Identifying Animal Tracks

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation
2600 SW Hillsboro Highway
Hillsboro, OR 97123
United States

Animal tracks are everywhere but how do you tell who made them?  The Animal Track Literacy Project teaches you the language scientists use to describe tracks through drawing, coloring and measuring exercises.   Collect data on a series of mystery tracks and then identify them yourself using a special tool called a dichotomous key.  We will also study plaster casts of animal tracks collected at Jackson Bottom Wetlands and other locations. This session is designed for adults and young adults 16 years and older.  Steve Engel

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve classroom
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Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is a facility of the City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department bordering the Tualatin River in SW Hillsboro. Features include: 635 acres of wetlands undergoing an active restoration program and riparian forest with four miles of walking trails. Over 200 species of birds recorded. A designated Important Bird Area for wintering waterfowl. Open dawn to dusk. Pets are not allowed. Education Center Building open 10am-4pm daily: real bald eagle nest, interpretive displays, nature store, classroom, restrooms.
$10 resident / $20 non-resident

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Steve Engel
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