Program Rates: Non-member $70, Member $65
Registration Deadline: February 5, 2020
Have you ever wondered what happens after nightfall with the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves? Spend an evening learning about wolf behavior and watching the Exhibit pack’s weekly carcass feeding. Participants actually camp out in the Center’s auditorium in full view of the wolves and help the Center’s wolf care team gain a better understanding of pack dynamics.
Download important program details [PDF] (cancellation policy, details on lodging, meals and transport, packing list and sample itinerary and Required Health Form). Read all documents very carefully. Winter wear for this program is extremely important, and must not be overlooked.
Minimum Age: 12
Location: International Wolf Center
Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 16
Activity Level: Sitting at observation window, sleeping accommodations will be in the Center’s lightly carpeted auditorium on the floor.
- Training in wolf behaviors by Wolf Care staff
- Interactive Ethogram- Wolf Behavioral Dictionary
- Opportunity to gain advice and share experience in data collection
- Photographic opportunities of the Center’s ambassador wolves
Note: Itinerary is subject to change and activities may vary with weather conditions.
The program starts at 5 p.m. All participants are asked to meet Wolf Care staff at the Center’s auditorium window. You are welcome 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 the Discover Wolves! 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 wolves.
Program Itinerary – Saturday
5 p.m.- Meet at Center auditorium-Greetings and Itinerary, store gear in classroom
5:10 p.m. – Casual Dinner – Highlights of the Ambassador Wolves DVD to gain a perspective on the Center’s captive management history during dinner.
6 p.m. – Ethogram Behavioral Codes training
7 p.m. – What’s for Dinner? program –observation and data collection
9 p.m. – Wrap up observation and set up for overnight
7:30 a.m. – Continental breakfast
8:00 a.m. – Data Analysis and Report – Q & A on wolf personalities and associations
9:00 a.m. – Program ends.