Greetings Coyote Trails Family,
Did you hear?? We have a brand new website! We just posted some day classes for Winter/Spring 2019, and registrations are open! These classes are for ages 16 through Adult, including:
- Jan. 12 — How to: Mentor Effectively
- Jan. 26 — Winter Travel Essentials, From Your Vehicle to Your Day Pack
- Mar. 9 — Track Casting & Track I.D.
- Mar. 23 — How to: Pack for a Wilderness Backcountry Trip
- Apr. 13 — How to: Obtain Safe Water in Any Environment
- April/May Date TBD — Wilderness First Aid
Please encourage your friends and family to SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER!
We are so grateful for another trip around the Sun, in large part due to everyone who put their loving support into furthering the Coyote Trails vision. The above and below pictures are of this year’s graduated Caretakers working on crafting their own arrows. They recently finished an 8-month immersion program.
Big Thanks to each and every one of you for a wonderful 2018!!!
~~ We wish for you: an illuminating Winter Solstice ~~
We have an announcement to share from our friends over at SOCAN (Southern Oregon Climate Action Now), about their Master Climate Protector course:
SOCAN’s Master Climate Protector
Modeled on the popular Jackson County Master Gardener and Master Recycler programs, SOCAN’s Master Climate Protector (MCP) program incorporates both a training component and a service component. It is designed for individuals who want to know more about Climate Change and what can be done to address this critical problem.Master Climate Protectors are trained volunteers who inform and educate the public about the science of climate change and its consequences. They work within their communities and local governments to promote personal and collective actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and serve as an educational outreach for climate literacy.
Participants complete a 10-week course that covers climate change science and climate change in relation to energy, transportation, agriculture, water, natural systems, and human health and consumption. Within each area, we explore global and local impacts and personal and collective mitigation and/or adaptation. Participants also assess their emissions as they develop a personal / family greenhouse gas footprint.
This science-based course includes an updated training manual, discussion based classes, and presentations from local and regional experts.
In addition to completing the coursework, 20 hours of service are required for Master Climate Protector Certification. We offer and update a variety of appropriate, fulfilling, meaningful, and enjoyable service opportunities in collaboration with participants.
The MCP course has been offered three times and graduated 41 participants. Eleven graduates have also become Certified Master Climate Protectors.
For more information, contact Eric Dittmer, Master Climate Protector Administrative Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).