For Immediate Release – June 28, 2018
 
Contact:
Chad Richardson, communications director
International Wolf Center
Office: 763-560-7374, ext. 225
 
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:
Fort Snelling State Park – Friday, July 6, 2 p.m.
Father Hennepin State Park – Saturday, July 7, 10:30 a.m.
Fort Snelling State Park – Saturday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m.
Wild River State Park – Saturday, Aug. 11, 1 p.m.
William O’Brien State Park – Saturday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.
Wild River State Park – Saturday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.
Cambridge Public Library – Saturday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m.
 
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.
 
Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).
 
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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 programsInternational Wolf magazine, and a beautiful interpretive center in Ely, Minnesota.