Jon Young mentors children (and adults) as they connect with nature. (Read his book about mentoring, Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature). In our interview, he spoke about the difference between insisting that a child acquire “information” about the natural world and allowing their innate curiosity to guide them. Their own desire to investigate playfully forges a deep connection to nature — and information is automatically part of that process. The result is a child eager and excited to learn more. Time in nature creates a sparkle – you can certainly see it in Jon!