An essential component of The Tracking Project’s program is the art of peacemaking. Just as the true martial arts in their higher form lead to awareness and sensitivity rather than violence, the awareness induced by tracking, together with the Arts of Life, deep listening skills and simply being in nature, can lead to a profound inner peace. In this sense, nature itself is a peacemaker. For us, peace is the not the end of the process to heal the Earth—it is the beginning.


* September 13 – 20 Tracking in the Southwest, Cuba, New Mexico—a hiking, camping and tracking journey to the heart and soul of northern New Mexico. October 7 – 21 Nurturing the Roots / Mentor Outreach Brazil. John Stokes will travel to Brazil to meet with members of our mentor network. October 26 – November 4 Arts of Life / Hawai’i. We will visit O’ahu for our annual work with the entire grade 7 class of Kamehameha Middle School.


NEW! This interview with John Stokes by Rhea Goodman took place on KSFR public radio 101.1 (Living Juicy) on November 5, 2015.

Staff Videos

Check out our STAFF VIDEOS. And below, Jade Stokes talks about being born into The Tracking Project, finding one's place and position in this vast web of interconnections, the link between nature and creativity, and the role of the young in helping set up values and systems that are in tune with nature.

“Study the animals unobserved, learn their secrets. Wolf knows how to endure under the severest conditions. Deer can teach how to withstand thirst for a long time. The hawks give lessons in how to strike with accuracy. The elk teaches gallantry, the frogs watchfulness, the owl night wisdom and gentle ways, the bears strength, the foxes cunning and the coyotes how to elude capture.” ( from Mystic Warriors of the Plains)