Tracking & Trailing Wild Animals

Outdoor Education in Tacoma, Olympia and the South Sound
Outdoor Education in Tacoma, Olympia and the South Sound
Public group

1700 12th Ave SW

1700 12th Ave SW · Puyallup, WA

How to find us

Clark’s Creek Park – South Shelter

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Details

We will start class with an overview of wildlife tracking to help you recognize tracks and other signs of animals, including track characteristics of mammal families present in our bioregion. Your instructors will arrange a “tracking scenario” consisting of track “cut-outs” to solidify your understanding of track identification, plus educated interpretation of what animals are doing based on their tracks. We will also choose some volunteers to demonstrate “animal forms” which are the way animals move, as this is critical to really understand how tracks get laid on the ground. Finally, we’ll embark on a real-life tracking expedition into the depths of the park, trailing what we find.
Enrolled youth must be accompanied by enrolled adult. No charge for children under 5 with the understanding that enrolled adult may need to step aside briefly if “information download” times are too long for toddlers.