Thursday, February 28, 2008

New Wilderness Canoe Tripping Schedule For Earth Tracks

Hey Everyone

Here is the new schedule for the wilderness canoe trips that I will be guiding in Algonquin Park this year. I will be offering this trips through Northern Edge Algonquin where I have taken on the role of Canoe Tripping Manager. For the full listing of Wilderness Canoe Trips offered through NEA, availability, registration, etc... please visit the website at

I hope to see you on one of our trips this summer. Feel free to pass on this schedule and/or contact me directly with any further questions that you may have.

Alexis Burnett

P.S. Also check out the new wilderness canoe tripping blog

Earth Tracks Canoe Trips:
Waterfalls, Wanderings and Watercolors: June 27th- July 2nd. $715 or $1287 (for two) + Tax

Morning Tea with Moose/Wilderness Awareness:
July 3rd - 6th. $525 or $997 (for two) + Tax

The Way of the Naturalist Canoe Trip:
July 8-12th. $600 or $1075 (for two) + Tax

Wolf Howl:
August 14 - 17th. $525 or $975 (for two) + Tax

Tracking the Wildlife of Algonquin Park:
August 21 - 24th. $525 or $975 (for two)

*Prices of these trips includes food, park permits, full outfitting and instruction.

Monday, February 25, 2008

New Audio and Video descriptions of Classes

Hey Everyone

Some new audio and video descriptions of some of the classes that are offered by Earth Tracks are now here on the blog. New A/V will be posted here in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you at one of our programs in 2008.


Spring Edibles

The 'Spring Edibles' plants workshop will be held near the Orangeville area in the May of 2008. Date to be announced soon. Visit for more info.

New Fire Making Video

Bow-Drill Firemaking Video

Different primitive fire-making methods are taught in our Art of Survival class.
Check our website for class availability and locations

The Way of the Naturalist Class

This Class will be held near Frogmore in SW Ontario from August 28-31st 2008

Please visit for availability and registration or

Medicinal Salve and Tincture Making Workshop

The dates for this workshop will be announced soon. Please check our website for more information

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

New Class -- The Way of the Naturalist

Hello Everyone

Just wanted to let you know that Earth Tracks is offering a new class this August called 'The Way of the Naturalist". It is going to take place at Heron Walk Retreat Center near Frogmore in SW Ontario. I'm really looking forward to offering this exciting class and know that it will be filled with material and information on how to study the natural world in a focused and effective manner. Please check out the website for all of the info and registration information.
We are also offering two other programs at Heron Walk: 'The Art of Survival' and 'Edible and Medicinal Plants' Info on these classes is also available on the website.

The Way of the Naturalist

What is a Naturalist?

A Naturalist is someone who loves nature, understands they are a part of it and work toward developing a deeper connection and understanding of the natural world.
In this class we will learn to study nature in a focused manner through observation and awareness along with resource based learning. We will blend modern field ecology and natural history with native awareness techniques and earth philosophy. These elements will combine to form a very powerful way of learning from nature and help to develop a well rounded set of naturalist skills.
Our core areas of study will revolve around these six themes: Inspiration and Hazards, Mammals and the Arts of Tracking, Plants and the Art of Wandering, Ecological Indicators and Natural Communities, Trees and the Art of Survival and Birds and Awareness. By understanding and learning these skills in this manner you will develop the foundation that it takes to become a competent naturalist and begin to study nature in a powerful and focused manner.

Date: August 28-31st 2008
Location: Heron Walk Retreat Center, SW Ontario
Price: $325 includes all meals, accomodation and instruction.
Contact: Heron Walk Retreat Center
519 875 4330 or