Coyote Mentoring is a powerful nature-based educational model that fosters a deep connection with the natural world. Focusing on play, story telling and nature crafts, Coyote Mentoring is an amazing way of getting both children and adults to learn…..without knowing it.
Drawing from our experiences using this model as the foundation for Canmore’s Forest Play programs, this workshop will give you:
- a chance to rediscover a child-like passion for the natural world
- an opportunity to experience what it is like to participate in a program based on Coyote mentoring
- an introduction to the natural learning cycle and essential routines that ground and reconnect us with the natural world
- an understanding of how stories can be used to create powerful learning experiences.
Find your childlike passion for the world and join us for a fun day of exploring nature and this amazing educational model.
Presenter: Dave Verhulst has been sharing his passion for the natural and cultural history of wild places for 16 years. He has a Master’s degree in Recreation Management, is an accredited Master Interpretive Guide through the Interpretive Guides Associations and a Wilderness First Responder. In 2011, Dave co-founded Nature’s Tracks Forest Play – a nature connection program for children in Canmore AB. This program has been growing in leaps and bounds and not includes after shool and summer programs throughout the year. Dave is a father of two girls (ages 6 and 8) and he loves playing outside, sharing stories and connection both children and adults with the magic of the natural world.
NOTE: This event will take place in Calgary, the exact location is still to be determined.