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Holistic Wildlife Tracking

  • Cochran Mill Park 6875 Cochran Mill Road Palmetto, GA 30268 (map)

During this workshop you will discover how tracking is multi-sensory and that we can rely on patterns and cues on the landscape to find out more about the animals that we are tracking. It’s one thing for us to evaluate animals tracks and signs in the woods. Yet, it’s another matter when those tracks are within themselves and their own relationship with one another.

Come play outside with us and learn the following:

  • Trailing Animals

  • Sign-cutting

  • Nature Awareness

  • Sense Meditation & How to read patterns in the landscape

  • Track identification

  • Play games to learn about animal forms

  • Tracking your inner-awareness

  • Behavior and gait analysis

  • Substrate analysis

  • Track aging

This workshop is an invitation to let go of yourself and to challenge your worldview and view of self. The NatureLink Holistic Wildlife Tracking workshop focuses on building a holistic mindset of how humans and nature self-support each other. This ancient pathway of nature connection brings powerful insight to our modern world. Tracking is the original mindfulness training of our ancestors. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors relied upon their senses each moment to survive and thrive. Tracking nature’s patterns resonates something in the human connection system, activating neural pathways and sensory abilities that bring us fully to life.

Workshop Instructor: Ben Marchman

This program will be led by The CEO & Founder of NatureLink, Ben Marchman. Ben has extensive background experience in wildlife biology and ecology and has spent many years understanding how animals interact with the natural world. Also, he has been trained under Josh Lane (Nature Connection Mentor/Tracker/Bird Language expert with 8 Shields) through Shikari Tracking and Mentoring. Originally developed by 8 Shields founder Jon Young with input from Ingwe and Tom Brown, Jr., Shikari tracking is designed to build layers of awareness overtime as you discover your connections to the animals and landscape with your mind, heart, senses, and entire being.


  • This day long tracking workshop runs from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm

  • Please bring your own sack lunch and plenty of drinking water, ready for the trail.

  • You'll need good outdoor clothes and rain gear if it’s raining, as well as a backpack to carry anything extra you feel that that you will need.

  • This workshop will be 100% outside, rain or shine. Please come prepared to be outside the entire time

    ** We will send out a welcome letter complete with a gear list, directions, and full details after receiving your registration. **

Earlier Event: April 20
Bird Language Workshop
Later Event: June 2
Fermentation 101