Online Courses & Content

Providing High-Quality Nature-Connection Courses & Content.

Anytime, Anywhere.

From free content to fee-based expert courses, I’m constantly expanding my online presence to best serve you. Read on to learn about current and past online courses.

Tracking Wildlife in Winter

Tracking Wildlife in Winter - online class with Dan Gardoqui

Footprints in the forest. Winding trails of tracks in fields. Winter in temperate regions brings snow and reveals the amazing diversity of wildlife that share our world with us daily. Learn how to decipher the tracks, trails and sign of wildlife in winter and gain deeper connection to the nearby natural world.

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 on Wednesday evenings OR watch the recordings anytime you like. Topics will include:

  • How winter tracking differs from the other three seasons
  • How to maximize snowcover for learning tracking
  • Tips and tricks for trailing a single animal over distance
  • Traps and mistakes of winter tracking
  • Methodologies for analyzing carcasses/kill sites
  • Species specific winter track & sign profiles w/ weekly review quizzes
  • Understanding wildlife ecology to become a better tracker

Details:

  • Dates: Fall 2022 | Nov 30th, Dec 7th, 14th & 21st, 2022
  • Times: Live sessions run from 7:00-8:30pm EST – Wednesday Evenings.
  • Access: Registered students access a course page with bonus materials
  • Tuition: $149 – ON SALE (20% OFF) until 11/20/2022

Cold Survivors: The Story of Wildlife in Winter

~ Enrolling Now for January 2023 ~

This 4-week, online course is a deep dive into the stories, science and ecology of winter wildlife. You can join live on Tuesday evenings OR watch the recordings at your own leisure anytime.

Cold Survivors Class Image

Can you imagine surviving the entire winter outdoors? What would it would be like to have 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.

  • 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 to push you further.

Details:

  • Dates: Wednesday evenings – January 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 2023
  • Times: Live sessions run from 7:00-8:30pm (eastern)
  • Access: Registered students access a course page with bonus materials
  • Tuition: $149 (ON SALE – 20% OFF – UNTIL DECEMBER 31st)

Online Wildlife Tracker Training

Tracker Training Session Listings

Can’t make it in person to study wildlife tracking? Live too far from the usual workshop places? Sign up for one (or more) of these affordable, monthly 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).

Details

  • 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.


Bird Migration: An Epic Journey

Check Back in Spring of 2023 for Next Class Dates

Come join Dan as he shares his passion and knowledge about the feats, perils and fascinating facts regarding bird migration. Content will include bird natural history; fall raptor migration identification tips; a deep dive on a weekly focal species’ migration story; and much more.

This course involves both live online sessions as well as opportunities in-between classes for more learning. Join weekly sessions live (via Zoom) and/or watch the recordings at your leisure.

Bird Migration Class image

Ever wonder how millions of birds successfully prepare for and survive one of the most amazing feats of nature year after year? BIRD MIGRATION is truly Epic Journey.

  • Live, interactive sessions with Dan & your classmates (optional)
  • Personalized connection with an expert naturalist and birder
  • True Stories of Migration that will expand your mind and awareness.
  • Anytime Access to recordings of our live sessions.
  • Exclusive content on a dedicated course page.
  • Optional Assignments & Challenges to push you further.

Details:

  • Dates: 2023 Dates not yet released
  • Times: Live sessions run from 7:00-8:30pm EST – Wednesday Evenings.
  • Access: Registered students access a course page with bonus materials
  • Tuition: $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.


“Learn A Bird” – YouTube Series

  • “LEARN A BIRD” is a popular series on my YouTube channel. These short, informative videos focus on common birds in North America. I mimic the birds, show you what they look like in a bird book and tell you little-known secrets. IF you like it, be sure to subscribe!

Looking to work with Dan in person?

Explore the SERVICES page to learn about consulting, trainings and workshops.


Join Waitlist We will inform you when the product arrives in stock. Please leave your email address below.