Two Day Wildlife Track & Sign Evaluation and Training with Matt Nelson


Earn a Track and Sign Certificate with CyberTracker North America specialist and evaluator, Matt Nelson

Note: This class is currently full. However, if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Terri at

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Date: April 13 & 14, 2024 (hosted off campus at Bill Robichaud’s home farm, amidst 800 wooded acres of the Wisconsin Driftless Area; 15 minutes from Folklore Village)

8:00 am – 4:30 pm each day; possibly longer as necessary

Skill Level: No prior training required to participate

Class Registration Fee:  $425


The CyberTracker Track and Sign Certification is an internationally applied, professional-level training process used to promote wildlife tracking and ecological knowledge. The process is designed to give each participant the opportunity to personally investigate each track or sign found before the group discusses it at length. This creates intensive levels of concentration, balanced by fun, open, and entertaining discussions that engage the group in an unforgettable exploration of animal behavior, physiology, and ecology. This combination has proven to be a wildly effective method to immediately enhance an individual’s knowledge, and their ability to accurately interpret tracks and sign on their own.
The Tracker Certifications emphasize practical tracking and the development of reliable field skills, and transform the way we see the wild world. No prior training is required to participate.

Materials fee: (To be collected directly from students by instructor in class): none

*Special note:  Out-of-town participants are invited to camp, indoors or out, at the farmhouse where the activity will be hosted, at no charge.  More information if you are interested when you enroll.

From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Matt Nelson has left footprints in search of authenticity in his life. Slow to learn and insistent on the hardest of life’s lessons, he’s a generalist in the true sense of the word. Easily bored, Matt has worked more jobs than can be listed here, searching for himself amid all the glittery promises of the materialistic culture he grew up in.  A lifetime hunter and woodsman, Matt strives to share his deep observations and his love for all things wild and true freely amongst his human interactions and in his teaching.

Matt is a graduate of the Wilderness Guide Program, a 12 month wilderness immersion program at the Teaching Drum Outdoor School, with whom he maintains a close relationship and collaborates with to this day.  He holds a Senior Tracker certificate from Cybertracker Conservation, and is a track and sign evaluator with the same organization.  Matt ​currently resides on Anishnaabe land in northern Wisconsin.

Host Bill Robichaud lives in a century-old farmhouse amidst 800 acres of the Driftless Area, near Barneveld, WI, where he grows, raises and forages most of his food.  He writes about the experience of detaching from the grocery store at



Scholarship funding is available for historically marginalised people for this class. Information may be found here: