Decoding the Language of Nature
August 31 - September 4
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
George Bumann, M.S., Jon Young
Mother nature rarely shouts, and when she does speak, she's most often in a whisper. Are you listening? Do you want to know that a coyote has just passed by or that a hawk is about to arrive? If so, you will want to explore the ways in which to read the nuances in the natural world in a new and unprecedented way—through the art and science of bird and animal language, and tracking. Join renowned tracker and author of What the Robin Knows, Jon Young, and Yellowstone naturalist and artist George Bumann on this enlightening program that will change the way you see the world around you—forever.
About the instructors
George Bumann, M.S., can draw, sculpt, and teach about all aspects of Yellowstone. He has a degree in wildlife ecology and works as a professional artist and educator. His art and writing have appeared in popular and scientific publications, and his sculptures can be found in collections throughout the United States and abroad.
Jon Young is a leader in the field of nature-based education, and effective nature connection, he is a deep nature connection mentor, wildlife tracker, author, educator, consultant, inspiring public speaker, and storyteller. Jon’s work has appeared in documentaries concerning nature and ecology and he has authored and co-authored several seminal works on deep nature connection and connection mentoring, including What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World (2013), and Coyote's Guide to Connecting to Nature (2007).
"This course opened my eyes, awakened my senses and showed me a path I will follow for the rest of my life. I am grateful beyond words." - Kathryn, CO
"George Bumann was the highlight in so many ways! Knowledgeable, modest, approachable, clever, funny, charming, etc." - John, CA
"The instructors, Jon Young & George Baumann (& special guest presenter Jeff Reed) complemented each other so well & made a great team. Their deep passion for & connection with the natural world was palpable. Their knowledge of animal behaviors & communication & their commitment to imparting the value & power of nature connection to others is something I hope many others will be able to experience. Their mentoring skills & teaching techniques...including relating incredible stories of their animal experiences & lifetime learnings...were impactful and memorable. This experience was immersive & affected me deeply." - Diane, MT
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