For more event info (registration, parking, location, etc) please see:

Please note that selecting sessions of interest on the SCHED.ORG program does not register you for the event.

Advance Registration
closes October 20th at 5pm. 
On-site registration will be available starting on Friday, October 23 at 12:00pm in the lobby of the Humanities Building.
avatar for Jon Young

Jon Young

Author and Renowned Biologist
Jon Young is the author of What the Robin Knows–How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World, The Kamana Naturalist Training Program, Animal Tracking Basics and Coyote’s Guide To Connecting with Nature. As founder of the 8 Shields Institute, Nature Connection Mentoring Foundation, Bird Language Leaders and Wilderness Awareness School, he has pioneered nature connection models for over 30 years.

Jon’s story begins while hunting snapping turtles in the suburbs of New Jersey as a boy. Following his curiosity where few would dare, he discovered a map to our ancient biology that unlocks deep nature connection. He has, in short, blazed a trail into the heart of what it means to be human. Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, calls Jon’s work “good medicine for nature-deficit disorder”. Through master storytelling, song and experiential learning, Jon awakens nature’s healing connection within individuals and entire communities.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, October 22