Session 2: Intro to Tracking
Introduction to Tracking - The student will glimpse into and sense the interconnectedness of all things by reading the myriad tracks and trails etched within the confluence of the landscape’s topography, plant life, and soil substrates – including locating, aging, and interpreting tracks that are several years old. The student will sense and move within the landscape to the extent that they are no longer a disturbance to its natural baseline and can intimately observe wildlife without being detected, e.g., the ultimate experience being to touch a deer.
1. Natural Rhythms - Move within the natural rhythms of Nature to minimize their impact upon the environment and increase the student’s ability to observe Nature unaffected by their own presence.
2. Discern the Presence - Apply and combine all of the student’s senses to discern the presence and actions of wildlife.
3. Reconstruction - Reconstruct the chronological outline of wildlife activity.
4. Critical Thinking Skills - Display critical thinking skills in the interpretation of wildlife tracks.
5. Track Orientation - Understand how tracks originate in the earth.
6. Identify Tracks - Identify, age, and record wildlife tracks in different soil types.
7. Animal’s Behavior - Appreciate how one animal’s behavior and movements affect the forest and vice versa.
8. Landscape Topography - See within the confluence of landscape topography, plant life, and soil substrates to read the many patterns of wildlife trail systems as one would read a road map of city streets and highways.
Wolf Walkers at Campbell Tract (BLM)!
- Minimum of 8 students and Max of 16
- 1 pm to 4 pm, 5 days
- Ages 7 to 13
- Tuition: $150