Winter Tracks – 2014/2015

Students detect and discuss at Winter Tracks. Photo by Fiona Hicks

Students detect and discuss at Winter Tracks.
Photo by Fiona Hicks

The 2014-2015 winter season saw FSPW’s kickoff of our Winter Tracks program. Working with areas schools such as Sandpoint High School, Pioneer Elementary School, and Forrest M. Bird Charter School, as well as open-public classes, our Naturalist Educators conducted a series of “Winter Tracks Field Trips.”

These youth-orientated field trips encouraged participants to get hands-on, outdoor experience while being given the tools to fine tune their senses in a wilderness environment, fostering discoveries of the world around them from their first-hand observations and questioning. While the program has changed a lot since its inaugural season, the main idea is still the same:  get kids learning and having positive experiences outdoors during the winter months.

Our educators embrace fun and unique styles to engage students in winter wildlife and ecology interpretation.  Discovering the wilderness in the winter offers an unparalleled experience as the seemingly quiet and frozen landscape comes alive right before the observer’s eyes.

To learn how to get involved with Winter Tracks as a school or volunteer, contact our Winter Program Coordinator at wintertracks@scotchmanpeaks.org.

Head back to our main Winter Tracks page here.