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Animal Tracking and Bird Language

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NOTE: Course dates have been updated since original catalog listing.

Just as you would read a novel to make the characters and story come alive in your mind, trackers learn to "read" the stories behind animal tracks and signs, using tracking techniques and bird language. Trackers call this "getting inside the mind of the animal." Using traditional lore from the Lipan Apaches, the San Bushmen, and the African Shangaan traditions, as well as biology and the contemporary cognitive sciences; you will learn to track most of the local animals, as well as birds, insects, and humans. Native tackers treat tracking as a "spiritual" practice. We will look at how that tradition is still evolving. The best way to learn tracking has always been to go tracking with experienced trackers. This course is taught in the field by internationally certified local tracker Jim Sullivan, a 4th generation Sonoma County native who has been roaming local landscapes for over 75 years, exploring and learning from others in the tracking community.

This course will meet at a different outdoor location for each session, to be announced by the instructor prior to each meeting. The first meeting will include an orientation, and the location will be provided to students upon registration.

Minors 15 years old or above are welcome with parent permission and typically do well in tracking classes.

Class Details

8 Sessions
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Location : On Location Location : 
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Instructor : Jim Sullivan 

 

Notice

Please read:  This course meets in person! Pre-registration is required (no walk-ins). Class meeting location will be provided to registered students. Proof of COVID vaccination is required to register for this course. Follow the prompts to upload a valid vaccination record. Participants in in-person activities will need to comply with all applicable safety regulations. Current requirements can be found at https://covid.santarosa.edu/. Instructors will announce specific requirements for your class venue, which may include masking, social distancing, and/or other precautions as applicable. NOTE: Course dates have been updated since original catalog listing.

Fee: 

$295.00


Registration Closes On
Saturday, April 23, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
2/26/2022 Sat 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sonoma County, On Location  Map Jim Sullivan  On location
2/27/2022 Sun 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sonoma County, On Location  Map Jim Sullivan  On location
3/5/2022 Sat 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sonoma County, On Location  Map Jim Sullivan  On location
3/6/2022 Sun 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sonoma County, On Location  Map Jim Sullivan  On location
3/26/2022 Sat 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sonoma County, On Location  Map Jim Sullivan  ClassRoom
3/27/2022 Sun 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sonoma County, On Location  Map Jim Sullivan  ClassRoom
4/3/2022 Sun 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sonoma County, On Location  Map Jim Sullivan  ClassRoom
4/23/2022 Sat 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sonoma County, On Location  Map Jim Sullivan  ClassRoom