Field trips are for participants age six and older and are limited to groups of 14.
Groups larger than 14 participants will be split into subgroups. Allow two to four
hours for each program. Winter hiking programs will utilize snowshoes. All field trips
begin inside, but feature outside activities. Programs are always adapted to the
audience needs and learning level.
Learn the how and whys of howling and other wolf vocalizations. After an indoor
presentation on wolf communication, travel by vehicle into the Superior National
Forest with your educator and howl to a local pack. Minimal walking involved.
An introductory program on wolf research techniques is followed by practice outdoors
with radio telemetry equipment on-site and is followed up with traveling by vehicle
to an off-site location to try to locate a radio-collared wolf in the wild. Some
light hiking involved.
Travel off-site into the Superior National Forest to a local trail and explore the
northwoods looking for signs of wolves and other wildlife such as tracks, scat and
scrapes. Trails are typically 1 to 3 miles in length over uneven natural trails.
Light to moderate hiking/snowshoeing is involved.
Visit the home of one wolf prey, the beaver. Travel off-site to an active beaver pond
and learn how beavers successfully evade wolves and other predators. Light to moderate
hiking involved depending on the location of the pond (locations may change seasonally).
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