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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!

Partnerships

Earth Teach Park
Scienceworks
North Mountain Park
Rogue Valley School Groups

  • Walker Elementary
  • Hedrick Middle School
  • Willow Wind
  • Head Start
  • Water's Edge Community
  • Southern Oregon Homeschoolers
  • Jackson Elementary
  • Wilson Elementary
  • Orchard Hill Elementary
  • Phoenix Elementary
  • Talent Elementary
  • Talent Middle School
  • Outdoor Discovery Program

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