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Training Opportunities

Upcoming course

New format of training course including sea kayaking and land-based elements with an experienced chef who will teach outdoor cooking skills too! Located at Abel Tasman Kayaks, Marahau, November 10-11, 2018 (Craig Moore) for more information click here or contact admin@leavenotrace.org.nz

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As we build our capacity to train others, our training frequency will increase.  To learn about our training structure click here.  If you have a group of people who are interested in training, please contact admin@leavenotrace.org.nz and we can discuss your options and develop a Leave No Trace course for your group. The training documented here does not include the people who have already completed training and who are now training others as part of their work as teachers, outdoor leaders or have other roles.  The dates show what we have achieved.

Awareness Workshops

Now too numerous to itemise, we have courses running through the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Outward Bound, University of Canterbury, Nelson-Marlborough Institue of Technology, Boyle River Lodge, Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Otago Polytechnic...

Trainer Courses

Abel Tasman Kayaks, Marahau, November 7-8, 2015 (Craig Moore, Pip Rees)

OPC in the Central North Island, October 18-19, 2014

Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre (Lewis Pass), August 30-31, 2014

Central North Island, September 3-4, 2013

Wellington, May 20-21, 2013

Waitomo, September 8-9, 2012

Mt Ruapehu, August 18-19, 2012

Central North Island (OPC) March 17-18, 2011 (Matt Bennett)

Canterbury February 19-20, 2011 Bealey Spur (Chris North)

Sir Edmund Hillary OPC Oct 9 - 10, 2010 (16 instructors trained, leaders Matt Bennett, Chris North)

Anakiwa: April 19 - 20, 2010 (28 Outward Bound instructors trained, leaders Rob Maclean, Chris North)

More courses are planned in both North and South Islands.  Contact us to register your interest. 

Master Educator Courses

South Island, April 2016, Timaru

South Island, August 2014, Peel Forest Outdoor Education Centre

South Island, May 2013 - Boyle River Lodge

Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre - Tongariro.  19 - 23 November, 2012.  

June 27- July 1, 2011 based out of Turangi (OPC)  (7 new master educators from OPC, DOC, Aoraki polytechnic, Mountain Safety Council, leaders: Matthew Bennett,  Chris North)