Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Art of Tracking

Date-- Saturday, August 29th to Sunday, August 30th
Time-- Saturday: Check-in starts at 1 pm; Classes go from 2 pm to 9pm
Sunday: Breakfast starts at 8 am. Classes go from 9 am to 5 pm
Cost-- $30 for three meals and camping, $25 for two meals without camping (breakfast excluded.) Registration is limited! Reserve a space today!

The Institute for Sustainable Living, Art, and Natural Design, (ISLAND) and the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center are partnering to bring you a valuable resource in outdoor education—tracking knowledge. The Art of Tracking will be held at the Wagbo Farm just south of East Jordan at 5745 North M-66. Activities will be lead by Paul Raphael, an experienced tracker who has worked with celebrated outdoorsmen such as Jon Young and Paul Rezendes, and has taught tracking classes across the United States and Europe.

At The Art of Tracking, you will learn how to fully engage your senses so that animal trails and sign can be readily observed, how to understand the meanings of bird calls, and how to interpret animal behavior through tracks and gaits. Snacks, drinks, and three meals (dinner Saturday, breakfast and lunch Sunday) are included. Overnight camping is available at the Wagbo Farm—please call Wagbo at 231-536-0333 or email wagbo@torchlake.com for more details.

This event is limited to just 15 participants, so please register by Monday, August 24th by following this link or calling ISLAND Directors Brad and Amanda Kik at 231-480-4515. Supervised older children are welcome. Please note that your registration is not complete until we have received your payment.

For further general information, visit the ISLAND events page. Or contact Intern Maria Wesserle at 231-480-4515.

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