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Wolves after Dark

 
Date: February 15-16, 2019
Time: Friday 5 p.m.  – Saturday 9:00 a.m. CST
Registration Deadline: February 13, 2019
Date: July 5-6, 2019
Time:
Friday 5 p.m.  – Saturday 9:00 a.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: July 3, 2019
Date: October 18-19, 2019
Time:
Friday 5 p.m.  – Saturday 9:00 a.m. CDT
Registration Deadline:
October 16, 2019

Program Rates:
Adult Non-member (18+):  $70, Member $65
Student Non-member (12-17): $40, Member $35

Have you wondered what happens after nightfall with the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves? Here’s your opportunity to participate in a “Citizen Science” project and document important behavioral data critical to understanding the Exhibit Pack dynamics. Participants camp out in the Center’s auditorium in full view of the wolf viewing windows! The next morning, after a relaxing continental breakfast, analyze the evening’s observations and interpret the behavior. Bring your sense of adventure, a sleeping bag and pillow for this unique overnight opportunity at the Center!

Download important program details [PDF] (cancellation policy, details on lodging, meals and transport, packing list and sample itinerary and Required Health Form).

Minimum Age: 12 *must be accompanied by adult if under the age of 18
Location: International Wolf Center
Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 16

Activity Level:  Extended time sitting at observation windows and sleeping on carpeted auditorium risers and chairs.

Package Includes:

  • Training in wolf behaviors by Wolf Care Staff
  • An Interactive Ethogram -Wolf Behavioral Dictionary
  • Opportunity to gain advice and share experience in data collection
  • Photographic opportunities of the Center’s Ambassador Wolves

 


 

Program Itinerary
Note that outdoor activities vary with weather conditions and temperature.

The program starts at 5 p.m. on the dates listed. All participants are asked to meet Wolf Care Staff at the Center’s Auditorium window. You are encouraged to arrive early and check in with the Wolf Den Store where staff will have a list of program participants. As a program participant, you receive free admission to the International Wolf Center. You may want to use this time for self-guided exploration of our 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. Check the Wolf Den Store hours.

Friday

  • 5 p.m. – Meet at Center Auditorium- Greetings and Itinerary- store gear in classroom
  • 5:10 p.m. – Casual Dinner – Watch Highlights of the Ambassador Wolves DVD to gain a perspective on the Center’s captive     management history.
  • 6 p.m. – Ethogram Behavioral Codes training
  • 7 p.m. – Begin observing and recording data
  • 9 p.m. – Wrap up observation and set up for overnight

Saturday

  • 7:30 a.m. – Continental breakfast 
  • 8:00 a.m. – Data Analysis and Report – Q and A on wolf personalities and associations
  • 9 a.m.  – The program ends.

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