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Education Programs 2014

Courses and Classes

(Class availability subject to change. Class list revised every season.)

All our classes are available for public school, private school, charter school, and homeschool groups. Class series available for all topics.

Program Title

Grade Level

Topic

Length

Location

Dates Offered

Additional Info.

Wilderness Navigator! 

 

K-12

No mixed ages

Compass, survival, and landscape study

1-4 hours

CTNC, mountain school visit

Fall and Spring

Customizable

Survival Science!

K-12

mixed ages

Shelter, water, fire food: science keeps you alive!

2+ hours

CTNC, mountain, school visit

Fall and Spring

Customizable

Tracking

4-12

Animal tracking, movement, and identification

1-6 hours

CTNC, mountain, school visit

Fall, Spring, and some Winter

Series available (multiple visits)

Earth Art

K-12

Baskets, cordage, flint knapping*, dyes, natural crafting

4+ Hours

CTNC, mountain, school visit*

Fall and Spring

Customizable, limited by materials

Fire I

2-12

mixed ages

Matches, strikers, and fire structure.

2-4 Hours

CTNC, School visit

Fall and Spring

Fire Permit required

Fire II

 

5-12

no mixed ages

Steel and flint, bow drill, hand drill, tinder bundle

2-4 Hours

CTNC, mountain school visit

Fall and Spring

Fire Permit required

Shelter

K-12

mixed ages

Debris hut, structure and science

2+ hours

CTNC, mountain, school visit*

Fall and Spring

Caretaking elements; customizable

Early Civilization

5-12

Food prep/cook, keeping camp, hide tanning*, water purification

3-6 Hours

CTNC, mountain

Fall and Spring

Customizable, multi-visit structure available

Edible & Medicinal Plants

8-12

Edible, native plants, and medicinal uses

1-2 Hours

CTNC (ideal), mountain, school visit

Early Fall and Late Spring

Customizable, limited by grow season

Evolution of…

6-12

Hunting or fire technologies through time

2-4 Hours

CTNC, mountain, school visit

Fall, Winter, Spring

Customizable, can do both

Awareness studies I

5-12

No mixed ages

Intro to awareness, wilderness movement

1-4 Hours

CTNC, mountain school visit

Fall and Spring

Customizable

Awareness studies II

7-12

mixed ages

Advanced landscape awareness and movement

2-4 Hours

CTNC, mountain, school visit

Fall and Spring

Customizable, small groups preferred

Little Foxes @ School

K-1

Nature exploration, introduction to skills

1-4 Hours

CTNC, mountain, school visit

Fall, Spring, and some Winter

Series available (multiple visits)

Visual Journaling

9-12

Multimedia documentation of experiences and memories

2-4 Hours

CTNC, mountain, school visit

Fall, Winter, and Spring

Limited by staff-artist’s availability

The Art of Thrival

7-12

Comfort crafting: seats, mats, baskets, keeping camp

2-4 Hours

CTNC, mountain, school visit*

Fall and Spring

Customizable, limited by materials/season

Leadership: Practices for Self

9-12

Introduction to mentorship, learning to work in a team

2-4 Hours

CTNC, mountain school visit

Fall and Spring

Customizable, Limited by weather

Movement and Awareness

K-12

no mixed ages

Natural movement, early human and landscape studies, ecology

2-4 Hours

CTNC, mountain, school visit

Fall and Spring

Customizable, school visit limited availability

Wilderness Safety & Survival

6-12

Lost-proofing/navigation, intro to survival, basic first aid (no certification)

2-6 Hours

CTNC, mountain, school visit

Fall, Spring, and some Winter

Series available (multiple visits), Winter class unique for winter weather

Traditional Handcrafts

8-12

Baskets, cordage, flint knapping*, natural crafting

2-5 Hours

CTNC, mountain, school visit*

Fall and Spring

Customizable, limited by materials

  • If additional Material/Preparation is required, there will be additional costs. 

Coyote Trails also plans custom trips with our other education partners in the Rogue Valley. Contact us for more information!

Estimated Costs:

Day Classes (for groups of 5 or more students):
1-2 hour Workshop: $6- $20 per student.
3-5 hour Workshop: $10 - $35 per Student.

Small Group Day Classes:
Classes for groups of less than five are priced on a sliding scale of $20- $65 per student for a 1-5 hour class.

Day Camps:
$145- $260

Weekend Overnights
$195 - $295

Weeklong Overnights
$675 - $1599

Extended Overnight classes (2 weeks-1 month)
$1200 - $4700

Class Prices vary depending on number of students, cost of materials, length of class, travel costs, etc. To schedule a class with us, or to get an exact price quote, contact our Education Programs Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-772-1390.

COST IS AN ESTIMATE ONLY AND IS ADJUSTED FOR NUMBER OF STUDENTS AND NATURE AND LENGTH OF THE PROGRAM. Joint grant writing opportunies available; contact us with your specific class needs.

 

 

Long Term Programs for Individuals

 

(Long term programs for school requirements, individuals, and homeschool groups. Applications required. Contact our office.)

 

Program Title

Grade Level

Topic

Length

Max Number

Dates Offered

Additional Info.

The Way

of the Caretaker

9-12th

Traditional living skills and caretaking

Multiple seasons

7

All Year

Continual study over a period of time

 

 

Volunteer: Nature Center

11-12th

Non-profit office assistance, grounds assistance

None

7 at any one time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Can meet school requirements

Summer Internship

9-12th

Traditional living skills and caretaking

Minimum 4 weeks

none

Summer only

Must take Fox Trail prior to or summer of; required to live on site

Practicum and Projects

9-12th

Traditional living skills, caretaking, long-term school project

Multiple seasons

16

Spring, Fall, Winter

Customized for student’s needs/school requirements

 

For more information on Private Skills Mentoring contact our office!

 

These programs also brought to you by CTNC:

Project Feederwatch -- click here for info. 

The Bee Tree Project provides a safe and educational experience for all ages that demonstrates to the public replicable options to enhance the biodiversity of our region and sustainability of our agriculture systems and our pollinators. Click here to learn more. Limited availability.

Salmon Watch is an experiential environmental education program centered around fieldtrips to observe wild salmon spawning. CTNC coordinates this Freshwater Trust statewide program locally at sites along the Rogue River. 

Tracking!

Testimonials

  • Thank you for sharing your skills on how to make ash cakes and pine needle tea. The ash cakes were delicious and the tea tasted citrusy.

    - Mrs. Packard's Class

  • If anybody were to ask what Coyote Trails was like I would run away for fear that I could not tell the greatness of the adventure. Thank you from every corner of my body, thank you.

    - Noah (Age 14)

  • Thank you for the gift of such a generous scholarship. Our son will treasure the memory of his three incredible weeks with you at camp for...

    - Sherrill (Mother)

  • Thanks for coming in and helping with Cooking with Gusto! I got a lot of positive response on the show, come back soon.

    - Julia (Radio Show Host)

  • I got to spend a week without time up in the woods with a lot of people who are interested in some of the same things as I am!

    - Kaya (Age 11)
    2008 Fox Trail

  • Aside from giving unmatched joy, tranquility, hope and peace of mind, my Coyote Trails experience has left me as enlightened as an ape in the fields of Africa...

    - Connor (Age 17)
    2008 Fox Trail & Fox Naturalist

  • Coyote Trails has brought to my life a relationship with nature that is truly meaningful. I look at the natural world now with a deeper understanding and humility towards all things. Learning the skills of our ancestors, and living the philosophy of the natural world, Coyote Trails has helped me to realize what truly matters in my life.

    - Johann (Age 14)
    2008 Fox Trail & Bear Trails

  • The important thing about Coyote Trails is that they are fun. I liked all the games.

    - Victoria (Age 11)

  • The best thing about Coyote Trails is it is free and open hearted, you have changed my life.

    - Rashelle (Age 10)

  • Coyote Trails helps you become free, to have determination, to never give up and to think good things. Fight until the world shatters.

    - Emily (Age 11)

  • I want to thank you again for I am a different person after this summer. Most kids my age only care about drugs and alcohol, I now have so much more to be happy about, thanks.

    - Darren (Age 24)

  • My relationship with my grandson has deepened...He is a lot more accessible to me. It was a wonderful bonding experience for us. He has really come to appreciate me a lot more, which is a great gift to me. He is also a lot more connected with the natural world.

    - Kaia (Grandmother)
    2008 Fox Trail

  • I remember the beautiful stories and the laughter and I know I want to come again.

    - Althea (Age 17)
    2008 Bear Skills

  • I am constantly busy practicing skills and activities from silent movement, to making natural cordage, to making primitive tools.

    - Ariana (Age 15)
    2008 Bear Skills

  • We have been coming to CTSN for 6 years. My boys are now 13 and 17 and the positive impact this program has had on them, I can truly say, has been life changing and one of the most important things I have ever done for them and for myself.

    - K. Daniels

  • I just plain loved being out in nature, learning and laughing 24-7.

    - Sarah (Age 14)

  • I had fun because we got to learn so many things and see footprints from animals.

    - Tori (Age 12)

  • The food was great! I want to eat like that all the time.

    - Alexa

  • I miss waking up and not knowing what time it is or what we are doing today.

    - Alexa

  • Thank you for the confident, funny, talkative, interested, and interesting young man you returned to me after 5 weeks at Coyote Trails.

    - Wendy (Mother)

  • There aren't many sites or programs that give thanks and appreciation for the Earth this openly. It makes me feel empowered to be my self always!

    - Maddee

  • One of my dreams is to travel to Africa, and to go with my Coyote Trails family would be incredible! Coyote Trails Belize was a life changing trip.

    - Ben Daniels

  • Our trip to Belize with Coyote Trails was truly UNBELIZABLE! It was a chance of a lifetime and a life changing experience.

    - Pam & Eric Fitch

  • The online mentoring did a lot for me. I was, and still am, so thankful to have a person with so much knowledge and experience guiding me along my journey.

    - Dave

  • I want to express to you how thankful I am for ALL you have done for my son. We were discussing Coyote Trails the other day as one of the primary influences on his life. He needed exactly what you and the program provided.

    - Kelley

  • I am so proud of my son that he is empowered to live in the wild without fear and the need to bring "things" with him.

    - Kelley

  • Recently our son toured on bicycle. Because he had your training and your personal example of integrity, I did not worry about him (mostly!). Thank you and please know how important your work is in this world of technological "sophistication."

    - Mother

  • This is Crazy FUN, I say Crazy Fun!

    - Sierra (Age 8)

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