There’s so much to know about wolves – where they live, how they communicate, what they eat. We put together descriptions of some of the field trips for you to choose from to learn and discover.
The field trips are typically:
2 to 4 hours
Available for participants ages 6 and older
Groups larger than 14 will be split into subgroups
May include group activities
Always adapted to the audience
*If you are participating with children under 8 years old, to comply with Minnesota car and booster seat laws, you will need to provide your own transportation on field trips. Field trip locations are easy to get to, just follow our staff!
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Learn the how and whys of howling and other wolf vocalizations. After an indoor presentation on wolf communication, follow our educator in the International Wolf Center van into the Superior National Forest and howl to a local wolf pack. Minimal walking involved.
An indoor, introductory program on wolf research methods is followed by field application off-site location to try to locate a radio-collared wolf in the wild. Some light hiking involved.
Wolf and Wildlife Signs Hike/Snowshoe (1 to 2.5 hours)
Travel off-site* into the Superior National Forest to a local trail and explore the northwoods looking for signs of wolves and other wildlife such as tracks, scat and scrapes. Trails are typically 1 to 3 miles in length over uneven natural trails. Light to moderate hiking/snowshoeing is involved (snowshoeing is dependent on snow conditions).
*Transportation is not included. Participants need to provide their own transportation and follow the International Wolf Center van.
Beavers and Wolves (1 to 2.5 hours)
This program is available Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Visit the home of one wolf prey, the beaver. Travel off-site* to an active beaver pond and learn how beavers successfully evade wolves and other predators. Light to moderate hiking involved depending on the location of the pond.
Transportation is not included. Participants need to provide their own transportation and follow the International Wolf Center van.
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.