Tracking in Joshua Tree National Park       Class Full         Please call to be put on the waitlist     


Saturday, April 6, 8:15 am – 5:30 pm, Sunday, April 7, 8:30 am – 2 pm

Meet at: Joshua Tree Visitor Center
Fee: $100 members $110 non members
Instructor: Jim Lowery, Primitive Skills Teacher, Author of “The Tracker’s Field Guide”
Hike Level: Easy

Join Jim Lowery, primitive skills teacher and author of The Tracker’s Field Guide, to learn and refine fundamental tracking skills. This two-day class will explore the natural world through animal tracking, sign identification, and awareness techniques. Lowery will explain how to translate patterns found in the desert sand into animal stories in Joshua Tree National Park. This class will be entirely field-based in order to provide abundant “dirt time” focusing on following trails, interpreting tracks and signs and even learning to read mood and body language of desert animals through their trails. Wildlife behavior, biology, and ecological relationships will also be examined. In this weekend class, participants will feel the thrill of becoming environmental detectives by investigating the signs animals leave behind.

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Please take the time to review our General Class Information and Fitness Levels before registering.


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