Animal Tracking & Nature Awareness
Adult Courses & Classes

The art of animal tracking and nature awareness helps us see more wildlife in the woods and connect to nature.

The lives of animals are revealed by the tracks they leave behind. Get hands-on experience interpreting wildlife sign, following animals across any ground, and even finding hidden creatures by listening to bird calls and alarms.

Through nature awareness, practice exercises to improve your senses, mindfulness, and the detail you perceive. Become a detective, solving previously hidden puzzles and riddles of the forest.

Proof of vaccination is required to participate. See below for updated health and safety guidelines.

Year Long Intensive Series

Animal Tracking Intensive
1 day a month in person Sept - May 

This animal tracking course introduces a unique way of experiencing the wilderness. During this nine-month program, Tom Brown III shows you how to identify animal tracks, read their gaits, study their habit and trail even difficult to find tracks when the ground is covered in leaves or is too hard for animal feet to leave any marks! — see below for schedule.

Tuition 9 monthly payments of $110.5 (total $995).
Location Sandy, Oregon

Single Day Programs

Animal Tracks & Sign 1 single day
Have you ever seen tracks on the ground and wondered which animal made them? Come learn how to identify, read and trail the trails you find. Tuition $84

Nature Observation & Awareness 1 single day
All our ancestors were far more aware of their surroundings than their modern descedants. Explore techniques that develop a greater connection to nature. Through real world exercises, heighten awareness, increase mindfulness, train movement for stealth and develop a closer realtionhip to the natural world. Tuition $84


Are located at the Trackers Art Annex - 5101 SE 17th Ave. Portland, OR


Be sure you can make all or most of the weekends. Due to group size limits, we do not offer credits for absences.

In Person Field Days

In person field days are 9 AM - 4 PM (exceptions are November/January, no field day in December).

  • September 19, 2021 Field Day
  • October 10, 2021 Field Day
  • October 31, 2021 Field Day
  • January 30, 2022 Field Day
  • February 20, 2022 Field Day
  • March 13, 2022 Field Day
  • April 24, 2022 Field Day

Prepare Ahead

  • Please bring the following items: water bottle, food, portable hand sanitizer and any items in packing list we email.

Covid 19 Related Information

  • All participants must provide proof of vaccination during registration
  • All participants must were a cloth or disposable CDC-recommended face covering mask. Use fitted masks exclusively as these have been proven more effective.
  • Please take your temperature each day before attend and assess any Covid symptoms.
  • If covid symptoms are present, do not attend programming and contact us to record absence.
  • We organize class space to maximize social distance.
  • When transporting or indoors we keep everything well ventilated. Dress with warm layers to accommodate this.

Please contact us with any additional questions regarding health and safety