Wildlife Tracking and Signs
Denali National Park and Preserve
June 21 - 23, 2013
Alaska Geographic Member Price $315
Non-Member Price $350
Walk in the footsteps of Denali's famed wildlife biologist, Adolph Murie, as you learn tracking and observation skills. With expert tracker Tim Buechle and the Murie Science and Learning Center, we'll explore Denali's landscape much the way Murie did by studying tracks and other signs. Not only will we discover what animals were there before us, but also what they were doing! The landscape will come alive as we learn the basics of tracking such as identifying, timing, and interpreting tracks and other signs. We'll investigate the relationships between different wildlife species and how they are all connected within the ecosystem. We'll also take a look at how modern research techniques differ from those of Murie. Known locally as "Trapper Tim", Tim Buechle is a licensed trapping, hunting, and fishing guide from Talkeetna, Alaska with over 35 years of experience tracking animals in the wild.
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Times and Location
Participants meet at the Murie Science and Learning Center, located at mile 1.2 of the Denali Park Road. This course begins at 6:30pm on the first day and ends at 4:00pm on the last day.
Lodging and Meals
This course is based out of the Murie Science and Learning Center Field Camp, located 29 miles inside Denali National Park along the Teklanika River. The Field Camp includes rustic tent cabins and a common dining tent. Family-style meals are simple and healthy. For more information about the accommodations please click here.
Hiking Distances and Physical Fitness
Field Seminars are active learning experiences. Participants must be capable walkers, in good health, and equipped for sudden changes in weather. This course includes up to five miles of hiking and/or 1,500 foot elevation gain per day, over uneven terrain.
The University of Alaska Anchorage offers one professional development credit (level 500) for an additional $69 fee. The 10% membership discount does not apply to the credit fee.
Cancellations and/or substitutions that occur 60 days in advance of the course start date will be refunded the course fee, less a processing fee of $25 per space. For cancellations and/or substitutions within 60 days of the course start date, the entire fee will be retained unless we can fill your space. Registration fees are not transferable to future years. If we have to cancel a course, your entire fee will be refunded. Refunds will be credited to the credit card used during the original transaction if less than 100 days since the original transaction. All other refunds will be made through a mailed check. Please contact our staff to process a refund. All membership purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If you have questions about this particular course, please contact the Murie Science and Learning Center by email or by calling (907) 683-6432. For answers to frequently asked questions, including alternative ways to register and the cancellation policy please visit our FAQ page here.
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