Reading Wildlife Track and Sign
Friday November 7 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday November 8-9 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Instructor: George Leoniak www.leoniaktracking.com
Location: The Oyster Bay–Cold Spring Harbor area.
These courses are taught by George Leoniak, one of the six CyberTracker evaluators in North America, and provide participants the opportunity to pursue Track and Sign Certification from CyberTracker Conservation, a globally recognized non-profit that established the international standard for assessing wildlife tracking and sign skills. Participants in the one-day course will have the opportunity to test for Level I certification; those in the two-day can test for Level I through Level IV.
In wildlife research and monitoring, natural sign surveys are an effective means of collecting data on the presence, range, and distribution of animal species. However, there are concerns about the integrity of the data from these types of surveys. In response to these concerns, the CyberTracker Conservation Evaluation System was designed to establish reliable, standardized tracking skills.
These workshops are open to naturalists, environmental and outdoor educators, amateur trackers and citizen scientists, professional biologists, and students (minimum age of 16) seeking to increase their wildlife tracking and observation skills, and sign knowledge. Over 50 naturalists took this popular program on Long Island last spring.
Fee: $120 for Friday; $220 for Saturday & Sunday ($108 and $198 for LINO members).
For more information or questions contact Mike Bottini at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-267-5228.