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ONLINE CLASSES WITH DAN

Each spring millions of birds embark on an epic, dangerous journey northward to get to their breeding grounds.  Join master birder, Dan Gardoqui and learn which birds migrate, which stick around, and why.  Learn all about the marvels of bird navigation and the perils of making this trek in a changing climate


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The earth’s climate is dynamic – always shifting between warm and cold spells that limit the types of lifeforms that can exist in different parts of the globe. What’s rare about our world today is that humans are experiencing noticeable climate change within one lifetime. Local naturalist and guide Dan Gardoqui of Lead with Nature will share both personal observations of living close to the land for over three decades as well as suggestions for how to recreate more sustainably and responsibly in our region and beyond. 


Tracker Training Session Listings

Can’t make it in person to study wildlife tracking? Sign up for one (or more) of these affordable ($just $20 each), 90-minute wildlife tracker training sessions focusing on the tracks and sign of mammals, birds, herptiles and invertebrates. Originally designed to prepare those with an upcoming wildlife track and sign evaluation, these classes are useful to anyone brushing up on their wildlife tracking skills. The classes give provide breadth (many track and sign pics) an depth (deep dive natural history & stories).

  • Length: Each class recording is a 90-minute lesson, facilitated by Dan & Bill.
  • Cost: only $20 per session! Get yours now!

Trainers: Dan Gardoqui of Lead with Nature has been training and mentoring wildlife trackers for over 20 years. He is an expert naturalist, bird language specialist and registered Maine Guide. Bill Marple has trained trackers for nearly two decades, mostly via the Tracker School and the United State Marine Corps, where he served for 8 years. Both Bill & Dan are dedicated to passing on the skills of tracking through their work.


Cold Survivors: The Story of Wildlife in Winter

Can you imagine surviving the entire winter outdoors? What would like be like with no fridge, pantry or heat? In COLD SURVIVORS Dan will share all about the amazing adaptations that help animals make it through winter. From moose to weasels, fish to frogs and much more – you’ll be amazed at the amazing natural world right outside your door. You can either join in on live, engaging sessions OR watch on your own time 24/7.

Part winter ecology, part storytelling…this 4-week, online course is a deep dive into the stories, science and ecology of wildlife during the harsh winter season. We focus on the superpowers of wildlife – their amazing adaptations that allow them not only to survive, but, in many cases, to thrive in the winter season. Class includes:

  • Live, interactive sessions with Dan & your classmates
  • Personalized connection with an expert naturalist and ecologist
  • True Stories of Winter Survival that bring you closer to wildlife
  • Anytime Access to recordings of our live sessions.
  • Exclusive content on a dedicated course page.
  • Optional Assignments & Challenges that will push you further.

Class size is limited to ensure quality attention from naturalist and ecologist, Dan Gardoqui. Each session will include: new content and stories; student updates; and guidance, challenges and assignments (optional) for the class.

Details

  • Dates: Weeknight evenings: January 9th(Tue),16th(Tue), 25th(Thu) and 30th(Tue), 2024
  • Times: Live sessions run from 7:00-8:30pm EST (via Zoom)
  • Access: Registered students access a course page with bonus materials
  • Tuition: SALE!  $119.50 (regular price $149)


TWIW Advert

A set of animal footprints in the forest….the long, winding trails of wildlife in a snowy field. Winter in the temperate regions brings snow…and snow reveals the amazing diversity of wildlife that we share the world with every day. Tracking Wildlife in Winter is an online course specifically designed to help you learn how to decipher the tracks, trails and sign of wildlife in winter and to bring you knowledge of and connection to the nearby natural world.

  • Live, interactive sessions with Dan & your classmates (join live or watch water)
  • Weekly connection with a seasoned naturalist, ecologist and certified tracker
  • True Stories of Winter Survival that bring you closer to wildlife
  • Anytime Access to recordings of our live sessions.
  • Exclusive content on a dedicated course page.
  • Optional Assignments & Challenges that will push you further.

This 4-week, online course is a deep dive into the skills, techniques, stories, science and art of winter wildlife tracking. You can join live classes OR watch the recordings at your own leisure anytime. Each session will include: new content and stories; student updates; and guidance, challenges and assignments (optional) for the class.

Details

  • Dates: December 2023 Recorded Sessions Now Available
  • Times: Live sessions run from 7:00-8:30pm EST (next live class dates TBD)
  • Access: Registered students access a course page with bonus materials
  • Tuition: SALE!  $119.50 (regular price $149)

Each class session will include: up-to-date curricular content, first-hand stories; bird migration updates; and guidance, challenges and assignments (optional) for the class.


This 4-week online journey focuses on how to understand and communicate with birds. Experience unique, interesting and engaging lessons with bird language expert, Dan Gardoqui. Each week, Dan shares content, stories, tips as well as provide guidance, challenges and assignments (optional) to your “flock.”

  • Live, interactive sessions – join live OR watch class recordings on your own time 24/7
  • Personalized connection with an expert naturalist and ecologist
  • True Stories of how listening to birds can clue you into other wildlife
  • Anytime Access to recordings of our live sessions
  • Exclusive content on a dedicated course page
  • Optional Assignments & Challenges that will push you further
  • Private Student Page & Group Forum for 24/7 access to learning

Class size is limited to ensure attention and mentoring from Dan. Each session will include: new content and stories; student updates; and guidance, challenges and assignments (optional) for the class.

Details

  • Dates: next class dates TBD
  • Times: Live sessions run from 7:00-8:30pm (eastern time) via Zoom (join live or watch later)
  • Access: Registered students access a course page with bonus materials
  • Tuition: $165

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