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Webinars & Lectures

Experience the International Wolf Center from the comfort of your own home! Through our unique webinars, you’ll learn about wolf behavior from our ambassador wolves and hear from guest speakers who will share their knowledge and research. Join us as we provide a front row seat to teaching the world about wolves.

Want to schedule your own online class with us? Check out our WolfLink Videoconferencing Programs!

Technical specs: We use Zoom software to deliver our webinars.  Zoom is compatible with PC, Mac, Linux, Android, Blackberry and IOS (7.0 and later) platforms. All you need is an Internet connection either wired or Wi-Fi (including 3G or 4G/LTE networks). Check out Zoom’s Support Center to see if your platform is supported. Once registered for the webinar, Center staff will personally send you an email with details to help you get set up.

Note: The webinar connection times are all Central Standard Time. We do honor Daylights Savings Time. Upon registration, we will send a confirmation email with login and time details.


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Boltz Birthday
Date:
Friday, March 17, 5 p.m.
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Boltz is representative of the Great Plains subspecies, and joined the Exhibit Pack on July 30th, 2012. He is currently a lower ranking wolf, but is always watching for opportunities to increase his status. When Axel and Grayson joined the pack, Boltz took the lead in social interactions, often guarding the pups from other pack members as well as wolf care staff. Even with the increased social behavior brought on by the 2016 pups, he is still a bit more reserved in personality and often displays the “wolf look” judging the flight distance of any oncoming threat. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we broadcast from the Exhibit Pack and celebrate Boltz’s 5th birthday. register


 

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wcs_luna_marchLuna’s Birthday
Date:
Saturday, March 25, 5 p.m.
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Luna is representative of the Great Plains subspecies and is a black color phase, which is believed to be found in less than 5% of the wolf population in Minnesota. Luna joined the Exhibit Pack on July 30th, 2012 with her pup mate Boltz and was the lone and therefore, dominant female for her first 4 years. Unfortunately, her intense response towards the pups on the August 7, 2016 introduction day resulted in the decision to manage Luna differently. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we broadcast from the Pack Holding Area and discuss our management decisions and celebrate Luna’s 5th birthday. register


 

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kgodfrey_apr3Aidan and Denali’s Birthday
Date:
Thursday, April 27, 6 p.m.
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Aidan and Denali were born on April 27, 2008 and joined the Exhibit Pack on August 4th, 2008. Aidan was clearly the more submissive of the two pups during the first few years of his life, but he emerged as the pack leader during the 2012 pup introduction and continues to lead this pack with the 2016 pup introduction. Denali is the largest wolf on Exhibit, but seems more likely to display social appeasement behavior than dominance, unless there is food involved.   Join us for this one-hour webinar as we broadcast from the Exhibit Pack and celebrate Aidan and Denali’s 9th birthday.register


 

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wcs_axelgrayson_mayAxel and Grayson’s Birthday
Date:
Tuesday, May 2, 6 p.m.
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Axel and Grayson are showing signs of maturity on a daily basis, but their juvenile tendencies will still linger until 18-24 months. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we check in our newest Exhibit Pack member’s and see if we can get a glimpse of the lingering pup behavior as we celebrate Axel and Grayson’s 1st birthday. register


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wcs_mayGrizzer’s Birthday
Date:
Friday, May 5, 6 p.m.
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Grizzer, a Great Plains subspecies of the gray wolf, was born on May 5, 2004. He is a unique individual living in a unique set of circumstances. Due to some changes in pack dynamics in 2011, Grizzer retired earlier than our previous retirees. He now inhabits the “East Side” retired enclosure and is developing a special relationship with Luna. At the age of 13, we cherish every day of Grizzer’s life and invite you to join us for this special one-hour webinar as we celebrate Grizzer’s 13th birthday. register


 

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jhunter_fullmoon_june1First Full Moon in June
Date:
Friday, June 9, 8 p.m.
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

The first full moon in June is nicknamed the “Strawberry Moon” based on the Ojibwe cultures practice of marking the seasons. June signified the ripening of fruit for hunter gatherers, but for the Center’s ambassador wolves, it can mean an evening of activity as the moon casts shadows across the habitat. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we wait for the moon rise at 8:03 pm and discuss the legends associated with a full moon. register


 

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wcs_wwobser_juneWolf Watch Observational highlights
Date:
Friday, June 30, 8 p.m.
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Throughout the year, the Center conducts a program called “Wolves after Dark” where participants join our wolf care staff and spend a night collecting data to get an independent assessment of the pack dynamics. Join us for this unique one-hour webinar where we will spend time assisting with the data collection process and offering webinar participants a chance to join in on a behavioral quiz worth some valuable wolf care prizes. register


 

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anungviay_augWolf Ethology Observational highlights
Date:
Wednesday, August 2, 7 p.m.
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Ethology is the study of animal behavior. In Ethology, an ethogram is a catalog of the discrete behaviors typically employed by a species. In this webinar’s photo, Axel and Grayson are displaying a behavior codes as “RUC” or Rub under Chin which is a social greeting “to press against, then run across another wolf’s chest”. Join us for this one-hour webinar where we feature the Center’s Interactive Ethogram, teach you some codes and observe the Exhibit Pack wolves as we define their behavioral interactions. register


 

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wcs_septAutumnal Equinox
Date:
Friday, September 22, 6 p.m.
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Ethology is the study of animal behavior. In Ethology, an ethogram is a catalog of the discrete behaviors typically employed by a species. In this webinar’s photo, Axel and Grayson are displaying a behavior codes as “RUC” or Rub under Chin which is a social greeting “to press against, then run across another wolf’s chest”. Join us for this one-hour webinar where we feature the Center’s Interactive Ethogram, teach you some codes and observe the Exhibit Pack wolves as we define their behavioral interactions. register


 

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wcs_octFall is in the Air
Date:
Friday, October 6, 5 p.m.
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

As the weather turns colder, wolves have a tendency to increase their dominance and will often posture for rank. The fall of 2017 is a critical time as Grayson and Axel will come into full maturity and Aidan and Denali are nearing 10 years of age. Based on our experience, this may be the season where we start seeing a rank order change. Join us as we assess the strength of our pack leader and discuss implications of retirement and a rank order change. register


 

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kgodfrey_dec2Winter snows
Date:
Friday, December 15, 4 p.m.
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

As the weather turns colder, wolves have a tendency to increase their dominance and will often posture for rank. The fall of 2017 is a critical time as Grayson and Axel will come into full maturity and Aidan and Denali are nearing 10 years of age. Based on our experience, this may be the season where we start seeing a rank order change. Join us as we assess the strength of our pack leader and discuss implications of retirement and a rank order change. register


 

   

 

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