Deep Dive: Animal Tracking Art & Science

Our visceral understanding of the natural world is based upon our senses: what we see, hear, smell, touch and taste. But our knowledge can be immeasurably enhanced by our human ability to conjecture intelligently by reading signs, evidence of the teeming life around us. The footprint an animal leaves behind is one of those signs. Finding and following a track can tell us not only about the animal itself but also the land around it. It opens up a new way of seeing and being in this world. Watch recorded event here: Deep Dive: Animal Tracking Art & Science


Meghan Walla-Murphy, Adjunct Faculty, Santa Rosa Junior College and Instructor, UC California Naturalist Program

Meghan is a wildlife ecologist, writer, conservationist and educator. In addition to teaching classes at SRJC, she leads workshops at the UC Davis Hopland Research and Extension Center and is an instructor for the UC California Naturalist program. She brings her enthusiasm and passion to teaching how tracking can broaden our appreciation of the world around us. Learn more about her here.


No previous experience or knowledge is required. This event is recommended for ages 12 and up.

Zoom meeting details will be sent to you upon registration. If you have not used Zoom before, please allow time to download and install the application before the event. Please log-in a few minutes early, as it may take more than one attempt if servers are busy.

This event is being held in partnership with the Anderson Valley Land Trust.

How to Sign Up

Register at the link below. Each participant should register separately. Registration is free.

About the Center

Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.

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Margot Rawlins
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Thursday, October, 8, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm