Native Teen Guide in Training

This CFI program gets teens outdoors, provides hiking and river field trips to see nearby natural features and cultural heritage sites, and ties in Navajo and Hopi languages and beliefs. The Guide-in-Training program teaches skills that can lead to employment in natural resources, tourism, and wilderness medicine.

Schedule

Monday June 26

7:00 AM – Shuttle leaves from Tse’bii’nidzisgai Elementary School in Monument Valley.

7:30 AM – We will be meeting at the Kayenta Health Center.

Saturday July 1

6:00 PM – Shuttle arrives in Monument Valley at Tse’bii’nidzisgai Elementary School.

6:30 PM – Shuttle arrives at Kayenta Health Center.

Lessons/Activities

General/Guiding

-Principles of Interpretation
-Leave No Trace application
-Visit with Respect principles
-Food Handlers practice
-Outdoor Leadership
-Teambuilding Games
-Public Speaking

Technical Skills

-Boating – paddle/oars use
-Reading the river
-Scouting rapids
-Knot tying
-Cooking for small groups
-Camp set-up: boat car, groover, kitchen organization, et al.
-Hiking safety/group management
-Fire safety
-River safety

Natural/Cultural History

-Colorado Plateau Map
-Geology of Cedar Mesa and San Juan River
-Pre-history and Current Culture
-Compare/Contract Care for the Land from Native as well as Anglo Perspective
-Land Management Issues
-Native Plants/Uses

Partners and Sponsors

Val A. Browning Foundation has generously provided financial support to help us greatly underwrite the true cost of the program.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Kayenta, Bluff, and the Lower San Juan River
  • When: June 26, 2017 through July 01, 2017
  • Age Group: Entering 8th through 12th grades
  • Cost per Person: $25 - Val A. Browning Foundation has generously provided financial support to help us greatly underwrite the true cost of the program.
  • Notes:

    2017 Native Teen Guide in Training Outline