i can point you out to one... someone else can probably point you out to more (i haven't really looked for such things)
go to the area (you can find a link in the maya help menu, or just google 'the area' and it should be the first link... area autodesk)
sign up, and in tutorials and tips search for 'nature', you'll get one tutorial in maya... its an outdoors nature scene
that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"
Computer skills I should have:
Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D