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Tread Trainer Program

The Program: How It Works

The Tread Trainer program is designed to train participants in innovative, practical methods of spreading outdoor ethics to the public with a curriculum specifically focused on motorized and mechanized recreation. Once a participant becomes active in the Tread Trainer program he or she is equipped to present the Tread Lightly! message to other educators, clubs, employees, visitors, enthusiasts or community members.

How do I get Trained?

Tread Trainer

Check the schedule below to see if a course is planned near you. If not, click here and send us your contact information and we will let you know when a course is coming in the future.

Or click here to request a Tread Trainer Course in your area. Requests must be made within 3 months of preferred date and can be made up to 12 months in advance. Due to limited funding Tread Lightly! cannot accommodate every request.

Available programming includes:

1) The Master Tread Trainer Course:

Master Tread Trainers complete a multi-day training course on the Tread Lightly! ethic and teaching and presentation skills and are qualified to provide Tread Trainer courses, Awareness courses, and Tread Lightly! promotions at events.  Learn more about the Master Trainer Course.

2) The Traditional Tread Trainer Course:

This traditional course focuses on off-highway vehicle land based recreation:  Tread Trainers complete an 8-hour training course provided by a current Master Trainer and are qualified to present Tread Lightly! Awareness course and promote Tread Lightly! at events.  Learn more about the Tread Trainer Course.

3) The Water Recreation Tread Trainer Course:

This course looks at how waterways and surrounding lands are impacted by recreation and the Tread Lightly! principles that minimize the influences of these activities.  Learn more about the Tread Trainer Course.

Read more about Cancellations and Refunds before you register.

Upcoming Tread Trainer Courses

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Boy Scouts of America
Jayhawk Area Council Office
1020 SE Monroe Street
Topeka, Kansas, 66612
Trainer: Howie Peer

Upcoming Master Trainer Courses

Saturday, February 6 -7, 2016
Boy Scouts of America
Buffalo Trace Council
Evansville, IN

Saturday, March 5-6, 2016
Boy Scouts of America
Theodore Roosevelt Council
Wading River, NY

Saturday, April 16 – 17, 2016
Boy Scouts of America
Longhorn Council
Hurst, TX

Saturday, October 22 – 23, 2016
Boy Scouts of America
Tecumseh Council
Springfield, OH

Can a trainer speak to my group or come to my event?

Locate a Trainer in your area to schedule a presentation on Tread Lightly! for your club or organization or to have a representative at an event. You can even request a Master Trainer to provide a Tread Trainer course. For more information on the program or on scheduling a training course send an email to or call (801) 627-0077 ext 15.

More about becoming a Tread Trainer or Master Trainer

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