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Your child will need to have a Mora Craftline Basic Fixed Blade Knife (Stainless Steel blade) for this program. These are readily available to buy online or you can purchase one from us during registration. 

TRACKS and TRAILS in Dripping Springs

Earth Native's Tracks and Trails program is a twice a month nature education program designed for kids aged 5-12, that is held at Dripping Springs Ranch Park in Dripping Springs, Texas on Mondays.


During this program, students and instructors will explore Dripping Springs Ranch Park and develop skills that will lead to authentic nature connection, deeper knowledge of central Texas plants, animals, and their habitats, awaken sensory awareness, and practice wilderness skills, as a means of build self-confidence and knowledge about the wonderful natural world that surrounds us. 


At Earth Native, our unique teaching styles center around a method of teaching called the 8 Shields Mentoring Model, which uses inspiration as the spark that drives learning and grand adventures in nature. These adventures are not only the backdrop for some incredible lessons but are a means to help kids establish lifelong bonds with nature and kindle their natural curiosity about the world outside. We call this “invisible school” because from a kid’s perspective it’s just fun and adventure. Children learn at our programs because they are inspired and curious, not because anyone is telling them they must.


Each class children will explore, hear inspiring stories, practice ancestral and wilderness survival skills, play games, and practice our core routines of nature awareness to develop strong skills and knowledge in areas such as:


  • Edible and Medicinal Plants

  • Wildlife Tracking

  • Bird Language

  • Ecology

  • Wilderness Survival and Outdoor Skills

  • Natural Navigation

  • Knife Carving & Safety

  • Natural Arts and Crafts

  • ...and much more!

In order to ensure that our youth programs maintain the high quality that we are committed to, group size is limited to a maximum of 10 students per instructor.

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm

Cost: see tuition section below

Location: Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Dr, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Ages: 5-12  (age by 09/30/2023)

Please note that all youth classes are DROP-OFF classes. Parents do not attend.


2023-24 Program is Full!

2023-24 CALENDAR

September 11        January 8      

September 25      January 22          

October 9             February 5    October 23           February 26      

November 6         March 4

November 27       April 22

December 4         May 6    

December 18        



A $200 registration fee per program spot is required at the time of enrollment. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable should you withdraw anytime after enrolling.

For more information about this program give us a call at

512-299-8870 or email us at



$135 a month: After paying your $200 registration fee, your tuition can be paid in 8 installments of $135 each month from September- April. (Total $1280)


Tuition is $995 per student if paying in full at the time of enrollment or by 8/1, PLUS the $200 registration fee per program spot.

(Total $1195)

Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle

Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!

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Klean Kanteen

27 oz, Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Sports Top $25

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Klean Kanteen

16 oz, TKWide Insulated Hot/Cold Beverage Bottle with Leak-Proof Cafe Cap $25


Klean Kanteen

32 oz, Insulated Wide Mouth Water Bottle with Chug Cap $45

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