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November 2019

2020 Pup Care Program

November 25, 2019 - February 6, 2020
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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The 2020 Pup Care application process has begun! Adding pups to the Exhibit Pack is an exciting time for us at the Center. The selection process for our Pup Care team requires us to select a dynamic group of people that will create a positive, socially engaging experience for the pups. Download the Pup Care Program Briefing for a complete description of our program, expectations of our participants, schedules, fees and application form. This packet is required reading for participation…

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February 2020

Winter Wildlife Photography Workshop with Heidi Pinkerton

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Heidi Pinkerton

Program Rates: Non-member $75, Member $67.50 Registration Deadline: January 27, 2020 With a better understanding of how some of the animals not only survive but thrive in our Minnesota winters, you’ll give yourself the advantage of better wildlife photography.  Join photographer Heidi Pinkerton for this full-day workshop at the International Wolf Center.  You will learn go-to settings for capturing animals on the move, including stopping the action of birds in flight.  Discover techniques for making your subjects pop in the scene,…

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Wolves after Dark – February

February 8 @ 5:00 pm - February 9 @ 9:00 am
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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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  (cancellation policy, details on lodging, meals and transport, packing…

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Wilderness ONE

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Registration Deadline: February 10, 2020 Program Rates: $25 This mini session is for woman only.  It has become a goal of Heidi Pinkerton to help women combat the anxiety of exploring nature alone.  Join her for an hour and half workshop where you will be able to ask the difficult questions that might help you overcome some of the fear of being outside after dark.  She will teach you what she has learned over the years and try to help you…

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Wolves and Women’s Weekend: Northwoods Winter

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - March 1 @ 9:00 am
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Program Rates: Non-member $275, Member $250 Registration Deadline:  February 14, 2020 Join us for a fun, relaxing weekend learning about wolves and the northwoods while enjoying the company of women who have the same hectic routine as you! Try snowshoeing, using radio telemetry to listen for a wild wolf’s signal and even take a quick dogsled ride.  Slow it down for the weekend, enjoy some wine and cheese as we gather at the Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base. Enjoy everything…

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March 2020

Star Trails and the Night Sky

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Star Trail and the Night Sky Program

Program Rates: Non-member $75, Member $67.50 Registration Deadline: March 9, 2020 Come to the dark side of photography where you’ll learn to capture the beauty of the night.  Learn how photographer Heidi Pinkerton creates intriguing compositions after dark.  She will go over basic camera settings and show you how to focus in the dark, but this workshop goes beyond that.  Heidi will bring in RAW images and show you how she processes and prepares them for print.  After the sun…

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April 2020

Tracking the Pack

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - April 19 @ 10:00 am
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Tracking the Pack Program

Registration Deadline: April 10, 2020 Program Rates: Non-member $135, Member $120 Have you ever wanted to experience the life of a biologist? Join us for our wolf research weekend adventure! Our program starts on Friday night at the International Wolf Center, where you’ll learn what tools biologists use in the field to locate and study wild wolves. After a provided breakfast in the morning, you and Center staff will test your new skills with our telemetry equipment and then hop in our…

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June 2020

MEMBERS ONLY Behind the Scenes – June 5

June 5 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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International Wolf Center On-Site Programs

Program Rates: Adult Members $10, K-12 Students $5 Registration Deadline: June 4 Join the Center staff for a Friday morning MEMBERS ONLY Behind the Scenes program during a period of heightened activity in the Exhibit Pack, Retired Pack and our 2020 pups.  Wolf care staff will help identify individual wolves, interpret behavioral activity and provide details on the overall captive management plan.  Online Pre-registration is required. Due to wolf behavioral focus, no children under the age of 6 can be…

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MEMBERS ONLY Behind the Scenes – June 12

June 12 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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International Wolf Center On-Site Programs

Program Rates: Adult Members $10, K-12 Students $5 Registration Deadline: June 11 Join the Center staff for a Friday morning MEMBERS ONLY Behind the Scenes program during a period of heightened activity in the Exhibit Pack, Retired Pack and our 2020 pups.  Wolf care staff will help identify individual wolves, interpret behavioral activity and provide details on the overall captive management plan.  Online Pre-registration is required. Due to wolf behavioral focus, no children under the age of 6 can be…

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Jr. Wolf Biologist – June Mini Camp

June 15 @ 8:15 am - June 16 @ 3:30 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Junior Wolf Biologist Mini Camp - August 2020

Program Rates: Non-member $70, Member $63 Registration Deadline: June 1, 2020 Time to unplug your kids from the virtual world and reconnect them with the real one by joining us at one of our two-day Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini-Camps. Participants will learn about wolves and other animals through hands-on outdoor activities during this summer time program! Download important program details  (Cancellation policy, details on activities, meals, transport, packing list, itinerary and REQUIRED health form) Minimum Age: 7-12 years old Location: International Wolf Center Minimum # of…

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