Wolf Ecology - FREE to schools

by  International Wolf Center

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Using the gray wolf as an example, we introduce you to basic
concepts in ecology and the various interactions that these apex predators have
with other animals. Gray wolves are just one animal in their ecosystem, but
they can have a large impact on other creatures around them!

This program is FREE to schools!

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About This Program


By Request: $75.00

Programs are free for school groups. We recommend no more than 50 students per session.

Programs for community organizations and other groups are $75.00 per 45-60 minute session with up to 100 participants.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

We suggest no more than 40 students.

Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History

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About This Provider

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International Wolf Center

Ely, MN
United States

The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future. WolfLink videoconferencing programs feature dynamic, interactive learning experiences and real-time viewing of our resident ambassador wolves running, playing, napping or tussling in their naturalized northern Minnesota habitat.

Maddy Witt

Program Details


1. Introduction to the International Wolf Center and ambassador wolves
2. Definition and discussion of ecosystems and corresponding food webs
3. Discussion of predator, prey, and scavenger relationships within ecosystems, and the important role of wolves as predators
4. Outline of wolf hunting and feeding behaviors
5. Discussion of human impacts on wolves and their habitats
6. Question and answer time, with the opportunity to view ambassador wolves live on camera


Participants will be able to:
- Define the terms “predator,” “prey,” “producer,” and “scavenger,” and describe the role of each on an ecosystem level
- Explain the flow of energy through an ecosystem
- Describe wolf diet and potential prey species
- Compare and contrast different ecosystem structures, particularly those that include wolves

Standards Alignment

National Standards

As a result of activities, all students should develop understanding of
*The characteristics of organisms
*Life cycles of organisms
*Organisms and environments
As a result of their activities, all students should develop understanding
*Structure and function in living systems
*Regulation and behavior
*Populations and ecosystems
*Diversity and adaptations of organisms
As a result of activities, all students should develop understanding of
*Types of resources
*Changes in environments
*Populations, resources, and environments