HREC 283 Leave No Trace Trainer

This course covers the principles and practices of minimal impact outdoor techniques, including traveling approaches, waste disposal, campsite placement, outdoor ethics, state/federal land management requirements, and sport-specific procedures. Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a certificate from the Leave No Trace Center for Environmental Ethics to teach Leave No Trace Awareness workshops. Fee Required.

Credits

1 Credit

HREC 283Leave No Trace Trainer

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

General and Liberal Studies

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

1 Credit

Semester Contact Hours Lab

16

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course covers the principles and practices of minimal impact outdoor techniques, including traveling approaches, waste disposal, campsite placement, outdoor ethics, state/federal land management requirements, and sport-specific procedures. Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a certificate from the Leave No Trace Center for Environmental Ethics to teach Leave No Trace Awareness workshops. Fee Required.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Learning Outcome 1: Understand the concept of wellness and be able to recognize the long term benefits of maintaining a high level of wellness for living in today’s world. Activity: Students will complete the course’s mandatory assignments and assessments to measure their understanding of wellness. Learning Outcome 2: Apply wellness knowledge and practice positive behavior growth using a minimum of three dimensions of wellness (Emotional, Environmental, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Spiritual and Financial)-Pick at least 3 Activity 1: Students will understand and apply the environmental dimension of wellness through demonstrating minimal impact outdoor techniques specific to campsite placement, waste disposal, and traveling approaches in the wilderness. Outcome Assessment: Students will apply knowledge during field sessions. Activity 2: Students will understand and apply the intellectual dimension of wellness through application of the seven ethics of Leave No Trace in the field exercises as well in their presentations and activity. Outcome Assessment: Assigned readings, ethic presentation and correlating activity. Activity 3: Students will understand and apply the social dimension of wellness through engaging others around them in Leave No Trace ethics and practice in the field and in their own personal lives. Outcome Assessment: Reflection paper Learning Outcome 3: Students will demonstrate appropriate safety practices. Activity: Students will be taught appropriate daily safety practices through demonstration by the instructor. Outcome Assessment: Correct implementation of skills in the field.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

A. 7 Principles of Leave No Trace Ethics B. Teaching methods and demonstrations to demonstrate 7 principles C. In the field presentations of 7 principles

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Health History Form Liability waiver LNT Ethics assignment LNT Presentation and activity

Required Exams

Pre Survey of Be Well Objectives Post Survey of Be Well Objectives Post safety survey on student evaluation LNT Presentation & activity rubric LNT Personal Reflection paper

Required Text

1. Soft Paths: How to Enjoy the Wilderness without Harming It, Bruce Hampton and David Cole

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Health History Form Liability waiver LNT Ethics assignment LNT Presentation and activity Pre Survey of Be Well Objectives Post Survey of Be Well Objectives Post safety survey on student evaluation LNT Presentation & activity rubric LNT Personal Reflection paper