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​​Winter Tracking Workshop with Dan Yacobellis
Saturday, February 17, 9am - 12pm

Valentino Family Community Forest

Grafton, New York

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, so register early. The registration fee for this special event is $40/person.

Please read details below about cancellations and refunds. To register, click on the link at the bottom of the page.

About this outing
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 3 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 outing 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, & refunds

Pre-registration is required. Registration for this special event is $40/person. To ensure the best experience for everyone, this event is capped at 15 participants, so so register early to reserve your spot. 

If you register but can't attend, please contact Kim at as soon as possible to cancel. If you cancel by Friday, February 2 at 5pm, we can offer you a full refund of your registration fee. After that, 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 Kim at

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