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Wildlife Tracking & Photography Workshops: Wolf, Cougar, Bear, Elk, Birds & More

Join instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm for any of the following wildlife trainings. Upcoming workshop choices include:

• Sat, March 26, 2016: Wolf Trackers Conservation Training No Prerequisite in the Tacoma, WA area from 12:00-6:00. Join us in concert with regional conservation organizations to learn citizen science methods for tracking wolves, and documenting Washington & Oregon pack behavior in preparation for monitoring the wolves as they transition from winter to denning season.  Free for alumni of classes, workshops and camps; by donation to scholarship fund for new registrants. Please click Wolf Trackers Training for full description.

• Sat, April 2, 2016: Tracking the Teanaway Wolves Prerequisite Required along the Teanaway River near Cle Elum, WA. Previous wildlife tracking workshops, camp or expedition is required. Optional session on Friday evening prior to set up remote wildlife cameras, with camping available in the Teanaway Wolf Pack area. Free for alumni of classes, workshops and camps; by donation to scholarship fund for new registrants. Please click Wolf Trackers Training for full description.

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Listening to Cedar Waxwing Bird Song - Artwork by Joanna Powell Colbert• Sat, April 30, 2016: Understanding Birds and Their Voices No Prerequisite at a wild urban birding oasis in Puyallup WA. When you understand the language of birds, you’ll know where animals (including predators) are hidden, plus other secrets. You’ll learn the meanings of bird songs, companion calls, alarm calls, and calls of aggression, among other vocalizations. It’s easy to do, and you can learn it all from robins, then extrapolate to other bird species which will tell you about raptors flying overhead, owls perched in trees, bears lumbering along trails, bobcats stalking through the brush,  and weasels sneaking under downed logs. 10:00 2:00 for $30-$45 depending on experience. Click above link for full itinerary and registration information.

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Nikki van Schyndel - Cougar & Track - Pencil Drawing• Sat, May 7, 2016: Cougars, Coyotes & Other Critters: Tracking, Awareness & Safety. No Prerequisite near Mt. Rainier just 45 minutes from Tacoma. Learn what to do in case you run into a mountain lion on the trail, or if one is spotted in your neighborhood. Whether you are a researcher, conservationist, sportsman or lover of our regional mega-fauna, you are welcome to join us for a great day tracking where cougars follow elk and deer, and other animals, like us, remain alert to their presence. 11:00-5:00 for $45-$65. Click title above for itinerary and registration information.

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Explorer of Earth by Joanna Colbert and used with permission for the Wolf College

• Sat, May 14, 2016: Trailing & Photographing Animals in Elk Country. No Prerequisite near Mt. Rainier just 45 minutes from Tacoma. Whether you hunt with a camera, bow or gun, or if you just love northwest wildlife, you are welcome you to join us for a special day of tracking. Learn specialized tracking and trailing skills as we venture to get close to elk, deer, bear, and a host of other critters as well. 11:00-5:00 at cost of $45-$65. Click on title above for full itinerary and registration information.

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ChrisBearTrack• Sat, May 21, 2016 – Finding Black Bears, Cubs & Their Dens from 11:00-5:00 p.m. near Mt. Rainier southeast of Tacoma WA. Learn what to do when you run into bears on the trail, or if a bear is spotted in your neighborhood, and check out some of the most classic examples of bears denning in hollow, burned-out, old-growth tree snags where mother bears recently emerged with their cubs, then pick up the freshest sign and follow it in hopes of catching a glimpse of bears in what may be the area with most dense bear population in the region. Free for alumni of classes, workshops and camps; by donation to scholarship fund for new registrants. Click on title above for full itinerary and registration information.

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September 3-8, 2016 Two Day Animal Tracking & Ethnobotany Evaluation Workshops – No Prerequisite at the base of Mt. Rainier southeast of Tacoma WA. Tentative Choices: A) Cybertracker Track & Sign Levels I-II-III; B) Cybertracker Animal Trailing Levels I-II-III; C) Wolf College Ethnobotany Eval; D) Wolf College Herbology Eval. $275 per two-day evaluation workshop includes camping facilities.

Costs & Registration

Costs range from $35-$65. Click on full workshop descriptions above for PayPal registration links, or just call us at 425-248-0253 to register over the phone. Thanks!