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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 after Dark – FULL

Date: July 13-14, 2018
Time: Friday 5 p.m. CDT– Saturday 9:00 a.m. CDT
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. CDT– 3:30 p.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: July 2, 2018
Program Rates: Non-member $150, Member $140

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 – FULL

Date: July 28 – August 2, 2018
Time:  Saturday 5:00 p.m. CDT– Thursday 12:00 p.m. CDT
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.

 

 

Wildlife Career Day

Date: August 4, 2018
Time:  Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 8 p.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: July 21, 2018
Program Rates: Non-member$40, Member $35

Are you interested in science, biology or working with wildlife?  Join our Wildlife Career Day and meet local biologists, conservation officers, veterinarians and animal caretakers.  You’ll get a special behind the scenes tour to learn more about our wolves and even create an enrichment activity for our wolves to try! Wrap-up your day by watching our wolves be fed their weekly meal at What’s for Dinner?

 

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini Camp – Only 4 seats Remaining

Date: August 6-7, 2018
Time: Monday & Tuesday, 8:15 a.m. CDT– 3:30 p.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: July 23, 2018
Program Rates: Non-member $60, 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. 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

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: July 21, 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 pack of 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: Friday 5:00 p.m. CDT– Saturday 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.

 

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