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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.


Wolf Care Webinars

Summer Solstice Webinar
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 6 p.m. CDT
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. CDT
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. We don’t have a black cat, but we have a black color-phased wolf, Luna. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we broadcast with Luna and Grizzer in retirement and 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. CDT
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. CDT
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. CDT
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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