Links & Resources


Tracker School

Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracking, Awareness and Wilderness Survival School

EarthHeart Institute

Vision Quests, Personal Intensives



Earthwalk Northwest

Frank & Karen Sherwood’s School of Primitive Living Skills

4 Elements Earth Education
Rick Berry's California based survival, tracking, and nature awareness school.  Rick was the executive director of the Children of the Earth Foundation for about 7 years.

Grandmothers Council 

International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

Of The Field 

Linda Runyon’s website. Linda used to teach wild edible and medicinal plants at COTEF.  She homesteaded in the Adirondacks for years, as a vegetarian- enough said!



The following all by Tom Brown Jr.

The Tracker the story of Tom Brown Jr.

The Search

The Vision

The Quest

The Journey


Awakening Spirits

The Way of The Scout

The Science and Art of Tracking

Case Files of the Tracker

Tom Brown’s Field Guide’s to:

Nature and Survival for Children

Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants

Wilderness Survival

Nature Observation & Tracking

City and Suburban Survival

Living With The Earth 

The Forgotten Wilderness


Other Books

The Essential Wild Food Survival Guide by Linda Runyon

Homestead Memories by Linda Runyon

Promote Food Certainty - Plant ID Walks by Linda Runyon   This book features some of her work with COTEF!

Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature: For Kids of all Ages and their Mentors by Jon Young, Ellen Haas and Evan McGown

The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter

Last Child In The Woods by Richard Louv

The Nature Principle by Richard Louv

The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono