Leave no Trace course

Instructor - Level 2

The Leave No Trace Instructor – Level 2 Course, formerly known as Leave No Trace Master Educator, is an advanced training course offered in Brazil by Gear Tips in partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and NOLS. This course aims to train instructors who will teach Leave No Trace Instructor Level 1 courses, promoting practices with minimal environmental impact during outdoor activities.

Course objectives

  • Environmental Education: Teaching the principles and practices of Leave No Trace in a comprehensive way.
  • Practical Skills: Application of concepts in natural environments through theoretical and practical classes.
  • Training for Trainers: Prepare participants to educate others about ethics and sustainable practices.
  • Expansion of the CAPACITAR Program: Increase the number of certified instructors in Brazil in order to expand the supply of Leave No Trace Level 1 Instructor courses.

Prerequisites for this course

The prerequisites defined by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics include:

  • Previous experience in outdoor activities.
  • Basic knowledge of Leave No Trace principles.
  • Previous participation in a Leave No Trace Trainer course (Level 1) or equivalent.
  • Training in first aid in remote areas, with WAFA (Wilderness Advanced First Aid) or WFA (Wilderness First Aid) certification.
Workload: XX hours

Certificate validity: X years

Course structure

The five-day course is the most comprehensive offered by Leave No Trace. During the course, participants receive detailed training in Leave No Trace skills and ethics through practical application in the field. Teaching methods include discussions, scenarios, demonstrations and practical activities. Graduates of the course are certified to teach level 1 courses and prepare others to teach Leave No Trace techniques and principles.

International partnership

This course is a joint initiative between Gear Tips, NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, joining forces to promote environmental education and sustainability in outdoor activities.

Commitment to sustainability

The aim of bringing this unprecedented course to Brazil is to increase the number of certified instructors, thus expanding the CAPACITAR Program and promoting a culture of environmental responsibility in all outdoor activities.

Course instructor

Felipe Pimentel

NOLS e OBB

Educador ao ar desde 2007, é instrutor NOLS e Outward Bound Brasil com aproximadamente 200 semanas em campo e experiência em diversos ecossistemas e modalidades esportivas ao ar livre. Graduado em Turismo com Especialização em Sustentabilidade e Meio Ambiente, Felipe também leciona cursos Leave No Trace há mais de uma década e acredita que o debate e conversas sobre excursionismo de mínimo impacto são de suma importância devido ao cenário atual.

Moaci Judson

NOLS e OBB

Formando em Geografia na UFRN e Educador ao Ar Livre na Outward Bound Brasil desde 2012, trabalha em programas em formato de Expedição com jovens e adultos, já tendo trabalhando em diversas regiões do Brasil (Chapada dos Veadeiros, Chapada Diamantina, Serra do Cipó e Serra da Mantiqueira), tem formação como Master Educator pela Leave No Trace e também primeiros socorros em áreas remotas.

Next dates

05/09/2024

Leave No Trace Instructor - Level 2 - Turma 001

Location: PE Três Picos, Nova Friburgo - RJ

Taught by: Felipe Pimentel e Moaci Judson

Supporters of this course

What is the Capacitar Program?

The Capacitar Program was developed by Gear Tips so that Gear Tips Club partner companies can be increasingly prepared to meet the growing demand from new outdoor activity practitioners. By taking part in the Program, professionals receive a certificate and can use the training seals. Find out more.

Previous editions

Curso Leave no Trace Trainer - Programa Capacitar Gear Tips

Leave No Trace Instructor – Level 1 - Turma 001

Date: 27/03/2023

Location: Hotel Fazenda Villa Forte - Engenheiro Passos, Resende, RJ

Leave No Trace Instructor – Level 1 – Turma 002

Date: 12/03/2024

Location: Parque Estadual dos Três Picos, Teresópolis, RJ