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Wildlife Tracking & Plaster Cast-Making Workshop

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

$5 – $15

Join Oxbow’s resident wildlife tracker, Shard Milne, to learn about the art of wildlife tracking and making plaster casts! Together we will take an exploratory walk to one of Oxbow’s wildlife hotspots and learn about our wild neighbors through the marks they leave behind. We will examine and identify tracks together, and participants will have the opportunity to make a plaster track cast to take home. You never know what we might find – coyotes, deer, beavers, raccoons, otters, and more! This class is an introductory, curiosity-driven tracking experience, intended to open the senses, develop basic tracking skills, and build confidence in interpreting signs. Knowing how to find and interpret animal tracks and sign can open the door to a richer and more fulfilling experience of the outdoors. Come explore with us!

This workshop is intended for those age 13+.


Shard Milne is a restoration specialist on Oxbow’s conservation team. During their day job, they restore damaged floodplains and forests in the Snoqualmie Valley, help grow native plants, and study how wildlife like amphibians and birds are using Oxbow’s habitats. Shard has been learning wildlife tracking since 2019 with Conservation Northwest, Wilderness Awareness School, and Cedar Root Folk School, and sharing these skills at Oxbow since 2021. In their free time, Shard can often be found mending clothes, cold-water swimming, or wandering in the forest.


We strive to create accessible learning and connection opportunities for our whole community.

Community Supported Price: $ 5

Standard Price: $10

Community Supporter Price: $15 (Helps provide reduced-price tickets and contributes to the overall success of our workshop program)

All workshop participants are required to register.


Oxbow is open rain or shine, except in cases of extreme weather (lightning, high winds, wildfire smoke, or flooding conditions that make it unsafe for visitors).

We are currently in fire season and may have increased levels of smoke. If the smoke reaches a point of being unsafe for staff and visitors we will close our site. All closures will be posted on our website and social media, please check daily for updates during severe weather.

*Note to registrants: If we cancel an event you will be notified via email when the decision to close is made.

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August 24
9:00 am - 11:00 am
$5 – $15
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Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd NE
Carnation, WA 98014 United States
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