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Wildlife Career Day

Dr. Shannon Barber-Meyer conducts field research on wolves and deer.

Date: August 4, 2018
Time: Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: July 28, 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?

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Cameron Feaster, Wolf Specialist, giving a behind-the-scenes program.

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Minimum Age: 12 years old
Location: International Wolf Center
Minimum # of participants: 4
Maximum # of participants: 14

Activity Level: LOW – Observing demonstrations and lessons. Some light activities.






Sample itinerary

Program begins at 8:00 a.m.

Saturday – August 4, 2018

  • 7:30 a.m. – Arrival at the International Wolf Center
  • 8:00 a.m. – Introductions, Expectations, and Itinerary review
  • 8:30 a.m. – Trip to the Ranger Station – Shannon Barber-Meyer Wolf Research overview and activity
  • 10:00 a.m. – Wildlife Law Enforcement – Conservation Officer Sean Williams
  • 11:00 a.m. – Build a Wolf Enrichment activity for our Ambassador wolves!
  • 12:00 p.m. – Watch your enrichment activity in action as wolf care staff put it in for the wolves!
  • 12:30 p.m. – Lunch on site
  • 1:00 p.m. – Depart for the North American Bear Center for an overview of captive bear management
  • 3:00 p.m. – Visit with Dr. Peter Hughes to glimpse the life of a veterinarian
  • 4:00 p.m. – Quick break to explore the International Wolf Center’s exhibits!
  • 4:30 p.m. – Behind the Scenes with our ambassador wolves. Join us in the wolf lab and outside of the main enclosure to learn more about captive wolf management!
  • 5:15 p.m. – Break for dinner on your own
  • 6:45 p.m. – Return to the International Wolf Center for our What’s for Dinner? feeding program!
  • 8:00 p.m. – Program wrap up. Discuss career paths, career prep, education, and ways to stay connected!