Master Outdoor Leadership Training (FULL)

The Galveston Island session is FULL at this time and we are unable to accept additional applications for this workshop. You can still visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Volunteer Page to learn more about volunteering with the Texas Outdoor Family program.

When Sep 04, 2014 06:00 PM to
Sep 10, 2014 09:00 PM
Where Galveston Island State Park
Contact Name Kim Sorensen
Contact Email

Are you looking to improve upon or establish new skills in leading and teaching outdoor programs?

 The Outdoor Education and Outreach team with Texas State Parks wants to help you become a better and more confident instructor! By attending the Master Outdoor Leadership Training in the Houston area followed by 30 hours of volunteer work in state parks you will be certified as a Master Outdoor Leader.

This MOLT certification is great for a professional resume, getting ready to lead your own group of friends on an outdoor adventure, or bolstering your volunteer toolkit.

Topics to be covered in this training include best practices in:

  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Working effectively with park staff
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Setting up Camp
  • Fishing instruction
  • Campfire building
  • Time management
  • Interpretive themes and hikes
  • Liability and youth protection
  • Gear maintenance
  • Leave No Trace
  • Stargazing
  • Jr. Ranger Activities
  • Learning styles
  • Understanding nature deficit disorder
  • FUN!
  • and much more!


Cost: This training is free but space is very limited. 

Dates: MOLT training will be hosted as a partial classroom and partial in-field experience. Attendance of all dates and a continuation of 30 volunteer hours is mandatory for certification.

  • First classroom portion: Wednesday, September 4th, 6:00pm - 9:30pm @ Sheldon Lake State Park.
  • Two Overnight in-field portions: Friday, September 7th, 6:00pm - 1:00 pm Sunday September 9th @ Galveston Island State Park (campsite and entry fees are included in the training, please provide your own camping gear)
  • Second classroom portion: Wednesday, September 10th, 6:00pm - 9:30pm @ Sheldon Lake State Park

Food: Meals will not be provided. Participants are encouraged to eat before arriving at classroom sessions and provide their own meals during the in-field portion of the training.

Enter your application: Fill out the application here. You will be notified of the status of your application by August 27th.

Questions: E-mail Robert Owen ( or Kim Sorensen ( 

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