Under the direction of Ontario certified teacher Kendra Martin, Coyote Nature School currently offers both full and part day nature education programs for children and families. CNS provides professional development for educators as well as opportunities to volunteer and receive mentorship. Our mission is to grow the movement to connect children with nature.
Coyote Nature School offers children a holistic experience which complements and enriches traditional classroom and home learning across the curriculum. Each child will expand their natural curiosity through ‘hands on’ activities under the guidance of experienced and engaging educator Kendra Martin and the CNS team.
Our school offers experiences such as shelter building, hiking, tracking animals, use of tools, journaling, artist expression, use of field guides and maps, sit spot reflection, creative art, roleplay, songs and stories.
Children will recognize the distinct leaf shape of the Burr Oak, know the habits of the wintering white-tailed deer, tie knots, find edible plants and identify local birds across the seasons.
This authentic experience in nature helps build resilient, confident and capable children who ask questions and think critically about the world around them.
Coyote Nature School helps to create a healthy balance and peaceful sense of well-being. Plans for the day are fluid and allow for child-directed inquiry and learning through discovery.
Your child will grow in the knowledge all things are connected and their identity is woven together into the fabric of the natural world. Creating a sense of love for nature leads children to sustainable thinking and future action.
We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Ojibway/Chippewa and Chononnton nations. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. We wish to recognize the long history of Indigenous peoples on these lands and show our respect to them. We recognize their stewardship of the land. May we all live in peace and friendship.
A letter of gratitude
The water, the land, and air belong to us all. We share them. We have learned so much from Indigenous people because they were the first people to live on this land. They learned to share with the plants and animals, never taking more than they need. They treated mother nature kindly and taught future generations to do it too.
We need to have gratitude for the water and land we share and keep it healthy for everyone to enjoy and for future generations. Every part of nature matters because the water helps trees, the trees help us, and the animals help the plants. It's a cycle of life that should be like that and should not be changed.