Jon Young

Tracker, Cultural Designer (EL, Com, Mod, Lec, Tch)

Jon Young, author of What the Robin Knows: How the Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World, has for the last thirty years pioneered a nature connection mentoring model blending ancient and modern wisdom. The foundation of his work is based on developing refined and holistic tracking skills—including bird and animal communication, and building essential cultural processes for communities and organizations that help build connection with nature, self and other people.   Jon collects, studies and tests best practices for creating effective nature connection. These same models are built into the design of his products, trainings and consulting services. The model’s influence has spread to many communities throughout the world, has provided the framework for several hundred programs, projects, business, organizations and schools. A father with six children, he lives on the Westside of Santa Cruz, CA.