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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 Daylight Saving Time. Upon registration, we will send a confirmation email with login and time details.


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

Wolves have a two-coat system, the long thick guard hairs that dictate the color of their pelage and the dense undercoat that enhances the wolves’ physical size in winter. Join us for this one-hour webinar to gain some appreciate for the adaptations that aid in winter survival. Photo by Kelly Godfreyregister


 

2018 Wolf Care Webinar Series Subscription

Webinar subscription offer expires at 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2018.

Support the ambassador wolves with a webinar subscription to the 2018 Wolf Care webinar series. These 12 one-hour sessions include topics ranging from winter pack dynamics, celebrations of the ambassador wolves birthdays, experiencing the change of the seasons and interpretation of the packs behavior.  Each webinar will be archived for subscribers if you miss a session or want to relive the action. Each webinar features a live view of the wolves and the opportunity to direct questions to the wolf care staff.  All webinars are broadcast in Central Standard Time honoring Daylight Saving Time beginning on Sunday March 11, 2018 and ending on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Note: Biologist lecture webinars are not included in the Wolf Care Webinar subscription.

Webinar subscription rate: $140 Non-members, $100 Members

 

 


 

Winter Dynamics Webinar
Friday, Feb 2, 2018 – 3 p.m. CST
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

While six more weeks of winter might seem like drudgery for humans, winter is the prime season for wolves and wolf activity. Join us for this one-hour webinar, as the sun goes down and the wolves are often too active to cast a shadow.

Boltz’s Birthday Webinar
Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 5 p.m. CST
Webinar rate: 
$15 Non-members, $12 Members

Boltz is representative of the Great Plains subspecies, and joined the Exhibit Pack on July 30th, 2012. Boltz is always watching for opportunities to increase his status and the winter of 2017 saw some rank order behavior. Boltz often displays a defensive response and a keen idea of 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 6th birthday.

Luna’s Birthday Webinar
Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 5 p.m. CST
Webinar rate: 
$15 Non-members, $12 Members

Luna is representative of the Great Plains subspecies and has been living in the retirement area since the August 7, 2016 introduction day. Since that time, we have conducted several assessments on her behavioral, nutritional and physical needs and we feel we have a management strategy that benefits all three. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we broadcast from the Pack Holding Area and discuss the 2017-2018 winter events in the Exhibit Pack and how they may impact Luna’s living situation. We will also celebrate Luna’s 6th birthday.

Aidan & Denali’s Birthday Webinar
Friday, April 27, 2018 – 6 p.m. CST
Webinar rate: 
$15 Non-members, $12 Members

Aidan and Denali were born on April 27, 2008 and joined the Exhibit Pack on August 4, 2008. After some pack leader changes in 2010, Aidan became the dominant male of the Exhibit Pack in 2011 and was a strong leader, welcoming the 2012 and 2016 pups into his pack. But, it’s been our experience that pack leader changes happen around 10 years of age and this webinar celebrates Aidan and Denali’s 10th birthday. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we broadcast from wherever we find these two Northwestern subspecies, still in the Exhibit Pack or transitioned into retirement.

Grayson & Axel’s Birthday Webinar
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 6 p.m. CST
Webinar rate: 
$15 Non-members, $12 Members

Axel and Grayson will be two years old on May 2, 2018 and as fully mature pack members, they will be establishing their place in the rank hierarchy. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we celebrate Axel and Grayson’s second birthday and take a stroll down memory lane of the most significant behavioral events since joining the Center’s Exhibit Pack.

Grizzer’s Birthday Webinar
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 6 p.m. CST
Webinar rate: 
$15 Non-members, $12 Members

Grizzer, a Great Plains subspecies of the gray wolf, was born on May 5, 2004. Grizzer has been sharing retirement with Luna since August of 2016 and despite some adjustments to his new packmate, has transitioned well to the arrangement. Join us for this special one-hour webinar as we celebrate Grizzer’s 14th birthday.

Summer Solstice Webinar
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 6 p.m. CST
Webinar rate: 
$15 Non-members, $12 Members

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and marks the start of the summer. For wolves, this is a challenging time of year. Wolves have evolved to have hair throughout their body with no sweat glands to aid in cooling. Wolves rely on panting to evaporate heat from their tongue and spend the warmest parts of the day resting in some cool sand. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we employ some techniques to keep the pack cool.

Superstitions Webinar
Friday, July 13, 2018 – 7 p.m. CST
Webinar rate: 
$15 Non-members, $12 Members

Friday the 13th conjures up images of horror movies, unexplained events and a belief of bad luck in western cultures. Like Friday the 13th, there are many superstitious beliefs about wolves that have been perpetuated throughout wolf range. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we explore those beliefs and try to uncover the possible wolf behavior that may have contributed to the myth.

Perseids Meteor Shower Webinar
Friday, August 10, 2018 – 7 p.m. CST
Webinar rate: 
$15 Non-members, $12 Members

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, with sightings across the sky peaking when the sky is the darkest. Do the wolves notice the meteor show? We haven’t had the chance to record any observations, but we do know that when the sun starts to set, and shadows start to cast, the nocturnal activity of the   ambassador wolves increases. Join us for this one-hour webinar as the wolves begin to rise for an evening of activity.

First Day of Fall Webinar
Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 6 p.m. CST
Webinar rate:
 $15 Non-members, $12 Members

The Autumnal Equinox signals that days are getting shorter and nights will be getting longer. But, for this one day, the days and nights are equal. Join us for this webinar as we connect with the wildlands around us, leaves are changing colors, birds are migrating and the Exhibit Pack is stimulated by the chill in the air. We will provide a synopsis of pack dynamics and review previous fall events that provide training opportunities for the wolf care staff.

Full Moon Webinar
Sunday, October 21, 2018 – 5 p.m. CST
Webinar rate: 
$15 Non-members, $12 Members

Probably the most common misbelief about wolves is that they howl at the moon or are more active during a lunar cycle. Scientists have found no correlation between wolves and full moons, but we have found correlations between howling, activity levels and feeding behavior. Join us for this one-hour webinar where we spend time with the Exhibit Pack on a Sunday post feeding day, with the smell of a food in the air, the presence of wild wolves in the Ely area may increase, resulting in some howling communication with the ambassadors. 

Winter is Here Webinar
Friday, December 14, 2018 – 4 p.m. CST
Webinar rate: 
$15 Non-members, $12 Members

Wolves have a two-coat system, the long thick guard hairs that dictate the color of their pelage and the dense undercoat that enhances the wolves’ physical size in winter. Join us for this one-hour webinar to gain some appreciation for the adaptations that aid in winter survival.

   

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