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Tracking the Pack

Date: September 28-30, 2018
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 10 a.m.
Registration Deadline: September 21, 2018

Program Rates:
Non-member $160, Member $144

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Date: April 26-28, 2019
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 10 a.m.
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2019

Program Rates:
Non-member $135, Member $120

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Want to experience the life of a biologist? Join us for this wolf research weekend adventure! Discuss wolf research and management, learn what tools biologists use in the field to locate and study wild wolves and test your new skills with our telemetry equipment.  We’ll even head into the field to search for the signal of wild wolves in the area.  Enjoy our What’s for Dinner? program and observe our ambassador wolves feeding on their dinner before heading out on a wolf howling safari! Wrap up on Sunday morning with a Q&A.

Download important program details [PDF] (cancellation policy, details on lodging, meals and transport, packing list and sample itinerary and Required Health Form).
September 28-39, 2018 | April 26-28, 2019

Minimum Age: 13 *must be accompanied by adult if under the age of 18
Location: International Wolf Center
Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 14

Activity Level: MODERATE: Hiking on (and potentially off) trail is possible for several hours. Extended time standing up and walking.

Package Includes:

  • Several on-site presentations
  • Hands-on training in telemetry equipment
  • Meals included: Saturday and Sunday breakfasts, Saturday Lunch, Friday Dinner, Chamber bucks for Saturday’s dinner

 


 

Program Itinerary
Note:   Itinerary is subject to change and activities may vary with weather conditions.

Friday, September 28, 2018

  • 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 10:00am.
  • 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!
  • 7:30 p.m. – Learn the history and methods of wolf research over a fire pit snack or enjoy a private viewing of the Fortunate Wilderness film, featuring research on Isle Royale.
  • 9:30 p.m. – Bring in personal belongings and settle in for the night in the International Wolf Center’s observation area!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

  • 7:30 a.m. – Rise and shine! Pack up belongings and store them on site.
  • 8:00 a.m. – Enjoy a continental breakfast.
  • 8:30 a.m. – Prepare for a day of telemetry. Learn about the equipment and discuss the plan for trekking into wolf country in search of radio signals.
  • 9:00 a.m. – Depart and begin the search!
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lunch at the International Wolf Center.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Return to the field for further searching.
  • 3:00 p.m. – Return to the Center for a break and time to explore the facility and Wolf Den store.
  • 4:30 p.m. – Depart for a hike at a local trail.
  • 5:30 p.m. – Enjoy an evening in town. Find a delicious dinner or do a little shopping with Chamber Bucks!
  • 7:00 p.m. – Return to the Center for our “What’s for Dinner?” program and watch our ambassador wolves feed on their dinner.
  • 8:30 p.m. – Participate in a Wolf Communication program and head out for a wolf howling safari.
  • 9:30 p.m. – Settle in for the night.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

  • 7:30 am – Rise and shine! Pack up belongings.
  • 8:00 am – Enjoy a continental breakfast.
  • 8:30 am – Wrap-up with discussions on wolf management in North America and how it relates to ground research. End the morning with a Q & A.

Explore the Center and depart at your leisure. The International Wolf Center closes at 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.

 

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