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Wolf Ecology

from 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!

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $75.00


Receiving site is responsible for own line charge. A maximum of 40 students are allowed per program. There is an additional $40 fee for each additional participating class.

Length

45-60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

We suggest no more than 40 students.


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom



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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to snow days or other natural occurrences. The full fee will be charged for programs cancelled with less than two business days notice.

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.

Contact:
Maddy Witt
wolflink@wolf.org
218-365-4695-124

Program Details

Format

1. Observation of ambassador wolves at the International Wolf Center
2. What do wolves eat?
3. Discuss predator, prey and scavenger,
4. Energy cycle activity
5. Discuss population changes over time
6. View three short video clips: wolves hunting in Minnesota, Yellowstone, Arctic
7. Compare three ecosystems ? identify commonalities
8. Conclusion
9. Q & A

Objectives

Students will be able to:
- distinguish between predator, prey and scavenger
- explain the flow of energy through an ecosystem
- predict wolf and prey population dynamics over time
- list three prey species a wolf might eat
- compare and contrast three ecosystems where wolves live

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.3 LIFE SCIENCE
As a result of activities, all students should develop understanding of
*The characteristics of organisms
*Life cycles of organisms
*Organisms and environments
NS.5-8.3 LIFE SCIENCE
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
NS.K-4.6 and NS.5-8.6 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES
As a result of activities, all students should develop understanding of
*Types of resources
*Changes in environments
*Populations, resources, and environments