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Course Description

Have you ever wondered why certain birds keep following you around? Have you ever asked yourself why some animals keep showing up in your life? Why do some people like dogs, and you only prefer cats? The answer is simple: "Animals of the Heart with you always stay, Animals of the Road come with you part of the way."


This course will teach you how to find your personal animal teachers, and work with them. Learn more about their lives and gifts. Become empowered through friendship with your personal animals. Find out what animals are your life companions and teachers.  


The course Finding Your Animal Teachers is for anyone with a love of animals. The materials are provided in the lessons. Supplemental information is provided by the class net links. This course will teach you how to find your personal animal teachers, and work with them. You will learn about animals in their natural habitats. You will be introduced to various animals and their traditions and teachings. You learn to recognize and work with your personal, message, and shadow animals. In addition, you will be able to understand their messages. You will be able to make peace with those animals that disturb you. You will become friends with a variety of animals and know their wisdom for you. Learn to honor your newfound animal friends. You will be given tools to further your knowledge of the animals of your life. When finished with this course, you will become more attuned to the animals that enter your life.
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  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
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Course Lessons

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Questions About Animal Teachers

How do animal teach people? How do you know when an animal has something to teach you? What are animal teachers, anyway? 200 Total Points
  • Review Article: Animal Diversity Web
  • Complete Assignment: Introduction: Setting up a Journal
  • Complete Exam: Introduction

Types of Animals in Nature

What is taxonomy? How are animals grouped? Why does it matter in learning about your animals? 200 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Enchanted Learning; World Wildlife Foundation
  • Complete Assignment: Types of Animals in Nature
  • Complete Exam: Types of animals

Animal Relationships

How do animals live with each other? Are they partners or competitors? Why does knowing this help you working with your animals? 200 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Blue Planet Biomes: Animals; African Wildlife Foundation: Wild Lives
  • Complete Assignment: Animal Relationships
  • Complete Exam: Relationships

Discovering Your Animals of the Heart and of the Way.

What are my animals? How do I know if they are delivering a message or are my life companion? 200 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Animals of the Heart and Way
  • Complete Exam: Animals of the Heart and Way

Working with Your Animals

Once you have met your animals, what do you do now? 200 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Working with Your Animals
  • Complete Exam: Work with Your Animals

Shadow Animals

How do you work with animals that frighten you? 200 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Shadow Animals
  • Complete Exam: Shadow animals

Honoring Animal Teachers

How do you express thanks and appreciation for your animals friendship, companionship, and help? 200 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: British Hedgehog Preservation Society; Sirenian International
  • Complete Assignment: Honoring Your Animal Teachers
  • Complete Exam: Honoring Your Animal Teachers

Further Exploration

A list of suggested books by naturalists and by animal wisdom writers. 0 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Bat Conservation Trust; The Totem Project

Winged Ones: A to O

Birds and their families. Teachings from Eagle and Hawk Family, Crow Family, Emu, Hummingbird, Kookaburra, Ostrich, and Owl Family. 0 Total Points
  • Review Article: Raven's Aviary

Winged Ones: P to Z

Birds and their families: Parot Family, Peacock, Penguin Family, Swan Family, and Vultures 0 Total Points

Water Ones

Teachings of Fish and Water Invertebrates and their families. Includes Crab Family, Carp Family, Octopus, Ray Family, Salmon Family, Shark Family 0 Total Points
  • Review Article: The Cephalopod Page

Warm-Blooded Ones: A to C

Mammals and their teachings. Badger, Bears, Buffalo, Camels and Llamas, Dog and Wolf family. 0 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: U.K. Wildlife Trust; Dog Owner's Guide

Warm-Blooded Ones: Cats and Deer

Teachings of Cats and Deer and their families. (Lion, Moose, and others) 0 Total Points
  • Review Article: U.K. Wildlife Trust

Warm-Blooded Ones: D to M

Teachings of Dolphin Family, Echidna, Horse Family, Fox Family, Hedgehog, Koala, Manatee, and Mouse Family 0 Total Points
  • Review Article: Dolphin Communication Project

Warm-Blooded Ones: N to Z

Teachings from the Otter Family, Pig Family, Sea Lion Family, Seal Family, Sloth Family, Squirrel Family, Weasel Family, and Wombat 0 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal; Monachus Guardian - The Monk Seal on the Web

Cold-Blooded Ones

Teachings of Reptiles and Amphibians. Includes Alligator, Crocodile, Frog Family, Lizard Family, Salamander Family, Snake Family, and Turtle Family 0 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Komodo Dragon; Wildlife and Natural History: Turtles; National Geographic Reptiles: Komodo Dragon

Crawling Ones: A-E

Teachings from Bee Family, Beetle Family, Butterfly Family, Dragonfly Family, and Worm 0 Total Points

Crawling Ones: F to Z

Teachings from Fly Family, Grasshopper, Mantis, Moth Family, Slug, Snail, Spider Family, Walking Stick, and Wasp Family. 0 Total Points
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe questions about animal teachers.
  • Describe types of animals in nature.
  • Describe animal relationships.
  • Discovering your animals of the heart and of the way.
  • Describe working with your animals.
  • Define shadow animals, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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