Join us for this exciting wildlife event with Dan Gardoqui, a skilled naturalist, wildlife tracker, and educator. Dan will share photos and stories from his tracking experiences, leading us to make deeper connections with the natural world and the wildlife that surrounds us. The presentation will take place at Berkshire Community College in the Boland Theater on Friday, January 20, at 6 PM. Dan will speak for approximately 60 minutes, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.
This event is free and open to the public, with a $10 suggested donation.
The following day – Saturday, January 21 – Dan will lead two back-to-back tracking workshops. Each workshop costs $50 and has a limited space of 10 participants. You can find more details on the workshops here.
For over 30 years, Dan Gardoqui has been a student, teacher, observer, and active participant in the more-than-human world. A Certified Wildlife Tracker since 2006, he has trained hundreds in the science and art of tracking. Dan is also a bird language expert and bird mimic – known for his YouTube series “Learn a Bird.” Some of his contributions include the books “Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species” (Elbroch & MacFarland) and “What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal Nature’s Secrets” (Young). Dan applies wildlife tracking skills in citizen science projects (e.g., Canada Lynx, Flying Squirrels, Moose, Eastern Wolf) and as a Registered Maine Guide – serving educational, recreational, and hunting clients. Dan serves as founder and consultant at Lead with Nature.
This event is co-sponsored by Berkshire Community College and Berkshire Environmental Action Team.