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Mon, Aug 19


San Dimas

Wildlife Tracking Workshop, Level I

Dive into the world of wildlife tracking, where art meets science, and participants uncover the hidden stories behind an animal track. Join us for an immersive experience, exploring the art of tracking through handprints, cast rubbings, and a captivating tracking walk.

Wildlife Tracking Workshop, Level I
Wildlife Tracking Workshop, Level I

Time & Location

Aug 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

San Dimas, 15 S Valley Center Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773, USA

About the event

Date: Monday August 19th

Time: 9am-1pm

Location: 15 S Valley Center Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773

Cost: $42 per student

Charter Funds Accepted

Recommended for 5th grade and up. Younger students may join with a parent. 

Tracking requires patience, curiosity, quietude and a respect for nature to be successful.

Registrants will also receive a list of recommended reading for a deeper dive, sent in the "Everything You Need to Know" email being sent about one week before the workshop.

Introduction to Tracking Workshop

Taught by Sam Tayag, Natural History Museum Program Coordinator and HFAC educator, this is a hands-on tracking workshop where you'll uncover the mysteries of wildlife tracking. Discover how to find tracks of local wildlife, identify common species, and gain a basic tracking vocabulary. By the end, you'll see the world beneath your feet in a whole new light.

What to Expect:

  • Art Activity: Tracking is an art and a science:Express your creativity by leaving handprints in different substrates. Discuss the artistic side of tracking, exploring lines, shapes, colors, and textures. 
  • Tracking Walk and Casts: Immerse yourself in a science-based tracking walk. Engage in hands-on fieldwork, sketching and making casts of tracks found in the environment. Mountain lion, black bear, coyote, striped skunk, opossum, raccoon, grey fox, mule deer, ground squirrel, heron/shorebird, frog/lizard). Explore questions about the tracks' location, species, and the area's suitability as a habitat. 
  • Tracking Vocabulary and More:Learn fundamental tracking terms. Touch briefly on signs of life beyond tracks, including scat, burrows, grazing signs, and use trails. 
  • Collect and Wrap Track Casts: Wrap up your track cast creations and gather your discoveries.  

Goal: Leave with a heightened awareness of wildlife tracks, basic tracking skills, and a deeper connection to the natural world. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the art and science of tracking with us! 🌲🐾


Contact us if you would like to join but need financial assistance.

No refunds available.

4th grade and up can be dropped off for this class, or a parent may stay to join.

Class could be rescheduled due to weather.

Maximum 10 participants.


  • Student Ticket

    This ticket includes one parent/guardian ticket at no cost. A parent is only required to attend for students below 4th grade as this class requires patience and observation skills.

    +$1.05 service fee



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