Wildlife Tracking Certification and Workshop
October 12 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Every time we step outside of our door, there are myriad stories to be told of the comings-and-goings of life in the world, and one of the oldest human practices is to read and interpret these stories. The art and science of tracking offers a holistic ecological window into the happenings of the living world around us. Learning this practice not only connects us in to the natural world in a meaningful way, but it also increases our ecological literacy, giving us a capacity to advocate for the natural communities in which we live. Come to Bernheim and join expert wildlife tracker, naturalist, and tracking evaluator, Marcus Reynerson, on an intensive weekend workshop and evaluation in the art and science of wildlife tracking, run through Cybertracker Conservation of North America.
Notice: Daily boxed lunch included. This training will be strictly field-based. Bring whatever is needed to be in the field and comfortable all day, as well as a notebook and a pen or pencil. As always, we will go where the animals are, so participants should be prepared to get muddy, walk up and down steep slopes, and go off trail.
Program will be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Bernheim members $200; non – members $275*
Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program by calling (502) 955- 8512 or clicking the button below. Space is limited. No pets allowed. Ages 18 and up only. Dress for the weather.
What is the Cybertracker Conservation Tracking Certification?
This system started off as a software program designed to help South African indigenous trackers, who could not read or write, gather wildlife data for conservation efforts. While the evaluation is an excellent measure of observer reliability, what’s more, it is an unparalleled training tool in the field of wildlife tracking and natural history. Now it is the international tracking gold standard certifying people in Africa, Europe, and North America, with thousands of people having been certified in the United States alone. Learn more at www.trackercertification.com
Marcus Reynerson Bio
Marcus has had an affinity for the living world since childhood. He is a naturalist, educator, and photographer. He has worked in wilderness education, outdoor leadership, and conservation for numerous organizations and communities across North America. He is engaged in telling stories that bring to light and life, the complexity of humans living in the 21st century. Originally from Louisville, Marcus currently lives in the Snoqualmie Valley in Washington State, just east of Seattle, where he is the Lead Instructor for an internationally renowned environmental leadership immersion program for adults at the Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, WA.
*Bernheim household membership is $50. If you join today, you will pay for your membership with the discounted registration fee. Click here to become a member.