Want to know more about the wildlife in your woods?
- Learn in the field. Interpret tracks and signs.
- Collect scientific data. Help us connect habitat.
Wildlife needs room to roam. To give wildlife the space it needs, wild habitats are being protected and linked across the landscape. Two teams of citizen scientists, sponsored by Northeast Wilderness Trust and the Willowell Foundation, will help track the presence and movement of wildlife across an essential habitat linkage between the Adirondack and Green Mountains.
Join a wildlife tracking team & learn from expert instructors. Explore wild areas and learn to identify bobcat, black bear, fisher, mink, otter, and moose. Collect information on wildlife presence and movement, and help conserve their habitats in the Champlain Valley of Vermont and New York. Susan Morse, founder of Keeping Track and world-renowned wildlife expert, will lead the eight science-based tracking sessions.
- Six full-day field sessions and two classroom sessions learning to detect and interpret tracks and signs and understand wildlife behavior.
- An invitation to natural history talks and outdoor workshops beginning this fall on topics such as old-growth forests, wolves, lynx, bobcats, bears, and more.
- Four additional skill-oriented workshops on topics such as orienteering, GPS use, keeping a field journal, and online resources.
Trainings begin in Vermont in October 2011 and in New York in January 2012.
Sign up now! New York tuition is $535. Register by Nov. 1 to receive a 10% tuition reduction. To register for the New York team, contact Elizabeth Lee at 518.962.4756 or elizabeth [at] newildernesstrust [dot] org. Limited scholarships available to early registrants. Enrollment is limited to 15 per team.
For more info: www.newildernesstrust.org
Vermont tuition, thanks to generous underwriting, is $325. To register for the Vermont team, contact info [at] willowell [dot] org.