Jon Young

Connecting People with Nature

Jon Young

Connecting People with Nature

Jon Young

Jon Young is one of the foremost authorities on tracking and wilderness awareness in the United States. Inspired by his mentoring with Tom Brown, Jr., author of "The Tracker" series, and fueled by his studies in natural history and anthropology, Jon has pioneered blending Native mentoring and cultural techniques from around the world with a broad array of tools for connecting with nature and developing refined and holistic tracking skills. He is the author of several books, including: "Coyote’s Guide" and "What the Robin Knows"

“Jon Young is one of the heroes of the new nature movement… with What the Robin Knows, he opens a door to a universe that overlaps modern life, a world lost to most, but found by some—because of teachers like Jon. This elegant book will deepen the kinship between humans and other species. It decodes our common language.” —Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods

Jon Young

“My life’s work is connecting people deeply to nature. Through over 25 years of mentoring, I’ve seen that deep nature connection changes us. It rewires us and enables us to make much more of our human potential.

“I collaborate with organizations and individuals around the world who are seeking to foster deeper community and nature connections through the power of cultural and coyote mentoring principles. My keynote talks and trainings are based on a lifetime of personal experience combined with the input and guidance of cultural specialists from around the world.” – Jon Young

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