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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!

Wolves and Women’s Weekend:
Boundary Waters Adventure – FULL

Date: September 14-16, 2018
Time: Friday 4 p.m. CDT– Sunday 9:00 a.m. CDT
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. CDT– Sunday 10 a.m. CDT
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 – Only 4 seats Remaining

Date: October 5-7, 2018
Time:
Friday 5:00 p.m. CDT– Sunday 12 p.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2018
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 and Wilderness Bus Tour

Date: October 11, 2018
Time: Thursday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 15, 2017

Program Rates: $99* (*Member discount does not apply.)

Board a comfortable tour bus from the front step of the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest and enjoy a beautiful drive into Minnesota’s Northwoods. We will depart at 6 a.m. from the Marriott, arriving in Ely at about 11 a.m. when we’ll stop for lunch, which is included in the registration fee. You’ll be taken to the International Wolf Center to observe our live ambassador wolves. Make sure to bring your cameras to document this fantastic opportunity!
 

Wolves after Dark

Date: October 19-20, 2018
Time: Friday 5 p.m. CDT– Saturday 9:00 a.m. CDT
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: Saturday 5:00 p.m. CDT– Sunday 9:00 a.m. CDT
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.

 

North Country by Dogsled

Date: January 11 – 13, 2019
Time:  Friday 5:00 p.m. – Sunday 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 29, 2018

Program Rates:  Non-member $850, Member $800
Deposit: $100

Join International Wolf Center staff on an adventure into the north country by dogsled to learn about wolves! Start your weekend with a hot dinner and a night at the International Wolf Center observing our ambassador wolves. After a continental breakfast in the morning, begin your expedition at White Wilderness Dog Sledding by learning how to harness your dogs, and depart across the snow covered wilderness for a full day of dog sledding. Search for wolf tracks along your trail and spend a peaceful night in an insulated, heated yurt! Return by dogsled the next morning and wrap up your journey at the International Wolf Center over a hot cup of coffee (or cocoa). Bring your sense of adventure for this unique opportunity!

Zooming in on Wildlife

Date: January 12, 2019
Time: Saturday at 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 30, 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, along with some basics on how to use it, and how you can apply these techniques to create your own photography style.

This is a hands-on workshop designed to help you learn the basics of your camera, and how to create the images you desire. Bring your camera, manual, tripod, batteries and CF/SD cards! We’ll have plenty of breakout sessions to practice photographing the Ambassador Wolves at the Center, along with a light lunch mid-day.

Winter Expedition in the Northwoods

Date: February 8 – 10, 2019
Time:  Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 10 a.m.
Registration Deadline: January 25, 2019

Program Rates:  Non-member $180, Member $160

Join our wildlands adventure in this winter expedition! You’ll enjoy a once in a lifetime experience in the northwoods through building a winter shelter, learning winter clothing layering techniques, how to put together a winter sleep system, and much more. Howl at the night sky in wolf territory, and strap on your snowshoes for this extraordinary adventure!

Wolves and Women’s Weekend:
Northwoods Winter

Date: February 22-24, 2019
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 9 a.m.
Registration Deadline:  February 8, 2019

Program Rates: Non-member $275, Member $250

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 dog sledding, radio telemetry, and trekking through the snowy northwoods. Enjoy everything the frozen wilderness has to offer on this magnificent outdoors excursion!

Focus on the Night Sky

Date: March 30, 2019
Time: Saturday at 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: March 16, 2019

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. A light lunch will be provided during this program.

This is a hands-on workshop designed to help you learn the basics of your camera, and how to create the images you desire. Bring your camera, manual, tripod, cable release, batteries and CF/SD cards! We’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice on focusing techniques, along with a light lunch mid-day.

Tracking the Pack

Date: April 26-28, 2019
Time: Friday 5 p.m. CDT– Sunday 10 a.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2019

Program Rates: Non-member $135, Member $120

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.

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini Camp

Date: June 10-11, 2019
Time: Monday & Tuesday, 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: May 27, 2019

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 15-16, 2019
Time: Saturday 5 p.m. – Sunday 9 a.m. CDT
Registration Deadline:
June 1, 2019

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.

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini Camp

Date: July 15-16, 2019
Time: Monday & Tuesday, 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019

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!

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini Camp

Date: August 5-6, 2019
Time: Monday & Tuesday, 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: July 22, 2019

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 2019

Date: September 13-15, 2019
Time: Friday 4 p.m. CDT– Sunday 9 a.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: August 30, 2019
Program Rates: Non-member $275, Member $250

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!

Wolf Family Rendezvous

Date: October 19-20, 2019
Time: Saturday 5 p.m. – Sunday 9 a.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: October 5, 2019

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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