Solid Science – Tracking

Aboriginal people have a rich knowledge of the bush and how to find animals. One of the techniques that Aboriginal people use is known as tracking.

This involves looking, listening, smelling, hearing and thinking to locate animals.

Good trackers notice the big and small details, such as a slightly nibbled leaf, a burrow, or animal droppings. Tracking also involves looking at animal footprints.

These can tell you what animals have been in the area, when they were there, and where they may be headed. Don’t be tricked! Animals such as the emu will rise on to its claws to cover its tracks.

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