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Tracking Journal

We are often better trackers after we get home than we were in the field. Reflecting on what we have seen, telling our story, and drawing on the wisdom of our elders brings new insights and fresh perspectives--helping us to identify track or sign that mystified us or mislead us in the field. If you don't have a community of tracking elders at home, journaling offers a great substitute. To help you get started, here is a journal template developed by Jon Young, as outlined in his book "Animal Tracking Basics". Orientation Tracking Journal



Free Bird Language e-courses

NatureSkills is a free online resource designed to make quality wilderness skills content available to everyone around the globe. It also aims to bring the wilderness education community together by giving a place for authors and educators to post useful articles that link to their web sites. The site offers a free 7 day bird language e-course, as well as articles on tracking, birds, wild foraging, survival skills and more.
www.natureskills.com

Bird Language Leaders offers a free 10 week e-course, together with is dedicated to empowering conservationists worldwide through bird language mentoring partnerships. The program is part of a growing partnership with the Audubon Society and is still in its early stages. Check out the home page to sign up for e-mail updates, and to learn how to get in on this emerging program.
http://birdlanguage.com/bird-language-leaders/



Bird Language Leaders Certification

8 Shields is now offering an online course titled "Your Backyard Birds" which provides the training for Level 1 Bird Language Leaders certification. Learn more about the course and register here:


Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program

The Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program is a network of over 100 trackers who monitor wolf and other carnivore populations through snow track surveys. The program includes volunteer training and mentoring for new trackers.
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/volunteer.html

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Jonathan Poppele,
Dec 19, 2016, 10:19 AM
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