Since 1999, White Pine Programs has promoted the use of wildlife tracking skills for community-minded, educational & scientific purposes. White Pine hosts wildlife tracking evaluations, presents at national conferences, and contributes to local & regional wildlife projects. Additionally, White Pine also uses “inner tracking” as a tool for professional & personal development.
WHAT IS THE WILDLIFE TRACKING APPRENTICESHIP?
- An intensive, three-season study in the science and art of wildlife tracking and naturalist studies (including bird language & field ecology).
- A nine-month program that involves monthly intensive field tracking sessions in a diversity of habitats across New England as well as unique evening presentations on a range of tracking-related topics.
WHO IS THE WILDLIFE TRACKING APPRENTICESHIP FOR?
- Anyone with a true interest in becoming a more skilled wildlife tracker.
- Beginning or experienced trackers are welcome; we customize apprentice goals.
- Repeat apprentices. Some folks take the WPTA 2 or 3 times and learn a lot.
Past apprentices include: Professional biologists, artists, medical doctors, college students, school teachers, environmental educators, permaculturalists, glass cutters, engineers, college professors, administrative assistants, and gap year students.
Note: This programs is eligible for contact hours via The Wildlife Society in the following areas: Certified Wildlife Biologist Renewal Program; Professional Development Certificate Program. Please contact The Wildlife Society for details hours before registering.
Amy Beal Jonathan Shapiro Jon Poppele