Wolf Research - FREE to schools

by  International Wolf Center

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Discover how wolf researchers have learned to track the pack!  Join the International Wolf Center staff as we look at the history and methods behind tracking wolves.  We will explore the reasons why wolves are tracked, what radio telemetry is and what information is gathered once they are found.  During this interactive program, students will discuss what they think researchers learn from wolves.  

All programs feature real-time observations of the International Wolf Center's ambassador wolves. 

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) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No minimum.

Maximum participants:

We suggest no more than 40 students.

Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History, Technology/Information Science

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

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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 the Ambassador Wolves
2. Discuss Importance of Wolf Research
3. Brief overview of the history of wolf research
4. Discuss how research is conducted and what methods are used
5. Overview of Radio Telemetry, Triangulation, Capturing and Collaring, and Genetic Analysis
6. Discussion of what has been learned through researching wolves
7. Q & A session with time to observe the ambassador Wolves


Participants will be able to:

- define "scientific method", "radio telemetry", "triangulation", "GPS", "territory", and "dispersal"
- understand why wolves are researched
- briefly describe the history of wolf research in North America
- understand the different methods currently used for researching wolves

Standards Alignment

National Standards

As a result of their activities, all students should develop an understanding of:
• The characteristics of organisms
• Life cycles of organisms
• Organisms and environments
As a result of their activities, all students should develop an understanding of:
• Structure and function in living systems
• Regulation and behavior
• Populations and ecosystems
• Diversity and adaptations of organisms
As a result of their activities, all students should develop an understanding of:
• Types of resources
• Changes in environments
• Populations, resources, and environments
As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop:
• Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
• Understandings about scientific inquiry