Animal Signs

Become a detective, investigate animal clues and solve nature’s mysteries. Students will learn about seven categories of animal signs, how to interpret each sign, and why natural history interpretation is an important tool for understanding wildlife. A large portion of this class is spent outside looking for animal signs and tracking animals. Students may hike with a GPS to track their hike or a camera to document sightings.

Accessibility notes: This outdoor-based class can take place along any of our trails, including paved trails between buildings or along our boardwalk. Please see our trail descriptions on our accessibility page to choose a trail that meets your mobility needs. If individuals need indoor options we have a variety of animal artifacts, from bones to fur, that can be used.

Animal Signs Lesson Plan