Learn to identify and follow wildlife using tracks and sign, with George Leoniak, a widely recognized animal tracker. Leoniak will give a Level 1 Track and Sign course Sunday, September 29, at 8:30 a.m. at the AUNE campus in Keene, New Hampshire.
You don’t have to know anything about animal track or sign to participate in this course. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about reading track and sign. However, the certification process will begin at the outset of the time in the field and the process will continue throughout the day. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn about following and reading track and sign throughout their time in the field, but not everyone is assured of receiving a Level 1 certificate.
The cost of the one-day workshop is $125. Participants who successfully complete the Level 1 Track and Sign certification evaluation process will receive a certificate from CyberTracker Conservation, a globally recognized nonprofit organization which has established an international standard for wildlife tracking skills.
The workshop is limited to fourteen people. Enrollment is on a first come-first served basis. Sign up and pay for the workshop here.
Meet rain or shine at 8:30 a.m., September 29, in AUNE’s main parking lot. After a brief orientation, participants will travel by car pool less than 30 minutes to a nearby site where they will spend the day in the field. Bring your own bag lunch and drink, and wear shoes and clothing appropriate for walking and spending the day outdoors in potentially rough terrain.
For questions about registration, email: [email protected].
For questions about certification, email: [email protected]
About George Leoniak
George Leoniak has more than fifteen years of experience and holds Track and Sign Specialist certificates for New England and Southern California, in addition to a Trailing Specialist certification. He is recognized as a Track and Sign Evaluator by CyberTracker Conservation in North America.
Leoniak has studied with renowned tracking teachers Paul Rezendes, Mark Elbroch, Jon Young, Charles Worsham, and Tom Brown Jr. He is also a graduate of the Kamana Naturalist Program.
Leoniak holds a master’s degree in conservation biology from AUNE, and has a BA from Marlboro College in biology and psychology. He teaches Field Mammalogy at AUNE and conducts field research on wildlife corridors throughout New England.