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International Wolf Center

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1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
218-365-4695

September 2019

Wolves and Women’s Weekend: Boundary Waters Adventure

September 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Wolves and Women's Weekend: Boundary Waters Adventure 2020 Program

Program Rates: Non-member $275, Member $250 Registration Deadline: August 28, 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! Slow it down for the weekend, enjoy some wine and cheese as we gather at the Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base. Participate in a weekend full of canoeing, radio telemetry, and trekking through the beautiful northwoods! Enjoy everything the wilderness has to offer…

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October 2019

North Country by Canoe

October 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - October 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Program Rates: Non-member $700, Member $630 Registration Deadline: September 27, 2019 Deposit: $100 Spend an autumn weekend in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness! Participants will join a member of the International Wolf Center staff and Northern Tier’s wilderness guides on a camping and canoeing trip in the Boundary Waters. While you’re enjoying all of the magnificence this wilderness has to offer, you’ll be able to try your hand at wildlife sign identification, and mapping/GPS skills! Join us on this adventure, paddling…

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HOWLING SAFARI

October 12, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Program rates: Adult Non-member $10; Adult Member $9 Child Non-member (6-12) $6; Child Member $5 Not suitable for children under six. 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! Prior registration is required. Did you hear that?! Learn about wolf vocalizations before practicing your own howl…

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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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January 2020

Q&A with Dr. Dave Mech

January 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Got a wolf question? Join this Q & A to ask Dr. Dave Mech about wolves. Dr.  Mech is a Senior Research Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota.  He is also the founder of the International Wolf Center.  Dave has been studying wolves since 1958 in Minnesota, Isle Royale, Yellowstone and Denali National Parks, and Ellesmere Island in Canada’s High Arctic. Bring your questions and join us for this online webinar!

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North Country by Dogsled

January 17 @ 5:00 pm - January 19 @ 12:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Program Rates: Non-member $850, Member $800 Registration Deadline: December 20, 2019 Deposit: $100 Join International Wolf Center staff on an adventure into the north country by dogsled to learn about wolves! Start your weekend with a hot dinner and a night at the International Wolf Center observing our ambassador wolves. After a continental breakfast in the morning, begin your expedition at White Wilderness Dog Sledding by learning how to harness your dogs, and depart across the snow-covered wilderness for a full day of…

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Wolf Family Rendezvous – FULL

January 18 @ 8:00 am - January 19 @ 5:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Rates: $75 Adult Non-member (13 years old and older), $67.50 Adult Member (13 years old and older) $50 Child Non-member (6-12 years old), $45 Child Member (6-12 years old) Registration Deadline: January 4, 2020 A full weekend of family fun showcases the best of what the International Wolf Center and Ely have to offer. The Wolf Family Rendezvous program includes three days of free admissions to the International Wolf Center, private lessons about wolves, private-wolf viewing time before the Center opens and after…

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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 14, 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

KIDS Q&A WEBINAR – April 22

April 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Webinar rate: FREE Wondering about wolves? Connect with International Wolf Center educators and observe the ambassador wolves while having all of your wolf questions answered. We will discuss a wide variety of topics based on your questions-it all depends on your imagination! This informal Zoom webinar is fun for kids of all ages.

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KIDS Q&A WEBINAR – April 29

April 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Webinar rate: FREE Wondering about wolves? Connect with International Wolf Center educators and observe the ambassador wolves while having all of your wolf questions answered. We will discuss a wide variety of topics based on your questions-it all depends on your imagination! This informal Zoom webinar is fun for kids of all ages.

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May 2020

Zooming into the Wolf World

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Join the Izaak Walton League of Minnesota as they host the International Wolf Center's own Nancy Gibson and our new Executive Director Grant Spickelmier for a special online wolf information webinar. Nancy and Grant will highlight some of the latest wolf updates and discoveries from around the world including what's with wolves here in Minnesota.

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FREE FAMILY WOLFLINK – Pup101

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ever wondered what it’s like to grow up as a wolf? Step into the shoes of our wolf care staff and follow our Ambassador wolves through their first year of life. You will learn all about the stages of pup development and what it takes to raise wolves here at the International Wolf Center!

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KIDS Q&A – May 20

May 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Wondering about wolves? Connect with International Wolf Center educators and observe the ambassador wolves while having all of your wolf questions answered. We will discuss a wide variety of topics based on your questions-it all depends on your imagination! This informal Zoom webinar is fun for kids of all ages.

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FREE FAMILY WOLFLINK – Arctic Wolves

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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The Arctic is one of the harshest places on Earth, but it many animals like the Arctic gray wolf still call it home. Come learn more about our very own Arctic Ambassadors Axel and Grayson, and the ways they would interact with their prey and other animals!

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KIDS Q&A – May 27

May 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Wondering about wolves? Connect with International Wolf Center educators and observe the ambassador wolves while having all of your wolf questions answered. We will discuss a wide variety of topics based on your questions-it all depends on your imagination! This informal Zoom webinar is fun for kids of all ages.

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