This CFI program gets Native 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.
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.
6:00 PM – Shuttle arrives in Monument Valley at Tse’bii’nidzisgai Elementary School.
6:30 PM – Shuttle arrives at Kayenta Health Center.
-Principles of Interpretation
-Leave No Trace application
-Visit with Respect principles
-Food Handlers practice
-Boating – paddle/oars use
-Reading the river
-Cooking for small groups
-Camp set-up: boat car, groover, kitchen organization, et al.
-Hiking safety/group management
-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
Partners and Sponsors
Val A. Browning Foundation has generously provided financial support to help us greatly underwrite the true cost of the program.