Paul Rezendes has authored several books, including the highly acclaimed field guide Tracking & the Art of Seeing and The Wild Within, which intimately explores the human condition and our connection with nature. He and his wife Paulette founded and operated a nature school for nearly 20 years, helping people to connect their inner landscape of self with the outer landscape of the natural world. Paul continues to work full-time as a nature photographer, specializing in landscapes and seascapes of North America. Now “retired” from teaching tracking, this is a rare opportunity to work with one of Rowe’s favorite presenters.
George Leoniakconducts track and sign evaluations for the international organization Cybertracker and runs his own tracking school, The Mindful Tracker, in southern Vermont. His academic background has incorporated aspects of both research and education that utilize animal tracking methods. He holds a M.S. in conservation biology from Antioch University New England and a B.A. from Marlboro College in biology and educational psychology.
Paul Rezendes & George Leoniak
Learn to observe intimately the world around you by reading animal tracks — and the world inside you by closely watching your mind and tracking its pathways into your deepest self.
Observing the natural world carefully and attentively, noticing what you might not have seen otherwise, can prompt you to ask questions about your own place in the world. Those questions lead you inward, following “tracks” through your inner landscape, where ultimately you see that distinctions between physical and psychic landscapes begin to dissolve. Join Paul, nationally renowned animal tracker, and George, founder of the Mindful Tracker School, and discover how looking for tracks and other signs of foxes or turkeys, fishers or deer in the late autumn woods of Rowe is a great way to hone your powers of observation and develop intimacy with these beings — and with yourself. You can expect spontaneity and new discoveries as you explore the woodlands and return to the cozy indoors to discuss what you came to see anew. By learning to open your eyes, you’ll gain new understanding not only of the natural world, but also of your mind and spirit.