Our Educational Philosophy
Earth Native uses a style of teaching called Coyote Mentoring that is a “passion-based learning” model. We strive to create unique and wonderful outdoor experiences that awaken and enliven the heart and mind. Our mentors strive to help our students find their own answers through carefully crafted interactions with nature, teacher, community, and self. This mentoring style helps our students to develop greater capacity for creative thinking and problem solving allowing for increased self-sufficiency, and greater contribution to their community.
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Discover the world around you, discover yourself…
The Wilder Teens program is a group of youth 12-16 on a journey in search of adventure, self-discovery, and connection to their inner “wild”. Skilled program instructors will guide participants on grand adventures that lead them down the road to discovering themselves and the gifts that they bring to their communities.
Wilder Teens will
Discover more independence and self-reliance though building things with their hands and learning how to take care of themselves in the woods by sourcing needs from the land that surrounds them
Connect to their ancestors and our human journey by learning to create, build and maintain fire: humankind’s oldest companion and tool
Learn vital leadership, communication, and peacemaking skills
How to understand and interpret one of the Earth’s oldest languages, the language of the birds
Explore the local bounty of Edible and Medicinal Plants
Establish greater awareness and empathy of the world through the core routines of nature awareness
And most importantly, establish themselves in a community where they feel safe to express themselves, grow, and contribute
This program meets from 9:30am-3:30pm one day a week for a total of 32 class sessions between September and May. (See 2019/20 Dates at bottom of page.) Wednesday or Friday
program options are offered.
The program also includes overnights (in Bastrop) and several day long field trips.
Location: The first day of class each month is held at our beautiful wooded campus 20 minutes east of Austin at 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX 78602. All other class days are held at Mckinney Falls State Park in Southeast Austin at 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin, TX 78744
Program Tuition: $1695 or pay monthly for $166 a month* (Tuition prorated after program begins!)
Deposit: $300 non-refundable deposit due at the time of enrollment
*Payment plan based on 9 monthly payments (from Sept-May) after a non-refundable $300 deposit. Click here for complete payment prices and options.
2019/20 Program Dates
This program meets one day each week throughout the school year. We offer Wednesday or Friday program options.
First Week of class: September 11 or 13
Last Week of class: May 20 or 22
Holiday Breaks - NO CLASSES
Thanksgiving Break - November 27-29 (1 week)
Winter Break - December 25-January 3 (2 weeks)
Spring Break - March 11-20 (2 weeks)