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Ely Folk School

Tracking Animals in the Snow

with Steve Engel



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This is a two-day class with an online introduction and an on-site field trip.Sign up by January 25th in order to receive your materials before the February 2nd online introduction.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021   4:00 PM- 5:00 PM Live Online

Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  On-site, location to be announced

Tuition: $50 

Snow is a wonderful medium for tracking animals. Even when tracks are not clearly defined, their trail reveals a pattern of footprints that is characteristic of the animal's shape, size, and behavior. Once you know these characteristic patterns, it becomes possible to put yourself in the mind of the track maker and begin to interpret their behavior.

This class has a one-hour live online session on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, followed by a field trip on Saturday, February 6th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. You will be notified of the location for the field trip site on Thursday, February 4th. It will be within 30 miles of Ely and accessible by well-traveled roads.

About the instructor: Steve Engel has been studying and collecting animal tracks since 1981. In addition to dozens of workshops delivered to classrooms, conferences, and parks, he has taught animal tracking at the California Academy of Sciences, Headlands Institute, Siskyou Field Institute, Portland Audubon Society, and Lindblad Expeditions. He holds a Level III Track & Sign Certificate from Cyber Tracker North America. 

Steve has a B.S. in Natural History from Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA. He said, “I have worked as an environmental educator, field biologist, shipboard naturalist, natural history trip leader, education director, artist, and writer. There are millions of things to learn and teach, and my mission is to keep learning and keep teaching. I’ll answer direct questions, but I’d rather help others explore and discover the answers for themselves.”


  • Feb 2nd, 2021
    Tue from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

    Will run

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