FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELY, MINNESOTA – Visitors to Minnesota’s state parks and community libraries will have a unique opportunity this summer to learn all about wolves. Outreach educators from the International Wolf Center are busy throughout Minnesota holding programs at parks and libraries. The programs, titled “Wolves at Our Door,” are engaging and unbiased.
They help students and their families better understand the complicated issues surrounding wolves. Subjects covered include wolf biology, behavior, predator/prey relationships, mythology and fear of wolves, challenges wildlife face and the importance of wildland habitat.
“Our commitment to offering these programs across the state shows how seriously we take our mission of educating the public about wolves,” said Rob Schultz, the executive director of the International Wolf Center. “It’s amazing to see how perceptions of wolves change once people are presented science-based facts.”
Here is a complete schedule of presentations remaining this summer
Saturday, July 8 – 7 p.m., Itasca State Park
Friday, July 14 – 11 a.m., Jay Cooke State Park
Friday, July 14 – 7 p.m., Gooseberry Falls State Park
Saturday, July 15 – 11 a.m., Tettegouche State Park
Saturday, July 15 – 7 p.m., Cascade Falls State Park
Sunday, July 16 – 2 p.m., Chik-Wauk Museum/Nature Center
Tuesday, July 18 – 10:30 a.m., Red Wing Public Library
Saturday, July 22 – 7 p.m., Whitewater State Park
Saturday, July 22 – 7:30 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park
Sunday, July 23 – 11 a.m., Duluth Heights Community Center
Thursday, July 27 – 4 p.m., Aurora Public Library
Thursday, July 27 – 6 p.m, Frontenac State Park
Saturday, July 29 – 2 p.m., Duluth City Center West/Evergreen Center
Saturday, Aug. 5 – 1 p.m., McCarthy Beach State Park
Monday, Aug. 7 – 6 p.m., Two Harbors Library
Wednesday, Aug. 9 – 1 p.m., Afton State Park
Wednesday, Aug. 9 – 2 p.m, Cook Public Library
Thursday, Aug. 10 – 1 p.m., Eveleth Public Library
Saturday, Aug. 12 – 2 p.m, Duluth Morgan Park Center
Wednesday, Aug. 16 – 1 p.m., Calumet Public Library
Wednesday, Aug. 16 – 3 p.m., Nashwauk Public Library
Saturday, Aug. 19 – 10:30 a.m., Grand Marais Public Library
Thursday, Aug. 24 – 6 p.m., Duluth Public Library
Saturday, Aug. 26 – 10 a.m., Frontenac State Park
The International Wolf Center operates an interpretive center in Ely, Minnesota, with a pack of live ambassador wolves. The center was founded in 1985 and its mission is to advance the wolf population by educating the public about wolves.
This two-year project is funded by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund for outreach to Minnesota public schools, summer youth programs in public parks, state parks, public libraries and nature centers to better understand complicated issues surrounding wolves.
THE INTERNATIONAL WOLF CENTER, founded in 1985, is known worldwide as the premier source for wolf information and education. The mission of the Center is to advance the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.
The Center educates through its website wolf.org, its ambassador wolves, museum exhibits, educational outreach programs, International Wolf magazine, and a beautiful interpretive center in Ely, Minnesota.