Wild for Wolves

  • Location
    Jupiter, Florida
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age
  • Group Type
    Community-Based Program

The Problem

Wolves around the United States are misunderstood and facing threats. The Wolf Conservation Center is working to reintroduce captive born, endangered wolves back to the wild!

Our Plan

We will learn about wolf behavior, families habitat and the threats they are facing. We will meet ambassador wolves from the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) and discuss ways wolves are being saved across the country. We will ask questions and learn ways we can each help and take action. We will follow up by taking action based on tips from WCC.

Themes Addressed

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    Endangered Species
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    Reasons for Hope
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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

We had a howling good time working for wolves! This was a very successful project and enabled us to take a deep dive in to conservation. We asked a lot of questions and worked hard to find answers. We celebrated by inviting the Wolf Conservation Center to Zoom with us via a virtual field trip. We opened this field trip up to anyone in the world!

Through this project I/we learned:

We learned a lot about North American wolves! We learned that red wolves are critically endangered and we discussed ways everyone can work towards their protection. The number one threat to these animals is people. Poaching and a misunderstanding about wolves is contributing fiercely to their decline.

What I/we might change:

We spent a long time on our artwork. It was a lot of fun, but it was drawn out as we continuously had new members join us. Going forward, we are trying to create and stick to a (flexible) timeline.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

Meeting the Wolf Conservation Center staff and the wolves that call WCC home! Their reintroduction program for endangered wolves is inspiring and really got everyone thinking and caring about these animals!

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

When you are doing a project based on wildlife, do some research about nonprofits working on the ground to help the species. We reached out to Wolf Conservation Center, who release captive born wolves to the wild through a reintroduction program. Nonprofits want to hear from you! They want to see you get involved and learn together. If you are interested in wolf conservation, check out WCC here: https://nywolf.org/

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