What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I live in the city or do not know where to track & do the outdoor activities?
No problem what so ever! This course can be completed in any ecosystem. Whether you live in the city, suburbs, country, or wilderness, we will help you learn to read nature's tracks & signs in that habitat and find where the wildlife are!
Will this help with my career and professional development?
Whether you are a teacher or educator, or you work in another field related to the outdoors, this course can help you increase your knowledge of ecology and wildlife as well as develop field skills. We do not offer any certification but you can still list it on a resume. We also offer lots of activities that teachers and educators can bring back to their programs and schools.
Does it matter what season I take the course in?
No, the skills being taught and the adventure challenges can be applied in spring, summer, fall, or winter!
Can I really learn about nature and deepen my natural connection in an online course?
Don't worry, we'd rather be outside than in front of a computer to! A lot of the learning still happens outside. The online videos allow us to teach some of the most important pieces in a really effective way with the perfect examples. Then each lesson has a series of guided activities you complete out in nature with your workbook. And last, the online community & "Virtual Campfire" webinars give you a stage to ask questions and share your excitement and lessons, thus interact with real people and mentors. It is the best of both worlds!
How much time do I need to complete the course?
This one is mostly up to you. The more you put in, the more you get out. Each module has between 30min and 1 hour of video and we recommend doing 1 module every 2 weeks. Then you spend ideally 2+ hrs every week (more is better but not required, & fewer works too) to work on the activities out in nature and post in the online community. If you want to attend the "Virtual Campfire" coaching, this is an additional 3 hrs a month, but optional. If you can commit a 1/2 day a week you will get a ton out of the course. If that is too much, you will still learn & grow, it's really up to you!
What equipment & resources do I need?
Having a wildlife and tracking field guide is helpful and we recommend our favorites inside the course. If you do not wish to invest in a field guide at this time, you can complete your research online or borrow a field guide from your local library. Outside of that, a way to print your workbook is helpful, clothing to go explore outside, a measuring tape to measure tracks, and a camera or phone to take pictures to share in the online community forums.
Do I need any prior knowledge of nature or outdoor experience?
All experience levels are welcome, even complete beginners! We will guide you step by step in deepening your connection to and significantly increasing your knowledge of ecology and wildlife.
What if I have experience in the outdoors or tracking already?
We have designed the course in a way that it can accommodate people of all different experience levels. If you already have some experience, we aim to help you to go deeper with it and encourage you to take advantage of the online community and Virtual Campfire calls. If you enroll and feel you are not learning enough in the first 30-days, we are happy to give you a full refund as well, but we suspect you won't need to!