The Teton Regional Land Trust and the Teton Nordic Team collaborate to host the annual Nordic Naturalists ski event for children. The Land Trust leads a winter wildlife ski each year on a conservation easement property for the Ski Team kids to encourage children to explore the natural world around them as they ski. The kids venture out onto ungroomed trails to seek out wildlife, their scat and tracks. Children receive a Nordic Naturalist wildlife tracking card to keep track of all the wildlife signs they find while skiing. Each child who takes a total of three wildlife tracking skies throughout the winter and records their observations on their card receives a Nordic Naturalist pin to help them commemorate their wildlife observation work.
Here’s to all the kids who are official Nordic Naturalists, can’t wait to see you next winter!