Track and Sign Evaluation

Where: Brattleboro, VT area.

When: January 16 & 17, 2021. Registration is not yet open. To be notified when it re-opens simply complete the short form below.

Ages: Adults (Age 18+).

Cost: $255 – 305 sliding scale

Join Vermont Wilderness School for a two-day interactive tracking experience that offers an opportunity to deeply learn the mysteries of tracking and to evaluate your tracking knowledge.


Words like “test” and “evaluation” have a lot of negative associations in the world nowadays but we mean it when we say that this tracking experience is fun (!), full of tracking knowledge for you, and offers a connection to other people who love the wild world of tracks & trails.

As the international Tracker Certification webpage says:

The Track and Sign Certification is a two-day practical field test that emphasizes open, honest dialogue and real learning. The tracks and sign of any and all species encountered in the field may be asked, whether big or small, clear or obscure. After participants give their answers, a dialogue ensues between the evaluator and participants to provide the opportunity for everyone involved to learn and for each of us to internalize the field marks used for identification. The Tracker Certifications emphasize practical tracking and the development of reliable field skills, and are unassociated with any particular philosophy or tracking school. No prior training is required to participate.

This Track & Sign evaluation will be facilitated by George Leoniak of

To register:

  1. Registration is currently closed. If you wish to be notified when it re-opens simply submit the short survey below.
  2. When it becomes available, fill out the registration form and be sure to click the SUBMIT button.
  3. Check your email inbox for the automated confirmation email with the subject “[Name]’s Track & Sign Evaluation Registration has been received.”
  4. Any remaining balance is due June 1st. You are entitled to a full refund if you pay for a program and VWS chooses to cancel it.

See our scholarship and cancellations policy page for more information about payment.