We are lucky to have such an amazing abundance of wildlife here in Central Texas. Unfortunately it is often difficult to directly learn about these creatures since they are often hidden from our view or only come out at night. Wildlife tracking gives us a unique opportunity to learn and understand more about the amazing and often secretive creatures that we share the Earth with. Additionally, learning the Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking not only lets us dive deeply into inquiry based scientific study but it also helps us to learn more about and reflect on our own learning processes and roadblocks that we hit along the way. These insights then carry over into so many other aspects of our lives helping us to become better more capable human beings. For the last 7 years Earth Native has been training some of the finest wildlife trackers in the state of Texas through our Adult Wildlife Tracking Intensive program. Now for our 2nd year we are offering an amazing course to local Teens exploring wildlife tracks, sign, and animal behavior. Participants will learn: To identify the tracks and signs of a large number of Texas mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. How to use both their primary and secondary perceptions effectively to get a clearer understanding of what they are seeing Animal behavior Mammal skull and Bird Feather Identification Interpretation of animal movement and behavior through track and sign patterns. Program Tuition: $795 or pay monthly for $75 a month after deposit* Deposit: $200 non-refundable deposit due at the time of enrollment 2018/19 Program Dates September 17 October 8 October 22 November 5 November 26 December 10 January 7 January 21 February 4 February 18 March 4 March 25 - Certification Test Teens who attend this course will be tested on their knowledge and will receive a Wildlife Tracking Certification level based on their performance on the final course evaluation on the last day of the program. This course limited to 8 students.