Gait analysis is the study of an organisms gait. During this presentation I present students with both the fundamental concepts of animal gait analogy but also teach relevant tracking skills. The beauty of teaching this unit lyes in the fact that is applicable science and truly skill building. I've always had great success with the presentation and students seem to enjoy it greatly.
If you know nothing about gait analysis DON'T be alarmed. A quick read-thru/review of the presentation will provide you with enough insight to present it to the class.
-Introduction to the art/science of Tracking and animal gaits
-Different types of local (most of U.S.) animal track registrations
-Tracking method and technique
-Evolutionary concepts related to leg positions and gait pattern
-Illustrations of each of the major family’s of animals and their tracks
-Scat analysis broken down by family as well as scat interpretation concepts.
-Print register analysis terms and concepts (with diagrams)
***Also check out my "field guide that matches the unit.