Today was all about how to be a Master Tracker! We learned about what skills you use while tracking, such as: using your senses, preserving the evidence, and asking questions. Then, we observed some abiotic and biotic tracks and made predictions on who left them behind. Afterwards, we played some “gait” relay racing where each person had to perform a different type of gait that an animal has (galloping, amble, walk, run, etc.). In the afternoon, we visited the Gros Ventre River bottoms to put our tracking skills to the test! Some things that we found along the way were: footprints, fur, skull and various bones, and even a live moose!
Follow-up question: What are some examples of abiotic and biotic tracks?
Answer: Biotic- bone, antler, scat (poop), fur, browsing (eating), feather, or footprints. Abiotic- fault (mountain), fire (burned area), or valley (glacier).