Coyote Conference April 3-7 2019

New Venue! Clem Miller Environmental Ed Center in Point Reyes, CA.

Carin McKay is returning to cook for us! 

 

-Networking and making solid one-to-one connections with each other.

-Elders Council and Guest Speakers to inspire us.
    Elders:                                                      Presenters:

North East; Donna Augustine,                                          Angelika Bachmann- H.  Wilderness School of the Alps
  David Lonebear Sanipass, New Brunswick                            Jon Young                8 Shields & Author 

East;           Melody Talcott, Maine                                         Tony Dies                 Trackers Earth 

South;        Juan Villarreal, Texas                                            Sarai Shapiro           Gaia  Girls                

Mid West;  Tamarack Song, Wisconsin                                    Bill Kaczor               Ancestral Knowledge
West;         Wendolyn Bird, Tony Cervantes, California            Mia Andler              Vilda Nature

North;       Ilarion Merculieff, Alaska                                       Dan Corcoran          Wilderness Awareness School
                                                                                               David Scott              
Earth Native Wilderness School   

                                                                     

Two Tracks for 2019:  

 

 Track 1 - April 3-5

Directors and Admin (applications will be taken)
      -Getting Leaders together in the Earth Skills Youth Educational Movement

      -Business Strategies; Marketing, Funding, Collaborations, best practices

      

Track 2  - April 5-7
Instructor and Program Leaders 
    -Presenters sharing skills, Games, Teaching philosophy

 

 

            Detailed Outline:

 

From our surveys from last years conference, we have put together an outline for this year’s conference.
 

Note* Conference will focus on programs that lead youth ages 7-17 and the transition ages 6-7.


 

4 Elements Earth Education is excited to be hosting the third annual Coyote Conference with two different tracks. Track one will be April 3-5 and track two April 5-7. This year’s conference will be held at the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center in Point Reyes, CA. This is a beautiful site with a large lodge, cabins to sleep in and hot showers. The site is tucked away in the Phillip Burton Wilderness just two miles from Limantour Beach.
This will be coupled with amazing meals by Carin McKay, exploring the beautiful coastal area and sharing around the campfire. We are also putting together an “Elders Council” and special guests that will offer talks to inspire us all.

 

Directors and Admin Coyote Conference- Track One,  April 3-5, 2019  

 

Track one will be offered for Directors and Administrators of Schools, Program, and Organizations. We found there was a need to have a more focused group to co-create a solid foundation for an alliance. For the Wednesday to Friday we plan to have focused round table talks and presentations on various topics that may include:
-Vision and Mission of ESA
-Marketing/Messaging/Finding Students, Campers or Clients

-Financial Planning/Budget Strategies/Fundraising/Accounting

-Networking and collaborations   
-Staff Development / Training/ Management

-Non-Profit Pros & Cons/Legal Structures for Your School/Program

-Legal Aspects of Wilderness or Nature Mentoring Schools

-Navigating Social Media/Community Development

-Elders and special Guest talks

 

To be eligible to attend this year's coyote conference you will need to apply by the deadline below by answering the short questionnaire. By filling this out you are not committing to attend at this time and there is no financial commitment yet either. Once completed we will send you a link to register.
 

Please Fill out the Questionnaire / Application>>

     Due by March 10, 2019.

 

Instructors and Program Leaders Coyote Conference- Track two, April 5-7
 

Track two will be offered Instructors and Program Leaders of Earth Skills Education Programs.

Track Two will run from Friday dinner to Sunday noon. Similar to the past two Conferences the focus will be on these topics:

-Mentoring/Teaching Skills
-Program Development/Curriculum
-Wilderness Survival/Earth Skills Activities for Teens/Kids
-Wild Edibles/Tree Identification/Plant Identification
-Strategies for Difficult/Challenging Students
-Best Practices for Safety and Medical Training
-Rites of Passage/Ceremony
-Storytelling

 

To be eligible to attend this year's coyote conference you will need to apply by the deadline below by answering the short questionnaire. By filling this out you are not committing to attend at this time and there is no financial commitment yet either. Once completed we will send you a link register.

Please Fill out Questionnaire / Application>>

Due byMarch 10, 2019

 


The pricing will be as follows:

Track 1 (Directors and Admin)

-Early Bird by February 10th, 2019- $255

-Regular Price- February 11th-March 27th, 2019- $295

 

Track 2 (Instructors and Program Leaders)

-Early Bird by February 10th, 2019- $255

-Regular Price- February 11th-March 27th, 2019- $295

 

Price for DIRECTORS/ADMIN who plan on attending Track 1 and presenting for Track 2- $450 Before Feb 10 and $525 after Feb 10th


 

We are very excited about putting this together. Please feel free to forward the link for Track 2 (Instructors and Program Leaders) to your staff and if you know of other schools that would be interested let them know.

 

Confrence Flyer for 2019

 

 

Conference Workshops and Speakers

Preview of some of the Presenters and Talks/Workshops;
      These will be panel discussions, workshop, or individual talks. 

Ilarion Merclieuff - The Messages of the World Elders On What We Must Do Now  

Wendolyn Bird -  Tending to your mental and physical stability while in the presence of all the emotional states that can show up in programs.

Jon Young -  Childhood Mentoring Stories, Inspiration for the Nature Connection Movement  (Track 1 Only)

Donna Augustine - Sunrise Ceremony.  Racial Equity From an Indigenous Women's Perspective 

Tony Dies  - Staff recruitment and development, risk management, operations, expanding livelihood for full-time employment

Angelika Bachmann -H.  - From the Austrian Alps, uniting the Wilderness Schools as a Family 

Dan Corcoran - Wilderness Awareness School's 5 year business plan case study.  (Track 1 Only)

Tamarack Song - Stoking the Passion: Rejuvenate and Recharge your Educator Soul through the Body-Mind Connection in Nature.

Mia  Andler -  Wild Foods with Youth    Sharing the Vilda Wilderness School Journey 

Bill Kaczor  - Mentoring/Teaching Skills    Program Development/Curriculum

David Scott - Non-profit vs for-profit organization       How to integrate 8 Shields Model into Daily Planning. 

Rick Berry - and others - Tracking at the Beach! Awareness Activities For Youth

  • More workshops and speakers TBD

 

 

Registration Details

Times/Dates:  Track 1; Directors and Admin -Wednesday, April 3rd to Friday, April 5th noon. Track 2 Program Leaders and Instructors - Friday, April 5th from 4 pm to Sunday, April 7th noon. 

Cost: $255 Early Bird by Feb 10

$295 after Feb 10

 ( per track, includes site fees and organic meals Thursday dinner thru Sunday breakfast. Directors or Admin that present at Track 2 $450 for all 5 days) before Feb 10, $525 After Feb 10

Location: Clem Miller Environmental Education Center, Point Reyes, CA

Other details: Bunk House style Cabins, bring your own bedding. Beach is really close by.