Fox Trail Courses

FOX TRAIL: The fox is ingenious, quick witted, curious, always playful and a master at camouflage. This is our introductory Trail of Study for all students. 

FOX TRAIL CLASSES: Fox Trail Adventure, Coyote Kitchen, Fox Naturalist, Fox Mystery Week, Earth-Art!!.

Fox Trail: Little Fox Cubs at Science Works, March 25-29, 2013


Little Fox Cubs At Science Works Museum
Grades K - 1

Coyote Trails School of Nature invites you to become immersed in the outdoors as we explore a symphony of delight and wonder on the grounds of ScienceWorks.  Learn about basic survival (shelter, water, fire and food), animal tracking, plant ecology, bird language and more, through art, craft, song and performance.  This camp is taught entirely through hands-on and experiential learning techniques helping children explore through the sounds and smells of nature.


Please pre-register through Science Works Museum!!

Fox Trail: Fox Mystery Week

Offered to ages 7-70+
Pre-requisites: Fox Trail Adventure or Family Fox Trail

This week-long course provides the student or family with a unique opportunity to tailor their own Trail of Study. Here we will offer the theme of the week and then the students in the class will decide what skills within this theme they would like the instructors to concentrate on. We have found this free and spontaneous environment leads to the most rewarding and deepest of lessons that nature has to offer. Taught in the spirit of all indigenous peoples of the world this week is unique, and full of surprises for everyone.

Tuition: $675 per week
$985 for 2 people (child with parent or guardian)
$500 for each additional family member

Fox Trail: Coyote Kitchen on the Fox Trail

Offered to ages 16-70+
Pre-requisites: None

Our head chef and staff present this week as an opportunity to track the inter-connectedness of diet, nourishing traditions and earth care-taking. Using indigenous cooking methods and supplementing a whole foods diet with wild harvested plants, we will further our relationship with food, farming and foraging. Skills and Activities include: primitive cooking, wild harvesting, education in whole foods nutrition, eating with the seasons, meal planning, mindful movement and meditation, and trips to the farmers market, local family farms and grocery store.

Tuition: $675 per week
$985 for 2 people (child with parent or guardian)
$500 for each additional family member

Fox Trail: Earth-Art!!

Let your creativity flow - with Nature as your inspiration.
Open to ages 7-17

Earth-Art!  - Clay, paints and pencils - Mud, leaves and grass - the artistic exploration of nature.
Students are introduced to the natural world in a new and exciting way and given a chance to experience their own relationship with nature and creativity. All done in the tradition of the Fine Arts Camp at Earth Teach.

The building blocks of this new relationship are rooted in the ancient Primitive Living Skills and forms of Artistic Expression that were lived by all people throughout the world. These practices include mask making, natural sculpting projects, watercolor, sketching, creative journaling, storytelling, music, dance, personal shelter construction from only what materials the landscape provides, fire making methods using no matches or lighters, techniques for finding and gathering safe drinking water in the woods, silent movement, observing animals and birds, tracks and sign, and feeling the sense of belonging and fellowship with the forest. Above all, the most important skill is the cultivation of the imagination and the wonder of a Questioning mind.

Through the blended guidance of talented local professional artists with skilled Coyote Trails instructors, Earth Art students will find a deeper appreciation for cultural and creative diversity, and begin an amazing exploration of their own artistic relationship with nature, themselves, and their community. Registration begins promptly at 9:00am on the first day of class with pickup at 3:00pm each afternoon except Friday's culminating art show which begins at 3:30pm. Please bring your entire family to the Art Show on Friday to see the creativity and hear your child's story of the week.

Class size is limited to 45. Tuition is $215.00 per student.  Please pack your own lunch and a mid-day healthy snack. Please No sugar or caffeinated beverages.

Fox Trail: Fox Naturalist

Offered to Ages 7-70+
Pre-requisites: None

Studying the ecology of one place and all the different interactions of the plants, animals, birds and insects and how they relate to the seasons and the ever changing weather patterns can seem an enormous journey. This class provides a grounding framework and consistent methodology to organize and retain newly discovered knowledge. We learn to fuel and sustain our curiosity and excitement for the natural world through the use of creative research, journaling and a daily study of our surroundings. When listening to the voices of the forest, watching the weather and observing mammal behavior, scientific study turns into a playful and adventurous trail of wonder and exploration.

Tuition: $675 per week
$985 for 2 people (child with parent or guardian)
$500 for each additional family member