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Upcoming Events for 2014:

  • July 26th  - 27th: Meet the Wolves at Hermit Park - This is always a premier event, we will spend two days in Estes Park. It is the only time we will be there this year so we hope all our supporters from up north will come out to see the wolves. We will be available for visits and petting from 10am until 8pm. Two educational presentations will be given each day in this beautiful open space (10AM and 7 PM).  http://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/hermitpark.cfm
  • August 2nd : Meet the Wolves at 5 Branches Campground, Vallecito Lake, CO
    We will be at the Campground from 10 AM to 3PM.  Paula will give her wolf presentation at 1PM.
    4677 County Road 501A, Vallecito Lake, CO
    (970)884-2582     http://www.5branches.com
  • August 10th : Meet the Wolves in Lake City, CO
    We will be at the Backcountry Basecamp from 10 AM to 4PM.  Paula will give her wolf presentation at 1PM.
    720 N Gunnison Ave, Lake City CO
  • September 12th : 3rd Annual Wolfwood Art Auction - Anyone who went to this gala event the last 2 years knows what a great success it was.  This year will be even better.  Don't miss out on the wonderful art, food and bidding.  It will be at the Powerhouse Science Center (formerly the Durango Discovery Museum) from 5:30-9:00 PM
    Click here for ticket and detail information.
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    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!" Tours happen weekly and we already have programs booked for 2014.  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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