Teen Tracker - Teen Wildlife Tracking Certification

We are lucky to have such an amazing abundance of wildlife here in Central Texas. Unfortunately it is often difficult to directly learn about these creatures since they are often hidden from our view or only come out at night. 

Wildlife tracking gives us a unique opportunity to learn and understand more about the amazing and often secretive creatures that we share the Earth with. Additionally, learning the Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking not only lets us dive deeply into inquiry based scientific study but it also helps us to learn more about and reflect on our own learning processes and roadblocks that we hit along the way. These insights then carry over into so many other aspects of our lives helping us to become better more capable human beings.

For the last 6 years Earth Native has been training some of the finest wildlife trackers in the state of Texas through our Adult Wildlife Tracking Intensive program, and for the first time ever we are offering a course to local Teens exploring wildlife tracks, sign, and animal behavior on Mondays beginning this fall.

Participants will learn:

To identify the tracks and signs of a large number of Texas mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

How to use both their primary and secondary perceptions effectively to get a clearer understanding of what they are seeing

Animal behavior 

Mammal skull and Bird Feather Identification

Interpretation of animal movement and behavior through track and sign patterns


Teens who attend this course will be tested on their knowledge and will receive a Wildlife Tracking Certification level based on their performance on the final course evaluation on the last day of the program. This course limited to 8 students.


About the course Instructor – Chris Hyde

About the course Evaluator – Dave Scott


 


Program Cost: $795**

Location: Bastrop and Austin Area (We will be meeting at various areas for class.)

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Time: 10am-3pm

Ages: 12-16

2017-18 Dates: October 2, October 16, November 6, November 27, December 11, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19, March 5, March 19 and April 2 - Certification Test

**Payment Options: Program tuition is $795 if paying in full at the time of enrollment or paying a non-refundable $200 deposit at enrollment and program balance by 8/1. If you would like to use our payment plan, after paying your non-refundable deposit of $200 your monthly payment amount is $75 a month, billed September through May for a total tuition of $875.


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