Meet the Foothills: Stories in the Snow - Identifying Animal Tracks with Jim Critchley

Winter is a great time to observe and appreciate the activities of wildlife, even when you don't actually see them! Every set of tracks is like a mystery. What critter made the tracks? Where did it come from? Where was it going and what was it doing? Following and interpreting tracks in the snow is fun and can earn you new insights into the lives of Alberta's wildlife. During this interactive winter hike, Jim Critchley will help you identify the tracks of some of the critters who live at or pass through the Leighton Art Centre property. He’s also got great tips on how to interpret what you have observed.  Then the next time you're out for a walk, a cross country ski or a snowshoe in a park, you'll be prepared to do a little wildlife “sleuthing" of your own!

 Here is what past participants have said about Jim Critchley`s nature tour at the Leighton Art Centre:

 '' I left with an excellent knowledge and understanding of the birds and animals that call the Leighton property and the general vicinity their home. Additionally, Jim provided me with insight about their distinguishing characteristics, habits, etc. ''

 '' The Leighton Art Centre is a superb location. Our kids enjoyed hunting for tracks and we all found out lots of information from Jim.''


This workshop is open to curious people of all ages! Families are welcome to join!


Dress warmly in layers, bring a camera, binoculars, water bottle, and come prepared to spend the whole time outdoors exploring the Leighton Art Centre 80 acre landscape. 


Single Ticket: $15

Family Package (2 Adults + 2 Children ) : $35

Ticket sale ends on Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 7 PM

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This outdoor experience will be led by retired Science Teacher, biologist and naturalist, Jim Critchley B.E.S, B.Ed, M.Ed. Jim is an experienced field researcher and Educator. He holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental studies and has worked as a research technologist on an Atlantic Salmon spawning river for the Woods Hole Oceanographic institute.