of biodiversity that will leave you in awe.
This 5-day course is designed for individuals who are actively teaching others back-country skills or providing recreation information to the public. Through classroom discussion, lectures, and a 4-day backpacking trip, participants will receive an in-depth and hands-on study of the seven principles and wildland ethics, and learn a variety of ways to share and disseminate low-impact recreation skills to other visitors.
Cost: $630 for Appalachian Trail Conservancy members, $580 for A.T. Trail Club Members and Agency Partners and $700 for all others. Fee includes instruction, curriculum and teaching materials, a one year Leave No Trace individual membership, and meals during the course.