Course Curriculum

    1. Welcome and Introduction to Wildlife Tracks & Sign

    2. Introduction Survey

    1. Introduction: Animal Sign

    2. Readings: Animal Sign

    3. Lecture: Introduction to Animal Sign

    4. Lecture: History of Tracking

    5. Lecture: Methods of Learning

    6. Lecture: The 5 W's of Tracking

    7. Lecture: Primary vs. Secondary Perception

    8. Lecture: Routine of Invisibility

    9. Lecture: How to Track Animals

    10. Lecture: Animal Tracking Basics

    11. Q&A: Animal Sign

    12. Exercise: Animal Sign

    13. Flashcards: Animal Sign

    1. Introduction: Tracking, Morphology & Ecology

    2. Readings: Tracking, Morphology & Ecology

    3. Lecture: Foot Anatomy

    4. Lecture: Track-Foot Morphology

    5. Lecture: Track Features & Characteristics

    6. Lecture: Tracking Substrate

    7. Lecture: Tracking Ecology

    8. Lecture: How to Track Animals

    9. Lecture: Animal Tracking Basics

    10. Q&A: Tracking, Morphology & Ecology

    11. Exercise: Tracking, Morphology & Ecology

    12. Flashcards: Tracking Morphology & Ecology

    1. Introduction: Canine Tracks

    2. Readings: Canine Tracks

    3. Lecture: Canine Track Characteristics

    4. Lecture: Large Canine Tracks

    5. Lecture: Small Canine Tracks

    6. Lecture: Canine Sign

    7. Q&A: Canine Tracks

    8. Exercise: Canine Tracks

    9. Flashcards: Canine Tracks

    1. Introduction: Feline Tracks

    2. Readings: Feline Tracks

    3. Lecture: Feline Track Characteristics

    4. Lecture: Large Feline Tracks

    5. Lecture: Common Small Feline Tracks

    6. Lecture: Rare Small Feline Tracks

    7. Lecture: Feline Sign

    8. Q&A: Feline Tracks

    9. Exercise: Feline Tracks

    10. Flashcards: Feline Tracks

    1. Introduction: Ungulate Tracks

    2. Readings: Ungulate Tracks

    3. Lecture: Ungulate Track Characteristics

    4. Lecture: Ubiquitous Ungulate Tracks

    5. Lecture: Regional Ungulate Tracks

    6. Lecture: Ungulate Sign

    7. Q&A: Ungulate Tracks

    8. Exercise: Ungulate Tracks

    9. Flashcards: Ungulate Tracks

About this course

  • $199.00
  • 167 lessons
  • 12.5 hours of video content

Course Reviews

5 star rating

Highly recommended

Kayla Freeland

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.

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.

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5 star rating

Will enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors

Mike Buvoltz

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!

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!

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Learn How to Track Animals!

FAQ

  • I don’t live in North American so will the content still be relevant?

    The course focuses on North American species, but the fundamentals that are covered apply anywhere in the world. For example, the basic characteristics of feline tracks are the same in Africa and Asia as they are in North America. The same is true with canine tracks and most other animal groups. Additionally, topics like gaits and animal sign are also applicable no matter where you reside.

  • Does this course follow a set schedule or is it go at your own pace?

    This course is self-paced and you can go through the material as quickly or slowly as you prefer. You are allowed to skip material and jump ahead to later chapters if you desire, though for the optimum learning experience this is not recommended as earlier chapters may be foundational to understanding later ones.

  • Once you purchase this course how long do you have to complete it and can you download the materials?

    There is no expiration date for this course. You are not able to download course materials; however, you can access the course for as long as you like so you can revisit the material at any time.

  • Is it possible to see what’s in this course before purchasing it?

    In addition to the course curriculum listed in the above section, there is a preview so that you can get a sense of what you will learn. Select the "Free Preview" button at the top of this page and then create a new account or login if you have an existing one to view it.

  • What types of assignments and quizzes are in the course?

    Each chapter has optional assignments that include exercises and quizzes (you can retake the latter as many times as you like) that reinforce the material presented in the lectures so that you can put into practice what you learn.

  • What are the course requirements and are there any prerequisites?

    There aren't any prerequisites or course requirements other than you need to have a computer or smartphone with a browser and internet connection that is sufficient to stream the lecture videos. No previous knowledge of the subject matter is needed so you can be a complete novice.

  • Is there any interaction with other students in this online course?

    This course is individual based and hence there is not any interaction with other students.

  • Can you earn Continuing Education Units or Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s/CEC’s) when you complete this course?

    This course does not offer any CEU's/CEC's.

  • Are there any credits or refunds given after I buy this course?

    Once you complete your purchase, there are no refunds or credits issued and your enrollment cannot be transferred to another person.


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