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TRACKS and TRAILS in Dripping Springs
Earth Native's Tracks and Trails program is a twice a month nature education program designed for homeschooled children or children in alternative education programs 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 “Coyote Mentoring”, 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 primitive 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
Wilderness Survival and Outdoor Skills
Knife Carving & Safety
Natural Arts and Crafts
...and much more!
2020-21 Monday Dates: NEW
Cost: $895 or $80 a month *
($200 deposit due at the time of enrollment). Tuition will be prorated if joining the program late.
*Payment plan based on 10 monthly payments (from Aug-May) after a non-refundable $200 deposit. Total tuition using the payment plan is $1000
Location: Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Dr, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Ages: 5-12 (Must be at least 5 years old by 9/30/20)
Please note that all youth classes are DROP-OFF classes. Parents do not attend.
Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle
16 oz, TKWide insulated
hot/cold beverage bottle
with leak-proof cafe cap, $25
27 oz, Stainless Steel water bottle
with spots top, $20
Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!