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Tracks & Tales Community

We are grateful to be located in the heart of a community that is so full of natural beauty and inspiring people.

Wilderness Awareness School

Wilderness Awareness School's dynamic wilderness courses combine ancient and modern ecological wisdom, and empower people of all ages to become stewards, mentors, and leaders. Click here to view more information about why nature-based learning is so important.


Transition Snoqualmie Valley

Transition Snoqualmie Valley is helping build community in the Duvall and Carnation area. The Transition movement represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people and communities to take the far-reaching actions that are required to mitigate the effects of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. Furthermore, these relocalization efforts are designed to result in a life that is more fulfilling, more socially connected and more equitable than the one we have today.


Green School, Bali

Ok, it isn't local, but it is amazing. Green School in Bali, Indonesia is giving its students a relevant, holistic and green education in one of the most amazing environments on the planet. In addition to being a full-time school, they have a vibrant international community and are inspiring similar schools worldwide.


Frank and Karen Sherwood's Earthwalk Northwest

Earthwalk Northwest offers programs focusing on earth awareness and primitive living skills, including primitive bow making, fire by friction, wild edibles, and much more.


Alderleaf Wilderness College

Courses and information on wilderness survival, wildlife tracking, wild edible/medicinal plants, birding, permaculture, and nature-based education. College-level courses, weekend classes, and online articles.


Terra - Forma Education

In early 2002, four creative and adventurous naturalist educators worked together to formulate a unique education model that combined outdoor exploration with the concepts of magical realism and mythic journey. Terra-Forma Education and the Eco-Quest program were born. With a lot of hard work and incredible help from our community, we are happy to be entering our eighth season of summer adventures. Based on participant return rates and rave reviews from parents, this model is a proven success. With continued good fortune and good help, we look to bring our experience to an ever-growing audience.

Earthways Nature Education Programs

Earthways Nature Education is dedicated to the health of our earth and our communities. Through education and inspiration we work to deepen appreciation, respect, and ecological stewardship in an effort to ensure a legacy of health for all individuals and ecosystems now, and through the generations to come.

Quiet Heart Wilderness School

Quiet Heart is a wilderness education program designed to enhance students understanding of the natural world, and instill in them a sense of stewardship toward their planet and it’s creatures. Through scientific exploration as well as sharing knowledge and lore gathered from Native American and folk wisdom, Quiet Heart students gain a sense of comfort and respect for the natural world of which they are a part. Quiet Heart is all about learning by doing and having fun.

Elder Awareness

A great new program located in our area, and directed by Wilderness Awareness School Residential Program graduate Barbara Russell. Elder Awareness offers summer adults/kids adventures, and "Knowing Your Place" programs.

Frog Hollow Home School Program

Frog Hollow School offers a one day a week program for homeschoolers ages seven to twelve. Frog Hollow is experiential and interest-led. As a mixed-age class, students work at their own pace in an atmosphere that fosters mutual respect and the joy of learning.

Summer Winds Day Camp

Campers explore creative arts and nature through ecology games, art projects, farm chores, and expeditions into the nearby woods and meadows. Summer Winds is located on a small farm in Snoqualmie, complete with animals, fields, woods, gardens, creeks, and swings. Summer sessions for children ages four through eleven.

Community Threads

For the expression, education and celebration of community.

The Polishing Stone

A wonderful local magazine for "Refining the life you live into the live you love."

Foundation for Sustainable Community

FSC has an interest in all things that support the concept of sustainable living and community.


Herbal Medicine Making Kit, Roots and Branches Herbal Home Study Course and more.

Coyote's Guide

Wilderness Awareness School is proud to release a new book, Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature For Kids of All Ages & Their Mentors by founder Jon Young, Ellen Haas & Evan McGown. The foreword is by Richard Louv, author of the bestselling Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder.

Cascadia Wild

Cascadia Wild combines ancient and modern ecological wisdom, teaching the language of nature through such forms as wilderness living skills, animal tracking, sensory awreness routines, the science of ecology, ethnobotany, and environmental stewardship.

Washington NatureMapping Program

Our goal is to keep common animals common and to maintain our quality of life. Our approach is to train individuals to become aware of their natural resources and to provide the tools to inventory and monitor their resources.

We also want to acknowledge the greater community that nourishes our programs.

Tom Brown Jr's Tracker School

Tom Brown Jr., America's most renowned tracker and wilderness survival expert, has devoted his life to educating people in the skills of Tracking, Wilderness Awareness and Survival.


Children of the Earth Foundation

Nonprofit organization founded by Tom Brown. To ensure the survival of the future generations, guiding youth and community to a pure connection with the Earth.


8 Shields

An organization drawing on Jon Young's work to help build mentoring models, communities and train individuals on the nature awareness / nature connection journey.


Medicine Waters Conservancy

Nonprofit land-trust founded by Tom Brown to acquire and conserve the natural environment of the Pine Barrens in New Jersey.


Malcolm Ringwalt's Earth-Heart Institute

Vision Quests, Spiritual Retreats, Women's Retreats, Yoga & Meditation, Personal Intensives


Scout Protector Classes

Self Defense/Scout Classes taught by Paul Bonner and George and Vanesa Larson.


Elemental Awareness

501(c)(3) Nonprofit founded by Tracker Students Todd Larson and Mike Kershnar. Programs in Survival Skills and Skateboarding for underpriveledged youth.


Wilderness Youth Project

Wilderness Youth Project inspires and guides youth, adults, and families toward finding, expressing, and manifesting their inherent gifts. Based in California.

White Pine Programs

White Pine Programs is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to renew connections to the earth and deepen awareness of place. Based in Maine.

The Riekes Center Nature Awareness Department

A division of The Riekes Center for Human Enhancement, the program provides quality nature immersion opportunities that promote fun, adventure, and life-long learning. Based in California.

Tree of Peace Society

As an organization based on the principles of universal peace, the Tree of Peace Society emphasizes individual responsibility for one’s actions, a deep personal relationship with the natural world, and the acknowledgement that all living things are blessings from the creator to be treated with sensitivity and respect. Based in New York.

ENature.com Field Guides

Animal Tracks by Steve


Coyotespath Wilderness School

A Naturalist's World

Wildlife Tracking in North America

Acorn Naturalists

Hawk Circle Wilderness Education


Tracks & Tales Nature School is owned and operated by Flying Mountain Ltd., which is based in Duvall, Washington.