WildTrack is a UK based organization that is the first of its kind to protect endangered animal species through a footprint identification software. Upon taking digital photographs in the field, this footprint identification technique (FIT) enables the user to identify species, individuals, sex and age class of the animal who made that particular track. This identification process is achieved through combining complex statistical analysis, AI technology and traditional knowledge of expert trackers. The idea is to obtain reliable data through non-invasive monitoring techniques for wildlife conservation.
We are going to hike the trails of Avalon to see how many footprints (by various species) we can take photos of! We’ll be covering the materials and methods used to make sure our images are to scale. Basically all you need is yourself and a smartphone!
We will be meeting at the Avalon Barn located on Shep Jones Lane in Stony Brook.
What to bring/further instructions:
- Please dress warm and wear layers
- Sneakers or hiking boots comfortable for walking on the trails
- Binoculars (I will have extra)