Tracking & Trailing Wild Animals

Outdoor Education in Seattle, Snohomish, Bellevue & Beyond
Outdoor Education in Seattle, Snohomish, Bellevue & Beyond
Public group

Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen Group Camp

4450 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy · Issaquah, WA

How to find us

The Hans Jensen Group Camp is located ACROSS the road from the Lake Sammamish State Park BOAT LANDING. Take care when turning left across traffic, and instead, go right when exiting and use the roundabout traffic circle down the road to return to I90

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Class will start 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 Lake Sammamish State Park - and amazing wildlife sanctuary with bears, big cats, wild canines and more - trailing what we find. Adults as well as families with children 5 and up are invited to join us. Expect a class that provides you with generous information, hands-on experiential learning, and heart-felt inspiration. Younger children may attend for free, with the understanding that an enrolled parent may have to go in and out of class as needed when lecture or activities are not age appropriate.