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Adventure Programs

Our expert wolf educators have developed challenging and memorable programs for you to enjoy in Minnesota’s north woods. So grab your friends and family and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Wine, Women, and Wolves: Northwoods Winter

Date: February 23-25, 2018
Time: Friday 4 p.m. – Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline:  February 9, 2018
Program Rates: Non-member $250, Member $225

Join us for a fun, relaxing weekend learning about wolves and the northwoods while enjoying the company of women who have the same hectic routine as you! Participate in a weekend full of dog sledding, radio telemetry, and trekking through the snowy northwoods! Enjoy everything the frozen wilderness has to offer on this magnificent outdoors excursion!

 

Get Inspired with Heidi Pinkerton: Wildlife Photography

Date: February 24, 2018
Time: Saturday at 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: February 17, 2018

Program Rates: Non-Member $75, Member $67.50

Join us to see how Heidi photographs wild animals in their natural environment. She will share favorite locations and why learning their behavior yields the best shots. Find out what her go-to gear includes, some basics on how to use it, and how you can apply these techniques to create your own photography style.

Denali and Grayson on a snowy day

Get Inspired with Heidi Pinkerton: Night Sky Photography

Date: March 10, 2018
Time:  Saturday at 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: March 3, 2018

Program Rates: Non-Member $75, Member $67.50

Understanding the basics of nighttime photography takes a different skill set than simply pressing the shutter when there is daylight to capture. This day-long presentation will be filled with stories of what goes into making the images from start to finish. From basic understanding of space weather to what to make images of in the night sky, Heidi will be sharing how she captures the magic of the night. Make sure to bring your own camera, as she will be available for questions throughout the day, along with offering tips and tricks on photography composition.

 

Working for Wolves – FULL

Date: May 18-20, 2018
Time: 
Saturday 5:00 p.m. – Sunday 12:00 9.m.
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2018
Program Rates*: Non-member $255, Member $225
Deposit: $50

Spend a weekend “Workin’ for Wolves” assisting the wolf care staff with some very specialized projects. The spring projects always involve winter cover hay removal and pond preparation. We will be assessing the winter impact on the retired enclosure projects conducted in the fall of 2017 and likely spend some time putting the finishing touches on those projects.

 

Geocache Adventures In Wolf Range

Date: June 9 – 10, 2018
Time:  Saturday 8:30 a.m. – Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: May 26, 2018
Program Rates:  Non-member $60, Member $54

Test your navigational skills while you experience the worldwide scavenger hunt – geocaching! Prepare for your wildlands adventure through compass and map training, Leave No Trace principles, learning how to use a GPS unit, and much more! We’ll be hitting the trails in search of hidden caches in the northwoods. Grab your hiking boots, lunch bags, navigational tools and hit the trails with your team (personal transportation required) in search of geocaches in the surrounding wild lands! After your adventures, enjoy an evening meal while observing our ambassador wolves at our visitor center. Then watch them enjoy their meal at our What’s for Dinner? program. Join this 2-day grand adventure in the northwoods, what will you discover?

 

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini Camp

Date: June 11-12, 2018
Time: Monday & Tuesday, 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: May 28, 2018
Program Rates: Non-member $60.00, Member $54

Time to unplug your kids from the virtual world and reconnect them with the real one by joining us at our two day Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini-Camp. Participants will learn about wolves and other animals through hands-on outdoor activities during this summer time program!

Wolf Family Rendezvous

Date: June 16-17, 2018
Time: Friday 5:00 p.m. – Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: June 2, 2018
Program Rates:
$75 Adult Non-member (13 years old and older), $67.50 Adult Member (13 years old and older)
$50 Child Non-member (6-12 years old), $45 Child Member (6-12 years old)

A full weekend of family fun showcases the best of what the International Wolf Center and Ely has to offer. The Wolf Family Rendezvous program includes three days of free admissions to the International Wolf Center, private lessons about wolves, private wolf viewing time before and after the Center closes to the public, a hike in the Superior Natural Forest, a pizza dinner and admission to the popular Saturday night ‘What’s for Dinner?’ program at the Center.

Wolves after Dark

Date: July 13-14, 2018
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: July 11, 2018
Program Rates:
Adult Non-member (18+):  $70, Member $65
Student Non-member (12-17): $40, Member $35

Have you wondered what happens after nightfall with the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves? Here’s your opportunity to participate in a “Citizen Science” project and document important behavioral data critical to understanding the Exhibit Pack dynamics. Participants camp out in the Center’s auditorium in full view of the wolf viewing windows! The next morning, after a relaxing continental breakfast, analyze the evening’s observations and interpret the behavior. Bring your sense of adventure, a sleeping bag and pillow for this unique overnight opportunity at the Center!

 

Jr. Biologist Summer Camp

Date: July 16 – 19, 2018
Time: Monday – Thursday, 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 2, 2018
Program Rates: Non-member $150.00, Member $140.00

Time to unplug your kids from the virtual world and reconnect them with the real one by joining us at our four day Jr. Wolf Biologist Summer Camp! Participants will learn about wolves and other animals through hands-on outdoor activities during this summer program.

Wolf Ethology

Date: July 28 – August 2, 2018
Time:  Saturday 5:00 p.m. – Thursday 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 18, 2018
Program Rates:
With Lodging: Non-member $795, Member $745
Without Lodging: Non-member $695, Member $645
Deposit: $250

The Wolf Ethology class is an intensive week of learning, fun, and experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime.

This course covers the basic principles of wolf behavior including: behavioral development, stimuli and communication, motivation, learned versus instinctual behavior, social organization, and the adaptability and evolution of behavior. Emphasis will be placed on video observations of wild wolf behavior, research of existing ethograms and hands-on activities including time spent observing and recording behavioral data of the Center’s ambassador wolves. Two undergraduate biology credits from Vermilion Community college are available upon participant request and upon successful completion of course assignments.

 

 

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini Camp

Date: August 6-7, 2018
Time: Monday & Tuesday, 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 23, 2018
Program Rates: Non-member $60.00, Member $54

Time to unplug your kids from the virtual world and reconnect them with the real one by joining us at our two day Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini-Camp. Participants will learn about wolves and other animals through hands-on outdoor activities during this summer time program!

Wolves and Women’s Weekend: Boundary Waters Adventure

Date: September 14-16, 2018
Time: Friday 4 p.m. – Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2018
Program Rates: Non-member $250, Member $225

Join us for a fun, relaxing weekend learning about wolves and the northwoods while enjoying the company of women who have the same hectic routine as you! Slow it down for the weekend, enjoy some wine and cheese as we gather at the Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base. Participate in a weekend full of canoeing, radio telemetry, and trekking through the beautiful northwoods! Enjoy everything the wilderness has to offer on this outdoor adventure!

Tracking the Pack

Date: September 28-30, 2018
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 10 a.m.
Registration Deadline: September 14, 2018

Program Rates: Non-member $160, Member $144

Want to experience the life of a biologist? Join us for this wolf research weekend adventure! Discuss wolf research and management, learn what tools biologists use in the field to locate and study wild wolves and test your new skills with our telemetry equipment. We’ll even head into the field to search for the signal of wild wolves in the area. Enjoy our What’s for Dinner? program and observe our ambassador wolves feeding on their dinner before heading out on a wolf howling safari! Wrap up on Sunday morning with a Q&A.

 

Wolf Photography Workshop

Date: October 5-7, 2018
Time:
Friday 5:00 p.m. – Sunday 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 30, 2017
Program Rates: Non-member $175, Member $157.50
Deposit: $50

Discover the art of photographing wolves at the International Wolf Center. Participants will learn important information about the Center’s ambassador wolves, learn to read wolf body language so you can be ready for the next action shot.  Staff will also provide a scenic tour in wild wolf country to capture the fall colors that peak this time of the year.  

 

Wolves after Dark

Date: October 19-20, 2018
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: October 17, 2018
Program Rates:
Adult Non-member (18+):  $70, Member $65
Student Non-member (12-17): $40, Member $35

Have you wondered what happens after nightfall with the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves? Here’s your opportunity to participate in a “Citizen Science” project and document important behavioral data critical to understanding the Exhibit Pack dynamics. Participants camp out in the Center’s auditorium in full view of the wolf viewing windows! The next morning, after a relaxing continental breakfast, analyze the evening’s observations and interpret the behavior. Bring your sense of adventure, a sleeping bag and pillow for this unique overnight opportunity at the Center!

 

Wolf Family Rendezvous

Date: October 20-21, 2018
Time: Friday 5:00 p.m. – Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: October 6, 2018
Program Rates:
$75 Adult Non-member (13 years old and older), $67.50 Adult Member (13 years old and older)
$50 Child Non-member (6-12 years old), $45 Child Member (6-12 years old)

A full weekend of family fun showcases the best of what the International Wolf Center and Ely has to offer. The Wolf Family Rendezvous program includes three days of free admissions to the International Wolf Center, private lessons about wolves, private wolf viewing time before and after the Center closes to the public, a hike in the Superior Natural Forest, a pizza dinner and admission to the popular Saturday night ‘What’s for Dinner?’ program at the Center.

 

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