In-Person Learning Opportunities

Foraging, exploring, learning and connecting…all on a spring evening walk.

Join Jenna Rozelle and Dan Gardoqui for a walk around the idyllic Tuckaway Farm in Lee, NH. We’ll walk and talk about the surprising amount of wild Food – plant, animal, and fungal – to be found around the edges of our beloved, small, New England farms. You’ll also learn how to detect the presence of our furred & feathered neighbors using some tracking skills. And…There will be snacks!

What You’ll Learn: Learn to recognize tracks of mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates on your landscape, and to interpret animal movement and behavior. The practice of wildlife tracking reveals a hidden world of animal sign, and develops the ability to find subtle evidence of animal presence. In short, this skill set facilitates knowledge on a remarkable variety of life in an ecosystem.

The Process: Take part in this amazing, welcoming wildlife tracking workshop with the potential for certification. Open to all folks, this is a two-day deep-dive into the world of wildlife track and sign as seen through the eyes of a professional tracker and educator.  While certificaiton is possible, (all participants who score 69% or higher will receive a certificate), there will be ample time for thoughtful review of all topics addressed.

The Workshop Leader: Nate Harvey is a fabulous educator. He works for CyberTracker Conservation, running both Trailing and Track & Sign workshops and certifications.  Additionally, he teaches Trailing in workshops near his home in southern Vermont and around the country. To learn more about Nate and his work visit his website. Nate is a kind, patient and extremely skilled educator who you don’t want to miss. Space is limited to 10 people.

Guided Wild Weekends

Bold Coast Birds & Beauty

There is a magical place in on the far reaches of the Maine Coast where the sun touches the rugged coastline of rocks, evergreen forests and remote wilderness.

This is the Bold Coast.

Join Dan Gardoqui for an unforgettable 3-day weekend in one of Maine’s least-known and most beautiful regions. Explore natural wonders and hidden coves along this stunning coastline to see unique birds during the fall bird migration season. With Dan, you’ll learn about the unique coastal boreal habitats that support rare birds like Spruce Grouse and Boreal Chickadees.

Dan will meet you at a pre-determined location near Lubec, Maine for a Friday mid-afternoon of exploring and enjoying the sunset. On Saturday, you’ll take in a Bold Coast sunrise & morning session. After a relaxing siesta, we’ll reconvene for another pm/sunset session. Sunday we’ll catch our final sunrise and wrap up around noontime.

Are you seeking a personalized, hands-on approach to learning in the wild with a skilled guide? Guided Wild Weekends are carefully curated nature-connection experiences. Each weekend includes 2 days of skill-based, nature immersion in carefully chosen wild locations.

Guided Wild Details

Small Groups: No more than 6 clients per Guided Wild weekend
Application: Clients must complete a simple screening application to ensure a good fit for the experience. Apply now.
Timing: We’re outside each day for approximately 6-8 hours (times vary depending on season & location)
Transportation, Food & Lodging: clients are responsible for their own transport to/from locations, all food and all lodging.
Guide Fee: weekend guide fee is between $400-500 per person (wknd dependent). After applying, you can register and pay in full. Note: if you cannot pay in full, please contact Dan regarding options.

Dan Gardoqui has been leading people of all ages in nature for 30 years. He is a Registered Maine Guide and Certified Wildlife Tracker. Dan has Wilderness First Aid certification and does his best to give all clients excellent experiences in nature. Feel free to contact Dan with any questions about Guided Wild Weekends.
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