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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. Can’t watch it live? All registered webinar participants will receive a link to the recorded webinar after the program.

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.


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.

2019 Wolf Care Webinars Subscription
Webinar subscription offer expires at 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2019
Subscription rate:  $140
Non-Member, $100 Member
(~$40 cost savings over individual viewing)

Support the ambassador wolves with a subscription to the 2019 Wolf Care webinar series. These 12 one- hour sessions include birthday celebrations of the ambassador wolves, as well as topics ranging from superstitions, celestial effects and the change of the seasons that may impact pack dynamics. Each webinar features a live view of the wolves and the opportunity to direct questions to wolf care staff. Every webinar is recorded, and a link will be shared with subscribers, so you can watch it when it is convenient for you. All webinars are broadcast in Central Time.

Note: Biologist lecture webinars are not included in the Wolf Care Webinar subscription.

Winter Dynamics Webinar
Friday, February 1, 2019 – 4 p.m. CST
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Winter is the prime season for wolves and wolf activity. Join us for this one-hour webinar, as we interpret the alliances and hierarchy of the 2019 Exhibit Pack that started the year with three subspecies and three age structures. Discover if the “Winter Dynamics” has led to Denali’s retirement.

Boltz’s Birthday Webinar
Sunday,  March 17, 2019 – 5 p.m. CDT
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Boltz joined the Exhibit Pack on July 30th, 2012 and had always been lower ranking, but Boltz gained some status after Aidan’s retirement. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we broadcast from the Exhibit Pack, interpret Boltz’s role in the pack and celebrate his 7th birthday.

Luna’s Birthday Webinar
Monday, March 25, 2019 – 5 p.m. CDT
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Luna is representative of the Great Plains subspecies and has been living in the retirement area since August 7, 2016. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we broadcast from the Pack Holding Area and discuss the 2018-2019 winter events in the Exhibit Pack and how they may impact Luna’s living situation. We will also celebrate Luna’s 7th birthday.

Aidan and Denali’s Birthday Webinar
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 – 6 p.m. CDT
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Aidan and Denali were born on April 27, 2008 and have experienced much in their lives. The winter of 2018 saw some testing behavior that led to Aidan’s retirement while Denali stayed in the Exhibit Pack. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we celebrate their 11th birthday and broadcast from the Exhibit Pack, Retired Pack or both.

 

Grayson and Axel’s Birthday Webinar
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 – 6 p.m. CDT
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Axel and Grayson will be three years old on May 2, 2019. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we celebrate Axel and Grayson’s third birthday and decipher their place in the Center’s Exhibit Pack.

Grizzer’s Birthday Webinar
Sunday, May 5th, 2019 – 6 p.m. CDT
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 welcomed Aidan into retirement in July, 2018. Now, Grizzer and Aidan have a special bond and spend a fair amount of time together.   Join us for this special one-hour webinar as we celebrate Grizzer’s 15th birthday.

National Higher Education Day Webinar
Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 6 pm CDT
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Did you ever wonder what it takes to be a wolf curator? Join us for this one-hour webinar as we discuss the academic and field skills needed to be a curator as we begin formalizing the plans for the adoption of pups for the Exhibit Pack and we review the application process to apply for a pup care position in 2020.

All American Pet Photo Day Webinar
Thursday, July 11, 2019 – 6 p.m. CDT
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

The Center’s wolves are well known in videos and photographs posted on our website. Join us for this one-hour webinar where we share some of our most memorable photos of our ambassador wolves. We know there are many “calendar-type” photos, but as people who study behavior, we cherish the photos that show attitude and personality.

Positive Conditioning Webinar
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 7 p.m. CDT
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Many candid behaviorists discuss the method of positive reinforcement to modify behavior, although many people who work with wolves say “You can Train a Wolf to do Whatever it Wants to do, Whenever it Wants to do it”. Join us for this one-hour webinar as we talk about positive conditioning as a critical tool when managing a wolf exbibit.

First Days of Fall Webinar Webinar
Monday, September 23rd, 2019 – 6 p.m. CDT
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

The beginning of fall is a time for wolves to start showing some seasonal dominance, days are getting shorter, nights are cooler and the potential for snow is right around the corner. These conditions stimulate some active times at the wolf exhibit and the start of a great season for viewers of our Exhibit Pack.

Full Moon Webinar
Saturday, October 12th, 2019 – 6 p.m. CDT
Webinar rate: $15 Non-members, $12 Members

Join us for this one-hour webinar where we spend time with the Exhibit Pack just hours before their scheduled carcass feeding. With the smell of a food coming from the Wolf Care Center and a pack of wolves anticipating a feeding, we are likely to record some excitement and even a howl or two.  

Winter is Here Webinar
Friday, December 13th, 2019 – 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.