Adirondack Mountain Club ran a Leave No Trace Master Educator course in the St. Regis Canoe Area from July 29-August 9.  We had an incredibly diverse group of student participants with much to share, including university professors, youth educators, conservation professionals, and even a staff member from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.  An outdoor activity could barely be mentioned that hadn’t been embraced by one of our students.  They brought personal and professional experiences from all across the US and around the world including the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Asia, South America and New Zealand.  We all practiced becoming better educators, heightened our own skills and ethics, and developed action plans to use our knowledge and skills for making positive change.

“I really enjoyed the, “Ethics discussion.  It got me thinking about how to connect with people better and how to turn their beliefs into action.” Joey Parent, Assistant Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Outdoor Adventure Program

“Excellent content delivered by experienced & knowledgeable educators.”  Mike Wright, School Staff Instructor at Reed’s School UK

You can gain the skills necessary to better educate other outdoor recreationists in Leave No Trace through one of ADK’s Leave No Trace courses.

Leave No Trace St. Regis Canoe
In the St. Regis Canoe Area


Leave No Trace camping and hiking
Lesson in camping and hiking on durable surfaces.

Leave No Trace camping skills
Participants practice low-impact camping skills.


Leave No Trace lesson on wildflife
Lesson in respecting wildlife.


Leave No Trace paddling
Paddling up Fish Creek.
discussing Leave No Trace
Talking about Leave No Trace under the wisdom of white pines.


Leave No Trace campfire impacts
Lesson in minimizing campfire impacts.