Nature Mentor Training

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our activities for the Winter/Spring 2021 season are cancelled. We thank you for your understanding. Please contact us if you have any question!

A training on wilderness skills, nature knowledge and ways to share it with others. This is an experiential study of the ‘Art of Mentoring’ curriculum, a model of education and connection that is inspired by the best-practices of healthy nature connected communities around the world. This program presents a toolkit for rebuilding a connected culture in our modern world. Nature Mentor Training presents a model for cultivating the unique genius in individuals and for growing regenerative cultural practices that connect us deeply to life. Some of the practices and skills we will be exploring include:

  • Animal tracking
  • Listening for bird language
  • The art of questioning
  • Storytelling
  • Deep listening
  • Survival skills
  • Wild plants

  • Cultural mentoring
  • Mapping
  • Opening the senses
  • Solo time in nature
  • Songs
  • Honoring gifts in ourselves and others
  • Rites of passage

The qualities that these practices develop and what we look for to measure the progress of our work include:

  • Quiet mind
  • Common sense
  • Vitality
  • Commitment
  • Tending the landscape

  • A sense of service to community
  • Reverence for life
  • Self sufficiency
  • Being a powerful and connected leader

Schedule & Location:

2 sessions per month in 2021 The 2nd session of the month will be open to the public and dedicated to a specific topic.

Detailed schedule & location to be announced!


To be announced!

We will send a welcome email with all the information 1 week before the program starts. We will also send you a link to organize carpooling.

Registrations for the Nature Mentor Training will be open soon! Follow us on social media (@programmescoyote) or join our mailing list to stay tuned!



”Taking the Nature Mentor Training course has greatly affected the way I interact with the world around me. Learning skills such as cordage, basket weaving, tracking and friction fire has not only helped me feel more connected to the natural world, but has also inspired and empowered me to be more creative. I now have a lot more hobbies and a lot less stress. There is something very special about using what nature offers in a respectful way and turning it into something beautiful.”
– Benoit, participant 2017

“Calming your mind, training your awareness, staying positive when facing challenges are life skills that are timeless. They are as much a necessity today as they were 20,000 years ago. The experience I had at Coyote has greatly enriched my life and I highly recommend it to anyone.
– Faiyaz Hasan, participant 2019

NMT enriched the way I play outdoors with my children. It gave me the confidence I needed to go outdoors more regularly with children, as a teacher, parent or neighbor. The program taught me how to have fun at the park in any weather, and now I can more easily transmit that enthusiasm to kids!
– Muriel Bontemps, participant 2018

“Building a stronger connection with the natural world has had a tremendously positive impact on my mental health and well-being. As I learn about the many living things around me, and better understand my connection to them, I feel increasingly less isolated. If you’re looking for an extra push or motivation to get outdoors, and to challenge yourself, I can’t recommend Coyote Programs highly enough!”
Anonymous participant, 2019