Wine, Women, and Wolves: Northwoods Winter
Program Rates: Non-member $250, Member $225
Note: As of January 11, 2017, we increased the number of participants for this program to 30! If you are not a cold weather person, be sure to check out our fall program, Wine, Women and Wolves: Boundary Waters Adventure, September 15-17.
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, participating 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!
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Minimum Age: 21
Location: International Wolf Center
Minimum # of participants: 4
Maximum # of participants: 30
Activity Level: Moderate. Includes some outdoor activity such as hiking on uneven terrain, dogsledding, and snowshoeing. Lodging is provided through rustic cabins on site at Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base.
- Camaraderie with other women while learning about wolves and the northwoods ecology
- All meals included
- Lodging in the Center’s auditorium and in rustic cabins at Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base
- Introduction to dogsledding (With a dogsled ride!)
- Introduction to Radio Telemetry (Some field work included!)
- What’s for Dinner? program at the International Wolf Center
- Wine and Cheese sessions each evening!
- An unforgettable experience in the northwoods of Ely Minnesota!
Note: This program has outside activities. Dress appropriately for cold temperatures; it’s important to wear many layers.
Sample itinerary – Note that outdoors hikes and activities vary with weather conditions and temperature.
Friday, March 3, 2017
- Receive free admission to the International Wolf Center. Use this time for self-guided exploration of the Wolves and Humans and Little Wolf Exhibits, to watch a wolf-themed movie in the theater, to participate in an interpretive program in the auditorium or for observation of our ambassador pack of live gray wolves. The Center is open daily at 10:00 a.m.
- 5:00 p.m. – Meet in classroom for introductions and expectations for this weekend program!
- 6:00 p.m. – Depart for dinner at a local restaurant!
- Enjoy wine and cheese over a fire pit snack after dinner!
- 9:00 p.m. – Settle in for a slumber party style overnight in the International Wolf Center’s observation area!
Saturday, March 4, 2017
- 6:30 a.m. – Start your day with a hot breakfast at a local restaurant!
- 8:00 a.m. – Depart for Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base!
- 9:00 a.m. – Introduction to Dog Sledding with a short ride!
- 10:30 a.m. – Discuss wolf research and radio telemetry. Prepare for an afternoon trip into wolf country in search of a wolf’s radio signal!
- 12:00 p.m. – Lunch at Northern Tier
- 1:00 p.m. – Spend the afternoon snowshoeing in search of that elusive wolf radio signal via snowshoe!
- 5:30 p.m. – Dinner at Northern Tier
- 6:00 p.m. – Get ready to learn about predator/prey relationships during our weekly “What’s for Dinner?” program at the International Wolf Center.
- 8:30 p.m. – Return to Northern Tier for Wine, Cheese, and refreshments.
- 10:00 p.m. – Settle into your cabins for the night!
Sunday, March 5, 2017
- 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast at Northern Tier
- 8:00 a.m. – Pack up belongings and return to the International Wolf Center
- Program concludes at approximately 12:00 p.m.