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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

Cost

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 program with up to 40 participants. An additional fee of $40 per each additional group of 40 participants applies.

Length

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

Social Studies/History, Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom



Booking Information

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

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. 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

Objectives

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

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