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Wildlife Tracking Through The Seasons

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$15 – $70
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Camp Nihan

Breakheart Reservation

131 Walnut St

Saugus, MA 01906

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Improve wildlife tracking skills.

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Prerequisite: Intro to Wildlife Tracking

This course is for more experienced trackers to improve skills in wildlife tracking. You will learn sign identification and interpretation in a small class environment. Students will strengthen their own knowledge of, and connection to, the natural world.

  • Learn to be respectful of nature through an exploration of animal habitats and ways of life.
  • Step into a new world in nature where animals become our teachers.
  • Through tracking, animals will walk students through their daily lives.

What you’ll learn:

  • Track and sign identification.
  • The animals will show us the interactions they have with members of their own and other species.
  • How animals use their habitat.
  • What areas are important to animals in different seasons.
  • About animal food preferences.
  • Animal hunting strategies.
  • How animals find water.
  • How animals find shelter from the elements.
  • About adaptations, cycles, connections, and interdependence in nature.
  • Interpretation of animal behavior.

Timing and Logistics:

Online Presentation:

As aforementioned, there is an online presentation portion to this class. If you are joining just for the online portion you will receive a link to the 1 hour presentation held the Thursday before the in-person class. The presentation includes an in-depth look at the animal of the week, a review of the footage from the trail cameras put out by the previous months class and a Q&A with Bob.

Instructor: Bob Metcalfe

Bob brings 40 years of experience in tracking, wildlife observation, and habitat exploration. He is an avid photographer of wildlife and nature.

Bob Metcalfe is a naturalist and environmental educator. He has had a lifelong interest in the natural world. He is a Registered Maine Guide and a member of the Maine Wilderness Guides Organization. He is also the Environmental Education Coordinator for the Saugus River Watershed Council. He has been sharing his love of nature and wildlife with people from all walks of life.

“Bob Metcalfe is an excellent tracker and observer. Bob’s passion to share his love of nature permeates his teaching style. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn with him! You’ll come back for more!” - Paul Rezendes, Author Tracking and the Art of Seeing: How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign.

What is the most important thing in tracking according to Bob?

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COVID 19 Acknowledgement:

  • I am symptom-free (A fever of 100° or more, Cough, Shortness of breath, Chills, Muscle aches, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell, Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, congestion, runny nose, Headache, Severe fatigue)
  • I have not come into contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • I have not traveled to a state, other than a COVID-19 lower-risk state, within the past two weeks
  • I am not sick with COVID-19
  • I have not recently tested positive for COVID-19
  • I have not recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19
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Camp Nihan

Breakheart Reservation

131 Walnut St

Saugus, MA 01906

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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