This is great professional development opportunity for teachers, outdoor educators and anyone who works in the outdoors.
It will also bring value to ANYONE who spends time in nature and wants to enrich those experiences.
Are you ready to expand your awareness & deepen your connection to nature in ways you may not have know possible?
Do you want to be more knowledgable about ecology and wildlife?
Would you like to be able to interpret the tracks and signs left by wildlife and know what all the sounds you hear are and mean?
Do you want to see more wild animals and observe or photograph them in their natural state?
Are you interested in starting a career in the outdoors?
Do you teach outdoor education, want to advance your career in the outdoors, or want to develop your skills out of personal interest?
What if tracks and signs came alive and told you what animals were doing, when they were there, and even what they were thinking and why?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this was designed for you!
"It helped bring a greater awareness of the natural world to me. I felt more comfortable interpreting the story that was unfolding around me, and subsequently feeling more like a participant in that story."
- Eric Vehe, Past Student
Professional Benefits of Learning How to Track:
🐾Enhance your resume by listing your ability to read and interpret wildlife track & sign
🐾 Become more comfortable, aware and safe in wilderness settings
🐾Increase your knowledge about ecology and wildlife behaviour
🐾 TEACHERS & EDUCATORS - Learn activities and games to bring back to your classroom or program.
Personal Benefits of Learning How to Track:
🐾 Feel more deeply connected to nature
🐾 Improved safety when outdoors by being able to see signs of possible danger
🐾 Increase your ability to find and observe wildlife undisturbed in their natural habitat
🐾 Get to know what creatures move through your backyard/neighborhood and better understand the ecology of your region.
🐾 Be able to look at a string of tracks & see the animal moving in your mind's eye
🐾 Slow down from the busyness of the modern world, decompress, and become part of the holistic rhythm of nature
🐾 Be able to be a better steward of Nature
🐾 Add more depth to Urban Nature experiences
🐾 Increased enjoyment as you learn to see through a new lens!
Summary of What's Included:
"I signed up for the course to increase my knowledge of the animals around me. I learned more than just identifying animal tracks, I formed a deeper connection with the areas I was in and the animals who live there."
- Katie Albright
A More In-Depth Look at What's Included:
There are several key ingredients to growth in almost any aspect of life. This course provides many of them in setting you up for a life enriching experience.
Go at Your Own Pace & Accountability!
A Proven Pathway to Help You Learn & Grow
Community & Continual Inspiration
- So much of the learning and inspiration comes through the questions that are asked by the students of each other. The course provides many opportunities for participants to feed off each others growth and inspiration.
- A place to post your pictures, videos, lessons, share your stories, and cool articles and resources you come across.
"Because of this course, I feel we are both more observant of what is around us and can better interpret the signs of our animal friends. Our time in nature has become more slowed and enjoyable. It has allowed for many more questions and curiosities as well."
- Dara Stanley
Chris Gilmour has dedicated the last 20 yrs of his life to building his relationship with the land and learning how to best help others growth their own knowledge and relationship with nature. He is passionate about reading the natural landscape through the art and science of tracking, reading bird language and practicing ancient wilderness living skills and modern survival. He is certified by Cyber Tracker International with his Level 3 Animal Track & Sign Interpretation and has taught hundreds of people about tracking through his work with the p.i.n.e project, Sticks & Stones Wilderness School & Earth Tracks Outdoors School. He also teacher Wildlife Tracking, Bird Language and Ecology at Sir Sanford Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario.
Behind the Scenes
Meet Kim Smith from Camera in the Woods. Kim is a professional wildlife videographer, outdoor adventurer, and one rad girl in general. Kim was a past student of the original version of this course and filmed all the video for the new one. She is passionate about helping others connect with nature through the magic of the camera lens and has a particular passion for encouraging females to grow in outdoor film and video! Check her work out on Instagram, @camera_in_the_woods
Virtual Campfire Schedule
The "Virtual Campfires" are an opportunity to get additional mentoring and build real relationships with the course instructors and other students. Attending the live sessions is NOT required, you can go at your own pace and watch the replays if you do not attend live.
We gather via video conference twice a month to deliver additional teachings, give you a chance to ask questions, and it is an opportunity to connect with and learn from other students in the course.
All sessions will be recorded and available to watch afterwards if you miss the live event.
Length: 1 to 1.5hrs
Time: 9pm EST (6pm PST)
When: Mostly on Tuesday Evenings starting in January 2020
January 6 (Monday), 28
February 11, 25
March 10, 24
"I wanted to learn how to track animals because I'm interested in animal behaviour and wildlife photography...plus it's just fascinating on its own."
- Melissa McCeney
"Hikes, walks, camping trips became much more interesting, making me a bit less of a clueless passenger and more of an active observer of my environment."
- Rafael Etges, Past Student
This Course is Designed to:
Are you ready to open nature’s story book,
learn it's forgotten language,
& transform the way you see the natural world?