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Track & Sign Workshop & Certification


Service Description

This one-day workshop and certification offers an accelerated learning environment to advance your skills at recognizing and interpreting wildlife tracks and sign in a small learning group, guided by one of the top trackers in the country. It is open to attendees of the 2023 Northeast Natural History Conference as a Workshop/Field Trip option. Please register for that event (https://www.eaglehill.us/NENHC_2023/NENHC2023.shtml) and select this workshop option on the registration form before you complete your sign-up and payment here. We will spend the day visiting some of Burlington's wildlife tracking hotspots, where we'll be immersed in a diversity of wildlife sign, and you'll have the opportunity to make an individual assessment of at least 30 tracking questions (e.g., Who left this track? What is this sign?). The format (and that little bit of pressure to come up with your own answer) will help shine a light on your process for interpreting wildlife sign and your areas for growth, within a supportive learning environment of fellow naturalists. In taking up each question, we'll discuss why/why not for all of the possible answers until all participants are in agreement. If you've never seen the track or sign before, you can come up with any guess and then learn the details through this discussion process. The certification is led by Senior Tracker Nate Harvery (www.trackerstrail.com) and hosted by Sophie Mazowita of Tracking Connection and the Burlington Mammal Tracking Project. It's suitable for all experience levels and rewards skilled trackers with an internationally-recognized certification (visit www.trackercertification.com to learn more). Registration cost is $100 ($105 to cover credit card fees if paying online). If that cost poses a barrier, the Tracker Certification nonprofit org. encourages applying for financial aid: https://trackercertification.com/financial-access/ Details: -Program runs 8:30 a.m. to approx. 4:30 p.m. Friday April 21 -Meet and carpool from the conference site (the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel) -Participants are responsible for their own food and field gear -We typically don't walk a great distance during a certification workshop (think a mile at most), but we will be 100% outdoors and often on uneven terrain to access animal track and sign Payment Options: 1. Online (credit card or PayPal) 2. Select 'in-person payment' and send a check for $100, payable to Sophie Mazowita, 846 Bakersfield Rd, Jeffersonville, VT 05464

  • Starts Apr 21
  • 105 US dollars

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