Scat & Tracks Program

animal tracks

Program Description

Designed for kindergarten through eighth grade youth across Vermont, this program allows students to get outside and explore the Vermont landscape in a unique way. There are two options to participate, students can watch a pre-recorded video, or they can participate in scheduled live video lessons featuring Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department staff.

Each session focuses on one Vermont wild animal and covers topics such as habitat, lifecycle, and fun natural history facts!  After the video, students venture outside with their educator and look for the appropriate habitat of the animal that was discussed while paying close attention to any scat and tracks or other signs of the critter.

How to Participate

Interested schools/organizations should fill out this form https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=O5O0IK26PEOcAnDtzHVZxoWoKXX3QKhLpP6UGpFGvoNUQVdKOUsxRkpRWkRLSkdQTFJFQ1MyQkxONi4u 

Deadline to register for the 2023 program is December 11. Welcome packets and track identification cards will be mailed to all participating schools/organizations the week of December 12.

For additional information on the program reach out to Education Specialist Corey Hart at corey.hart@vermont.gov.

Animals Highlighted in 2023

  • White-footed mouse
  • Ruffed grouse
  • Mink
  • Striped Skunk

Check Out Critters Already Highlighted

Interested in covering more than the 2023 program species? Watch our pre-recorded videos from past years.

Contact Us

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
Commissioner Christopher Herrick

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.