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Upcoming events for 2020:

  • Wednesday March 18th (11AM - 4 PM);  Purgatory Village Plaza  CANCELLED 
  • This event has been cancelled due to the required closing of all Colorado ski resorts.
    Wolfwood will be returning to Purgatory.  Several Ambassador animals from the Refuge will be in attendance at the Purgatory Village Plaza.  An educational talk will be presented at 12:30PM and volunteers will be on hand all day to answer questions.  Photo are allowed and unique Wolfwood merchandise will be available with 100% of the proceeds going to the Refuge.  This is a FREE event. 

  • Saturday May 23rd (11AM - 4 PM);  Southern Ute Museum CANCELLED
  • This event has been cancelled but may be rescheduled.
    Wolfwood will be returning to The Southern Ute Museum in Ignacio, CO.  Details will be released closer to the event.
    The Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum is located at 503 Ouray Drive, Ignacio CO.  This is a FREE event. 

  • Saturday June 20th, Times TBA; Meet the Wolves at Pagosa Brewing Company, Pagosa, CO CANCELLED
    This event has been cancelled.
    This is a fun event as the brewery hosts Wolfwood in the town where it all started.  Old friends say hello while drinking some great beer and eating good food.  Several of the animals will be there.  Donate $10 to Wolfwood Refuge and you will receive an original Wolfwood Refuge/Pagosa Brewing Glass and have it filled with an award-winning, flagship brew or a soft drink of your choice.  Details will be released closer to the event.
    The Pagosa Brewing Company is located at 118 N Pagosa Blvd, Pagosa Springs, CO.  This is a FREE event. 

  • Saturday July 11th Times TBA & Sunday July 12th Times TBA; Meet the Wolves at the Lake City Visitor's Center, Lake City, CO - CANCELLED
    This event has been cancelled.
    Our annual trip out to Lake City will include visits with the animals and wolf presentations from Paula.   Details will be released closer to the event.
    The Lake City Visitor's Center is located at 800 Gunnison Ave in Lake City.  This is a FREE event.

  • Saturday July 25th (Times TBA) and Sunday July 26th (Times TBA): Meet the Wolves at Hermit Park, Estes Park, CO - CANCELLED
    This event has been cancelled.
    This is the premier, multi-day event of the year for Wolfwood. Several of the animals accompany a large group of volunteers for our only visit to the far northern part of the state. The county park department hosts the event in a beautiful open space that can accommodate the large number of people who attend. Wolfwood staff will host educational programs at the Hermit Park Open Space pavilion with times TBA. The animals will also be available to visit when educational programs are not taking place.

    While this is a free event, the park requires a $9 entrance fee if you are not a season ticket holder. Please pay the fee when you enter the park. (It is suggested you use cash as the lines to enter the park get very long for this event and the park staff can process cash payments much quicker.)

  • Hermit Park location.   Hermit Park Pavilion location.

    No dogs please. 



     

    Next to saving the lives of animals, our educational programs are our number one priority. We believe that exposing the public to these special animals and bringing understanding about wolves will make a positive difference. It is extremely rewarding to hear a child who started off the tour saying "I'm afraid they will eat me" change to "This was the best field trip ever!"    Here are some of the programs Wolfwood has done in the last six months:

    SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES: When we visit schools, we take animals with us. We do an hour long educational talk and show the wolves on stage. Occasionally there is time for petting if the program is for a smaller audience. Sometimes we do two assemblies and see an entire school in one afternoon! We are often asked back because the kids love the presentations.

    TOURS AND FIELD TRIPS: Schools and different organizations come to the refuge for service projects or days with the wolves. This is an opportunity for a first hand look at rescue work, gets participants outside in nature and teaches a lot about wolves and wolf/dogs. We have seen The Ft. Lewis Girls Volleyball Team, Summit Program, Bayfield Family Center, and Farmington Home Schools.

    COMMUNITY EVENTS: We also get involved with community groups. We went to see the Ignacio Boys and Girls Club as part of their mentoring program. The Girl Scouts came for their annual weekend camp. Last year we had almost 170 people! The girls earned their service badges and had a weekend of classes and wolf interaction. We again went to Hermit Park in Estes. This has always been an incredibly successful event with more visitors each year. We did four presentations and talked with hundreds of people. An elk even came by to investigate the wolves! This is a wonderful example of a great partnership and we appreciate all the time and effort the staff and rangers put into this event. I am so proud of the work we do with youth. The wolves do not belong to us, they are in our care and we never charge anyone for the learning and growing experience of interacting with them. I hope you, as our friends and supporters, realize what a difference you are making in the lives of animals and humans alike.

     

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