Wolf Awareness Week is fast approaching. Celebrated the third week each October, this is a time for wolf advocacy organizations to promote science-based wolf facts and dispel inaccurate myths. Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute began the Timber Wolf Alliance in 1987, and every year, with the assistance of sponsors like Wolf Haven International, a poster featuring an award-winning artist’s rendering of a wolf or wolves in their natural habitat is produced. The 2017 winner is Emma Loisch with The Golden Hour.
Wolf Haven is participating in several events this month in honor of Wolf Awareness Week. We will be in Portland, OR, Dana Point in Orange County, CA and the North Olympics region of WA. We hope you can join us at one of these forums to celebrate the lives of wolves.
If you are looking for an interesting, new way to celebrate Wolf Awareness Week, look no further than the Portland Zoo. Wolfways, an Oregon outreach program supported by Wolf Haven, along with Oregon Wild and Wolf Haven International, will host an educational, fun event on Saturday, October 21.
When: October 21, 11am – 3pm
Where: Portland Zoo Education Center
Admission: Wolf Education free with regular zoo admission.
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There will be educational, organizational, and craft tables. Every child is given a passport to take while “traveling” and will receive a stamp for participating in each table’s learning opportunity. Four stamps earns him or her a wolf pendant, while children with eight stamps receive a poster. The tables will consist of wolf information about adaptations, family life, ecosystems, habitats and more. Come join the wolf fun and explore the Oregon Zoo.
Learn about wolves from Skie Bender, Educational Outreach for Wolf Haven, at Dana Point Library. Skie will share her passion and knowledge regarding wolves and dispel myths and legends regarding these remarkable animals. Presentation suitable for all ages.
When: October 8, 2-3:30pm
Where: Dana Point Library Community Room
For more information about this and other wolf educational programs in California, contact: Skie Bender 714.336.5798.
Forks and Sequim, WA
Get information at the Forks and Sequim libraries about wolf conservation from Chris Montero, Outreach Coordinator at Wolf Haven International. Guests can learn more about Wolf Haven’s mission to conserve and protect wolves and their habitat, as well as hear about wolf recovery in Washington State. Chris will also discuss Wolf Haven’s participation in multi-agency Species Survival Plan programs for critically endangered wolves like the Mexican gray and the red wolf.
When: October 14, noon – 2pm
Where: Forks Branch Library
When: October 14, 5pm
Where: Sequim Branch Library