Coyote mentoring is the basic teaching method of wilderness education. It corresponds to the communal teaching and learning of various primitive peoples and indigenous cultures. Above all, this happens in everyday life on the basis of appreciative relationships and through imitation and fun.
With the help of riddles, games, tricks, instructive questions and stories, knowledge about nature is imparted and at the same time this exciting and simple form of learning in nature is made practical and tangible.
The coyote, as the great trickster from the mythology of North American natives, serves as an image for the inspiring art of teaching, which allows learners to absorb knowledge unnoticed, immensely increases their own innate curiosity and is able to open their perception.
Written by Myriam Kentrup.