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​​Winter Tracking Workshop with Dan Yacobellis
*New Date: Sunday, February 27, 9am - 3:30pm

Valentino Family Community Forest
Grafton, New York

About the Workshop
Learn to read the tracks and sign of the animal residents of the Rensselaer Plateau. This ancient art/science will give you a fun way to connect with and get to know the local ecology, wherever you may be. From the signs animals leave, we can learn what they like, where their favorite places are, who they avoid or gravitate to and how they interact with all the species of plants, trees mammals and birds around them. Sometimes, we can even figure out what they are thinking or feeling!

What to Expect & What to Bring

This outing will involve several hours of off-trail hiking, exploration, and tracking over varied terrain. There will be some periods of stopping to gather around tracks. Bring water, snacks, and a lunch. Make sure to dress in warm layers and wear sturdy, warm, weather-appropriate footwear.

Tracking involves a lot of stillness while discussing the tracks and can be a bit boring for young children. They are welcome, but be prepared to have their interest stray away from the tracks.

About the Workshop Leader

Dan Yacobellis has been leading tracking outings on the Plateau for over a decade and has led many for the RPA community.

Registration, Cancellations, and Refunds

Pre-registration is required. Registration for this special event is $40/person. Space is very limited, so register early to reserve your space. Register by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. Please read details below about cancellation and refunds.

If you register but can't attend, please contact Dan at to cancel. At this point, we can offer you a refund only if your spot can be filled.

If the workshop is postponed, we'll offer refunds to any registered participants who can't make the new date. If the workshop is cancelled, we'll offer refunds to all registered participants.


If you have questions or would like more information, contact Dan at

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