Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Courses guide you through skills of the Neighborhood Naturalist, Traditional Herbalist, Wildlife Tracker, Wilderness Survival Scout, Sustainable Citizen and Environmental Educator.
Wolf Journey online course books consist of 20 chapters, each with four core study experiences that can be completed as a series of lessons to earn a conservation certificate in your area of interest.
Wolf Journey follows scientific, observational, interactive, and often improvisational methods of learning, inspired by stories of nature. Kim & Chris Chisholm introduce every chapter with a live video, guiding you to create your own experiences at home through wonder, research, expression and documentation.
The original books are now being released as online courses. Click here to send an email so we can notify you as we launch:
Book One: Trail of the Neighborhood Naturalist focuses on urban and rural habitat conservation on a path to become your neighborhood naturalist. Originally printed in 1998, the online version is being rolled out in 2021, perfect for:
- Personal Outdoor Enrichment
- Independent Study Programs
- Micro-School Learning Pods
- Homeschool Families
- Distance Learning
Book Two: Trail of the Traditional Herbalist focuses on ethnobotany and plant conservation on your path to becoming a budding herbalist. Available in 2022.
Book Three: Trail of the Wildlife Tracker focuses on wildlife conservation, birding and more on your path to becoming a wildlife specialist. It will be unveiled online as weekly broadcasts next spring and summer. Available for in 2023
Book Four: Trail of the Survival Scout focuses on emergency preparedness, cultural and wilderness conservation on your path to becoming a survival scout. Available in 2024.
Book Five: Trail of the Sustainable Citizen focuses on energy conservation, self-sufficiency, permaculture and appropriate technologies. Available in 2025.
Book Six: Trail of the Environmental Educator is now available as an online policy manual for anyone wanting to run outdoor programs. It includes detailed earth skills lesson plans, as well as standardized environmental education policies and procedures. Price is negotiable depending on recipient need and resource availability.
Wolf Journey study experiences revolve around your personal “sit spot” which is an interactive method of outdoor education using your own “control group” area from which to compare everything in nature. You’ll receive inspiration and instruction in each chapter of the book, then head outside to experience wonders of your “sit spot“ before returning to journal your experiences.
To experience these skills simultaneously with others throughout North America, join our Wednesday Classes guiding you chapter by chapter through skills of the Neighborhood Naturalist, starting in the spring from March 17 – May 19, 2021 and continuing in the fall from Sept 15 – Nov 17, 2021. Choose the 1 PM Pacific / 4 PM Eastern class, or the 5 PM Pacific / 8 PM Eastern class, both of which last one hour, with plenty of time afterwards to ask instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm questions.
Registration includes passwords to Neighborhood Naturalist chapters as they are rolled out over the academic year, plus access to our private community site for participants actively working through Neighborhood Naturalist study experiences. It’s where we post supplemental resources and class recordings in case you miss them live, but it also provides a sense of community and crowd-sourcing help.
The spring season of ten classes, plus perpetual access to the Neighborhood Naturalist student group on our community site, costs $295, and you can add additional household members for just $100 each. Spring class series participants can also add 10 fall season classes for just $100 when registration opens in the new year, plus $50 per additional household member who participated in the fall. Click here for Saturday class topics, schedule and registration information.
If you can’t join the live Saturday class series, you can gain access to the Neighborhood Naturalist curriculum and its community group site (with resources and class recordings) for $100. See paypal registration options or click here for FAQs.