Wildlife Tracks & Sign Online Courses
These self-paced courses are a great way to increase your ecological knowledge while also deepening your connection to nature and enjoyment of the outdoors. You will learn to:
- Recognize and analyze animal tracks/sign
- Locate species and understand their daily activities, movements, and patterns
- Deduce an animal's preferred habitats, feeding areas, and resting spots
- Find and interpret predation scenarios and track down poaching events
What's in Each Course?
Introduction to Animal Sign
Tracking Morphology & Ecology
Bears, Skunks, and Procyonidae Tracks
Medium-sized Mammal Tracks
Reptile & Amphibian Tracks
Scat and Pellets
Other Animal Sign
Aging Tracks and Sign
Or combine all three in one comprehensive course!
The content in these courses is the same that is taught at three leading universities. Whether you want to pick up new skills to learn more about the natural world or are looking to become more proficient in your wildlife career, the lessons in each module will greatly increase your understanding of animal behavior as well as:
Who Are These Courses For?
These subjects covered in the course modules are designed for anyone who wants to improve their identification of animal tracks and sign and better understand the habits, routines, and whereabouts of wildlife including:
NATURE LOVERS • NATURALISTS • HIKERS • BACKPACKERS • HUNTERS • WOODSMEN • RANCHERS • SURVIVALISTS • FIELD BIOLOGISTS • GAME WARDENS • CONSERVATION SCIENTISTS • VETERINARIANS
What Learning Materials Are Included?
Fifteen modules (five for each short course) covering the tracks and sign of over sixty mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians
Over twelve hours of video instruction (four hours for each short course) on how to identify individual tracks, scat, and other animal sign
Analysis exercises that reinforce the learning material by leading you through steps to identify tracks and sign
Flashcards that allow you to practice what you’ve learned in the video lectures and analysis exercises
Quizzes that validate your understanding of the concepts and track and sign characteristics for each species
"I did not realize how successful I became with the content of this course until I took one of my fellow environmental police officers with me. As I explained to him what I was looking at with the deer tracks, he simply looked at me in amazement and said 'Where did you learn all of this?' It was at this moment that I realized I had obtained a skillset that a senior game warden did not possess...understanding the big picture about a particular piece of animal sign is something that will pay dividends for the rest of my career."
— Adam Brightman
"The course was excellent. It was my first study into tracks and sign, and shortly after finishing it I attended a tracking evaluation and earned a certification!"
— Mike Buvoltz
"This course was one of the best classes that I've ever taken...the overall experience was awesome. As the course progressed, I began to recognize patterns and everything began to click logically."
— Kayla Freeland
Frequently Asked Questions
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Once you purchase this course how long do you have to complete it and can you download the materials?
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We're so sure that you'll love Wildlife Tracks and Sign that we're offering an outrageous guarantee: You have 14 days after the course starts to change your mind and ask for a refund. No hassle, no questions asked, no hard feelings!