Ages 14 to 18
Cascade Mountains, WA
Scheduled to Return in 2022
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 safety measures, we will not be holding this program in 2021. We do plan to bring back this popular program in 2022.
The Wolf Tracking Expedition gives teens a unique opportunity to
- Explore the rivers and forests of the Cascade Mountains, guided by our most experienced instructors
- Study wolves and other animals in their natural environment
- Search for signs and tracks of wolves
- Live in a community of trackers while learning more about the biology and ecology of wolves
- Connect with their natural environment – and with other teens who share their interests
Our Instructional team features:
- A 1:8 staff-student ratio
- Our most experienced, Wilderness First Aid & CPR certified instructors
- A director with extensive backcountry experience
- Additional adult support through our adult apprentices, whose class will be joining us for the expedition
- Staff trained as Coyote Mentors, a widely-respected educational philosophy developed at the Wilderness Awareness School
- Compassionate educators who encourage each teen’s respect for self, others and nature
Students will meet in Preston, WA (30 minutes East of Seattle) and drive to Eastern Washington from there.
During registration, you will see two options for this expedition; “Wolf Tracking First Year” and “Wolf Tracking Second Year +”. If your teen has never gone on the Teen Wolf Tracking Expedition, they should be registered in the “Wolf Tracking First Year”. If they have already attended the Teen Wolf Tracking Expedition, then they should be registered for the “Wolf Tracking Second Year +”. It’s the same trip, but the teens are grouped separately when they head out each day, so that the more experienced teens can go deeper in their tracking skills and knowledge.
Airport Shuttle: Transportation is available to and from SeaTac airport for an additional charge. Please see Registration Information for more details.
Below is a photo from one of our motion-sensing cameras during our 2017 expedition. We were able to report to Fish and Wildlife that there were 4 pups in the pack we were tracking (they did not know before we told them!). Students helped decide where to place the camera.