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Track and Sign Certification: Northcentral Washington, Methow Conservancy

October 19–20, 2013
To register or for more information contact: Mary Kiesau
$185*, space limited to 11
Spend two full days in the field with professional wildlife tracker, naturalist and educator, David Moskowitz. David's approach is highly interactive, with "test" questions starting the moment we meet-up. This style takes a little getting used to at first, but it is an excellent way to learn and investigate, with the goal being to attain a professional certificate in wildlife tracking through Cybertracker Conservation. Cybertracker is an international non-profit conservation organization that provides training and evaluations to help people develop their practical observation skills. Cybertracker’s Wildlife Tracking Certification has become the international standard for professional and amateur certification in the field of wildlife tracking. Certificates are awarded on three levels. The whole experience is a lot of fun to boot!

David and a co-instructor will actively engage participants in the process of identification and interpretation of tracks and signs encountered in the field. An interactive approach with time for questions and discussion will provide opportunities for participants to share their thoughts openly and ask detailed questions of the evaluators. We will strive to expose participants to the widest possible diversity of tracks and signs in the Methow, and the two-day class is entirely field based at various places around the Methow.

The class is limited to 11 people, and costs $185 per person. Participants who are beginners may want to study lightly and/or read a tracking guidebook, such as Dave's "Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest." Lodging and food are on you own but we can give you suggestions if need be.
Methow Conservancy Website