At the present time, for the 2017 / 2018 year, we have reached our funding limit for distributing memberships with complimentary programs.
|Type||In Class (approx 1 hr)|
|Duration||2 hours, In-class or Schoolyard|
Programs are designed to offer a unique glimpse at how large carnivores can affect the health of entire ecosystems.
Science concepts covered at the intermediate, middle and independent school level include:
· How Living things sense and respond to their environment
· First Peoples concepts of interconnectedness in the environment
· Diversity and survival of living things
· Energy flow in ecosystems; trophic cascades
High school level (and independent) programs review the above topics and delve into:
· Sustainability of ecosystems
· Processes of science
· Ecology and conservation biology
· Form and function of vertebrates in predator-prey systems
· Natural resources and the environment, including ecosystem services
· Sustainable use of resources
· Agricultural supports and challenges with natural predators
· Components and interactions of forest ecosystems
Wolf Awareness presentations are designed to heighten awareness and enrich learning about the important ecological roles of apex predators, and foster an appreciation for and understanding of naturally functioning ecosystems. Presentations reinforce that people are part of ecosystems; posing problems and solutions. Participants gain a sense of stewardship.
Wolf Awareness is a non-profit organization, founded in 1987, dedicated to developing positive attitudes towards predators in general, the wolf in particular, and an appreciation of the environment of which all of us are a part. We facilitate our mission through scientific research and public education regarding wolves and other large carnivores.
"Sadie had excellent energy and enthusiasm during the presentation. She answered all our questions and had the students engaged. The artifacts, models and videos also kept their interest. It felt a little rushed since we were trying to cut a 2-hr presentation into 1.5 hours, but she held our interest throughout. We were provided a list of vocabulary words to review before the presentation, as well as some worksheets to solidify learning after the talk. Both were pitched at an appropriate level and helped the students access prior knowledge and reflect on their learning. We loved the beautiful posters and certificate we were gifted at the end. Thank you!" - Alison Hall
"I would recommend Sadie because she interacted very well with the students. Her enthusiasm for wolves was contagious and she kept their interest by using a variety of activities." - Tara Johnson