A: Yes! The Track and Sign Evaluation is an excellent training tool, and serves as both a springboard for beginners and a stepping-stone for advanced trackers. The evaluation process is always best treated as a learning experience; there is of course an assessment component that may stir up “test anxiety,” but the process fundamentally emphasizes learning and becoming a better tracker. Be easy on yourself and enjoy the experience. We suggest you familiarize yourself with the various animals that occur in your region, and the tracks and sign they create, though it is not an absolute necessity—you’ll leave the weekend with far more knowledge and experience regardless.