My Wild Tracks
Is the latest from Animal Tracks by Steve. That’s Steve over there extracting a Caribou track cast from mud on the Toklat River in Alaska.
Some time ago we might add.
And that’s because he’s been doing this since 1981. This being collecting plaster casts of every track he finds, more or less.
Technically less, but try and tell that to his friends who have helped him move over the years. Practically, it has meant curating an ever growing assemblage of animal track casts from penguins to polar bears, to newts, jaguars, ravens, and river ripples.
Each track cast is unique, a great teaching tool, and heavy.
There had to be more ways to share them than just carting them around to workshops.
And there was. Life-size stencils for over fifty North American birds and mammals and a few Antarctic birds were developed and marketed.
The Animal Tracks Literacy Project was developed for the 4th grade and up classroom teacher, as a stand alone lesson plan in how to identify a track.
Then came ceramic and cold cast bronze TrackTiles. Stay tuned here for the latest.