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Educational

 

Wildlife Tracking

Biology Weekend

Curriculum-based Camps

 

 

An Introduction to Tracking Wildlife - Weekend Course 

 

  • A basic introduction to tracking is offered.

  • Of course, you can't learn to track in a weekend but one thing you can do is start to believe it's possible for you, yes YOU, to actually be able to track and that's what we want you to take away from this weekend.

  • This is an intensive course, jam packed with information and practicals.

  • You'll learn about the features of animal tracks and the different types of tracks you might come across right the way through to some important pointers on how to start developing your skills in actually following a trail.

  • You'll have an opportunity to try to identify a number of tracks and see if you can track down some of your fellow participants. 

  • Highlights of the course include spending time in the veld, focussing intently on what you might have thought were insignificant details and hopefully realizing that this ancient art is well within your grasp.

  • You get notes and a track identification field guide.

Learning the art of Wildlife Tracking -  Week-long course

  • This is a 6 night course focussing on developing your skill in identifying tracks and signs left by wild animals and beginning to follow their trails.

  • You'll learn what track features to look for when identifying tracks of all kinds, the foot morphology of various animals and how to accurately record tracks using different mediums.

  • You'll study gait patterns, the variety of track shapes within a species and learn about some of the psychology behind tracking.

  • You'll have an opportunity to follow a trail for some distance and be challenged to interpret animal movements and behaviour from their tracks and other signs.

  • Highlights of the course include walking in the footsteps of a wild animal, sitting around a campfire at night and opening up your senses to a world you may not previously have comprehended.

  • You get notes and a track identification field guide.

 

If you would like to participate in a Cybertracker Track and Sign evaluation at the end of the course, this can be arranged at an extra cost and must be organized in advance.

Biology Camp

The goal of these camps is to create a deeper interest in students for their subject and introduce some of the practical applications of biology.

  • These camps are usually run over a weekend, and are aimed at school groups.

  • They can be run during the week for schools that are able to take off a couple of days from their normal schedule.

  • Each camp is tailored to the syllabus being studied at the time. The sessions are practically orientated and teacher participation is encouraged.

  • Practicals include treasure hunts for specific plants or animals, a dissection, the use of a key, bird and animal watching and identification, and more depending on the subject matter focus of the students.

  • Sessions are interspersed with fun activities like the obstacle course, the climbing wall, swimming in the dam, and sports.

 

We take up to 30 participants on this course. 

Costs include, accommodation in dome tents, all meals, snacks and activities.

 

 

Curriculum-based Camps

Contact us if you would like to bring a class on a curriculum-based camp. The aim of these camps is to inspire a deeper interest in a school or university subject while having lots of fun in the outdoors. We can facilitate the teaching sessions in biology or science related camps but you are welcome to conduct your own teaching sessions while we fill in the gaps with exciting activities and games that build on the theme of your subject.

Orange Grove Farm, Tarkastad

 

Contact Details

Dave Hood on +27 83 225 9476

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Tracking