Internships and Teacher Trainings
4EEE Summer Internship
July 1 to August 10, 2014
6 week summer Internship at 4EEE's Feather River Site
work trade available for over ages over 18
For ages 15 and over
Once again 4EEE is offering a 6 week Internship during our family and teen program times. Interns will be a part of the 4EEE crew and help in many ways at the primitive camp. Interns will be learning skills and have time in nature.
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Instructors; Rick Berry, Scot Woodland, Pashu, Geoff Fisher and visiting guest Instructors; Greyson Coney, Laurence Laughing, Rich Silver
Coyote Teaching & Awareness
-Coyote teachings form my personal experience of over 20 years teaching. Including 7 years living with Gary Morris and learning Indigenous Yurok ways, 10
years developing and running Tom Brown Jr's Coyote Tracks Program and the past 4 years here in Nevada City.
-The philosophy of living with the Earth -- for children, how to get them stoked about being in Nature and how to create a sacred space for then to learn in.
- The many layers of a coyote teaching and the evolution / adaptation to the needs of the now.
-Taking Instructor Trainees, through what the kids would go through --to learn the games, how to present skills/tracking /awareness, movement, and flow of the day.
Skills and Tracking;
starting with the basic elements of survival to advanced bow and arrow making.
List of survival skill topics; (may not complete every project, depending on how much time outside of "class" you choose --but get at least some hands on with skill and choose which ones to focus on)
Skills we will go over;
-Metal tool use and safety, knifes, hatchets, axes, files, saws, draw knives, tomahawk.
-Fire making, bow-drill, hand drill, crutch drill, camp drill, mouth drill.
Fire – rock work-cutting edge, cordage, fire-structures, safety, reflectors, story, wisdom
-Shelter Building; Debris hut, modified debris huts, wiki-up, Mtn. Maidu bark house.
-water collecting, purifying, storage vessels.
-Food; -Hunting- throwing stick, traps, spears, atal atal,
Bow and arrow, including flint-napping, bone work, and self-bow making.
- Gathering; plant id, harvesting seasonal wild edible foods including acorn processing.
-Cooking over fire/coals
-Baskets, bowls, mats, utensils, pottery
Tracking and Awareness; (tracking and awareness / naturalist studies may be on both days)
-Scot Woodland and Rick Berry; both level three cyber tracker certified
Tracking box or area, track id, gaits, sign, trails, animal forms, basic pressure release studies, cluster tracking games,
human tracks, lost-proofing, log drag scenario, the eye of the tracker…
Sit Spot and Bird Language.
Naturalist Studies- tree and plant ID, ecology and interrelatedness. Studies on care taking, and possible projects at Burton.
Cyber Tracking evaluation prep-optional program
Prep for teaching and help putting together dynamic curriculum for your program/area.
If you live outside area –overnight arrangement s can be made.
Volunteering at Fox Walkers or other 4EEE programs.
Possible contracted work as an Instructor with 4EEE programs.
Please call Rick Berry for more information and send in application to apply.
Teacher Training Course
With Rick Berry and Rich Silver
as collaboration with University of Earth. Possible CEU's available for teachers.
July 27 to Aug. 1, 2014
This course is designed for folks interested in teaching Earth Skills to Youth and Families. We will be going through multiple types of curriculum for different teaching environments, from a class room presentation to camping over night. Students will also learn about Coyote Teaching and how to integrate this philosophy into their own style and skill set. We will be going over many skills in this course;however previous experience in wilderness skills is required. This course will be jammed packed with many personal stories of over 20 years teaching and guiding students in Nature experiences.
Collaboration with University of Earth and Founder Rich Silver will be joining us sharing his unique skill set in relation to the human and non-human worlds;
"natural history of personality," along the lines of developing self-awareness of our strengths and weaknesses through Nature in service to Nature.
3 meals per day
for ages 18 and over