Leave No Trace Ireland Appoint New National Education and Training Officer

Leave No Trace Ireland Appoint New National Education and Training Officer

20th April 2022: Leave No Trace Ireland (LNTI) has appointed Mr Padraic Creedon to the post of National Education and Training Officer.

Mr. Creedon is a Marine Science graduate of University College Galway and an ecologist specialising in environmental and science education with experience and a passion for environmental stewardship.

Welcoming Mr Creedon’s appointment Leave No Trace CEO, Maura Kiely said Padraic is taking up the role as Education and Training Officer at a pivotal time for Leave No Trace Ireland which is expanding its education, training, and outreach programmes throughout the country. Among the current LNT projects that Padraic will now be centrally involved in delivering are:

  • Development of awareness and trainer course educational resources 
  • Roll out of national CPD programme to over 120 training partners with eight events
  • Expansion of our corporate programme with community led initiatives and custom educational programmes 

“In working with Leave No Trace Ireland as an Advanced Trainer on the Leave No Trace national education and training programme, the coordination of the national training work and projects such as the Knocksink Woods Nature Reserve projects, Padraic has shown huge imagination and skill in developing projects, encouraging public and student participation and delivering tangible results that raise awareness and make a lasting positive impact on our environment.”

“Padraic brings huge expertise and a wealth of knowledge and experience to this his new role as Education and Training Officer and will lead a vital part of our work in Leave No Trace in expanding education and awareness of the need for responsible and sustainable use of our recreation and outdoor spaces.” 

“He will also be playing a key role for LNT in supporting Comhairle na Tuaithe in the development and roll-out of a new National Outdoor Recreation Strategy to provide a vision and framework for the growth of the sustainable development of the outdoor recreation sector in Ireland.”

Padraic Creedon said he was delighted to be taking up the role of Education and Training Officer with LNT at what is an exciting time for the development of the organisation in Ireland. 

“I look forward to developing a host of educational materials and innovative initiatives that will inspire people of all ages with the skills required to Leave No Trace when outdoors. We will also be expanding our on our upcoming Advanced Trainer Course later this year and bringing forward exciting new plans for engaging with people on the principles and practice of Leave No Trace.”

This position has been funded by The Heritage Council.

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