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Nature's Language

Learn to Read Nature's Story in the Tracks, Signs & Sounds

 $349 CAN

or  3 Payments of $117

** Approx $275 USD

Lifetime Access to Everything

12-Week Training (go at your own pace)

Monthly Live Mentoring Sessions  

6 Workbooks & Field Journals

20 + Prerecorded Bonus Video lesson's

Online Community & Guidance

Guided Nature Awareness Meditation

Learn to Read Nature's Story in the Tracks, Signs & Sounds


**Approx  $315 CAN

or 3 Payments of $83 USD

12-week training (lifetime access)

20 + Prerecorded Video lessons

6 Live Mentoring Calls 

Complete at Your Own Pace

6 Workbooks & Field Journals

Online Community & Guidance

Activities to Complete Outside

This Course is for You if . . .

You want to be more knowledgeable about ecology and wildlife...

You would like to be able to interpret the tracks and signs left by wildlife and know what nature's sounds are telling you...

You want to see more wild animals and observe or photograph them in their natural state...

You are interested in starting or enhancing a career in the outdoors...

You are ready to expand your awareness & deepen your connection to nature in ways you may not have know possible...

Why We Made This Course... 

What if tracks and signs came alive for you? And told you what animals were doing, when they were there, and revealed the intricate details of thier lives, including what they were thinking and why? 

Historically, humans have experienced the natural world in such a profound way. Many modern people do not even realize how deep our awareness and connection with the natural world can go.

Participants receive six lessons over twelve weeks, each containing essential teachings and concepts. Research and challenges to be completed outdoors will guide your journey and growth.

You can reclaim this ancient way of relating to the world, and remember what it is to experience nature as an ongoing story, revealing itself to you. 

What You Will Learn in the Forgotten Language eCourse:

Lesson One: Natural Mysteries & Questions

Dive in at the beginning of discovering all good answers - asking good questions. Tracking is an exercise in critical thinking and natural intuition. Explore the natural mysteries that most people pass by unnoticed.

Lesson Two: Patterns

... and the ability to recognize them. How are things related? What are they teaching you? Start building relationships and knowledge of the animals that live in your own backyard. Discover the power of patterns and how much information they can reveal when looking at anything in nature. 

Lesson Three: Habitat // Track & Sign

Every species is a part of a more remarkable story. To get to know the animals, we also need to get to know their environments' ecology.
Where do animals live? How do they survive their? What do they contribute to the greater story? And how do we be a conscious and more aware part of the eco-system?

Lesson Four: Baseline

To read and interpret the story in nature, you must first come to know what we call "baseline." There is a baseline in the weather, in the birds and insects' calls, in the way animals interact with their landscape, and in the patterns they leave in their tracks. Trackers learn to see the "breaks" in the baseline; this is where the story and magic begins...

Lesson Five: Trailing & Track Aging

Explore how time affects track and sign. When was the animal here? If I want to see it, when should I be here?  Have even more fun following a set of tracks deep into the woods and learning about the intricacies of the animal's life.

Lesson Six: Animal Gaits & "Inner" Tracking

Interpreting gaits allows you to look at a string of tracks and see what the animal is doing every step of the way. It sped up, looked over its right shoulder, growled, was afraid. Learning to read gaits is nothing short of mind blowing and will forever enhance your ability to read the elaborate stories written in the tracks.  

From there, we dive deep into what nature can teach us about ourselves and our strategy for living in the modern world.

Live "Virtual Campfire" Mentoring Calls 

The virtual campfires are an opportunity for real-time mentoring and learning from the course instructors. They are also anopportunity to connect with other students. They will be a mix of new teachings, reviewing and answering questions from the course content and student interaction.

The 6 Virtual Campfires run once a year (sometimes twice) and are open to all current and past students.

The next 2021 sessions run: 

Monday Evenings at 8 pm EST (5 pm PST)

February 15,

March 1 & 15, 29

April ( x2 - TBA)

Virtual Campfire Community

Dara Stanley, Participant

"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."

One Time Payment:


** Approx $275 USD


3 Payments of:

$117CAN / Month

We are confident in this course and its value, and offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if it doesn't meet your needs. 

Meet Your Instructor

Chris Gilmour

Chris is the founder and lead trainer at Changing World, a small brand helping both individuals and organizations adapt and thrive in our changing world and climate. They focus on emergency preparedness planning, sustainable and resilient design, and training in survival skills, emergency response and self-reliance.  
Chris brings a very diverse skill set and life experience to all his courses, consulting and training, including:
- 12 years as Wilderness & Urban Survival Instructor, 
- 14 years as a Back-Country Wilderness Guide, 
- 10 years living-on and building a modern day homestead where he grows food & medicinal herbs using permaculture and forest gardening techniques.
- 6 years experience running emergency exercises and training with government and private organizations.
Chris is also a life-long martial artist, certified wildlife tracker, teacher at Sir Sanford Fleming College and has a strong background in ecology.

Curious about what a lesson in tracking can look like?

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

Learn activities and games to bring back to your classroom

Include wildlife tracking and encounters in your programming

Personal Benefits of Learning How to Track:

Feel more deeply connected to nature

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

More opportunities for stewardship and restoration

Add more depth to Urban Nature experiences

What Does 'Tracking' Mean? 

We asked some of our instructors and mentors...

We want you to answer this question for yourself. Pursuing this skill will lead to nothing less than an epic journey, we promise.

Frequently Asked Questions

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!

Understanding the Story Told By Nature,

and Going Deeper with the Art of Tracking


** Approx $275 USD


3 Payments of

$117CAN / Month

We are confident in this course and its value, and offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if it doesn't meet your needs. 

Eric Vehe, Past student

"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."

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