Have you ever seen a series of animal tracks in the snow or mud and wondered what that animal was and what it was doing? If so, here is a great opportunity to learn how to solve these riddles!
Join us Saturday February 8 and Sunday February 9th for an Introduction to Animal Tracking and Outdoor Awareness! This course will be taught by Bill McConnell of Past Skills Wilderness School and will cover the basics of animal species identification, habitat use and discuss animal behavior and interactions. Expect to see various types of animal tracks and also other types of sign animals leave behind. You will learn how to begin to read these tracks like words in a book and have a whole lot of fun while doing it! FREE to all students ages 10-14 or above.
There is limited classroom space of 30 so please pre-register by calling or texting Bonnie Griffis at 406-451-4665 This event will begin at the Scout Hall in Choteau,MT at 10am on Saturday February 8th.
The coursework for this day will involve a couple hours of classroom work covering basic methodology, followed by a walk down Spring Creek at the Choteau City Park until 4pm to practice your new skills. Please bring a notebook and a lunch!
Sunday February 9th we will meet at the Scout Hall at 10am and then head to Freezeout for the day to really start to implement our new skills! Any out of town participants can meet us at the main buildings at Freezeout before we head to the field trip location. The class will end around 4pm. Transportation will not be provided but carpooling logistics can be discussed. Please bring a lunch and water!
For more information about Bill McConnell and his school please visit Past Skills Wilderness School.