Sign and Tracking Workshop

Tracking and Sign Workshop

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, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Antioch University New England (AUNE) campus in Keene, New Hampshire.

It is not necessary to know anything about animal track or sign to participate in this course.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn about track and sign throughout their time in the field.  Nevertheless, the certification process will begin at the outset of the time in the field and the process will continue throughout the remaining time in the field.  Everyone will have the opportunity to learn about following and reading track and sign, however, 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, and enrollment is on a first come-first served basis.  Sign up for and pay for the workshop.

Participants will meet rain or shine at 8:30 a.m., September 29, in AUNE’s main parking lot. After a brief orientation to the day, participants will travel by car pool less than 30 minutes to a nearby site where they will spend the entire 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.

Please forward any questions by email to:  msmeltz@antioch.edu

About George Leoniak
With more than fifteen years of experience, Leoniak 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 an MS in conservation biology from AUNE, and has a B.A. from Marlboro College in biology and psychology. He teaches Field Mammalogy at AUNE and conducts field research on wildlife corridors throughout New England.

Find out more about George Leoniak.