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How to Observe Wildlife: An Introduction to Animal Tracking and How to Read the Trail

Tracking is so much more than identifying or following an animal that left tracks or signs … it is a window into the lives of wild animals.

Join Dawn Reis to learn and experience firsthand how a tracker observes, and how a tracker gathers information about a specific animal’s daily activities from reading the signs it left behind.

This workshop is perfect for adults and families (ages 8 and up) that want to gain insights into the lives of wild animal. Participants must be able to walk up to a mile on uneven terrain.

Bring: warm clothes, comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and sun protection, water and a bag lunch. Most importantly, bring a curiosity and openness to learn how to read nature in new ways. Rain cancels this event as tracks get washed away by rain.


From 9:00 AM - 12:30 PMat the Patrick J. Fitz Wetlands Education Resource Center located at the top of Pajaro Valley High School at 500 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville, CA, 95076.

Limited to 20 people

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Dawn Reis is a versatile biologist with over 30 years of experience working on aquatic systems and wildlife population studies in California. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies and Wildlife Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Master of Science in Aquatic and Conservation Biology from San Jose State University. She has held a number of positions as a teacher of environmental education and as a wildlife and aquatic ecologist. She owns Dawn Reis Ecological Studies in Watsonville where she serves as Senior Wildlife and Aquatic Ecologist, managing projects focusing on special-status amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, mammals and invertebrates. Dawn currently serves on the Watsonville Wetlands Watch Board of Directors

Event Details

Event Date 03-23-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 03-23-2019 12:30 pm
Registration Start Date 03-05-2019
Capacity 20
Cut off date 03-22-2019 8:00 am
Individual Price Free
Location Patrick J. Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center
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Watsonville Wetlands Watch
PO Box 1239
Freedom, CA 95019-1239
Voice: 831-728-1156
Fax: 831-728-6944
Offices at the Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center

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