Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Courses

Home Study Curriculum, Online Webinars & Correspondence Options

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, it’s now being rolled out for the 2020-21 Academic Year, 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 for the 2021-22 Academic Year.

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 the 2022-23 Academic Year.

Book Four: Trail of the Survival Scout focuses on emergency preparedness, cultural and wilderness conservation on your path to becoming a survival scout. Available for the 2023-24 Academic Year.

Book Five: Trail of the Sustainable Citizen focuses on energy conservation, self-sufficiency, permaculture and appropriate technologies. Available for the 2024-25 Academic Year.

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 Saturday Classes which start with a free webinar on Sept 12, 2020 at 9 AM Pacific / 12 PM Eastern to introduce nature journaling and Wolf Journey Book One – The Neighborhood Naturalist.

Saturday classes continue through the fall from Sept 19 – Nov 21, 2020, guiding you chapter by chapter through skills of the Neighborhood Naturalist, and continue in the spring from March 20 – May 22. Classes begin at 9 AM Pacific / 12 PM Eastern and 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 fall season of ten classes which continue after the free introductory webinar, 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. Fall Saturday class series participants can also add 10 spring 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 Saturday class recordings) for $100. See paypal registration options or click here for FAQs.

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