Welcome to COTEF, The Children of the Earth Foundation.

Our Mission:  To ensure the survival of future generations by guiding youth and community toward a pure connection with the Earth.

We offer Earth Skills programs for children and families through our Coyote Tracks Public Programs in the summer, and our Concentric Rings Outreach Programs for schools and other groups throughout the year.


                                                                                                   Making a Survival Shelter        Finding & Purifying Water             Creating Fire From Nature       Finding & Cooking Food

The Children of the Earth Foundation (COTEF) is a non-denominational educational non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.  It was created by Tom Brown, Jr. in 2001 as an opportunity to offer his Tracker School teachings to children and families.  We are committed to hands on learning activities through the ancient art and science of tracking, awareness, and wilderness living skills.

Real experience.  Lasting results.
A guided adventure through the forgotten arts of tracking, nature awareness, and wilderness survival living.


Auction 2015!
We are now accepting donations for our Fall Auction.  Please contact us  at info@cotef.org first to send your donation.
Stayed tuned for more information about the auction coming soon to this site.  

COTEF Changes Lives:


  • Our Newsletter is back!
    See our Spring 2015 Newsletter!
    Posted May 8, 2015, 7:21 AM by Holly Strahan
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