Take a walk on the wild side and learn
about A Wild Wisdom!
Valleys A Wolf Adventure; A Wild Encounter offers up some custom designed interpretive programs for teachers,
either at the ranch or an in gym/classroom presentation. We cater these programs from K-12 so that the presentations are age
appropriate and for grade level to correspond with what the children are learning in the school curriculum. What better
way for those children learning about wild canids in school to get to see a wolf in person!
presentations encompass a variety of subjects depending on the grade level. If teachers would prefer to take their
students on a field trip the ranch can encompass and cater the program to be on site. All presentations include
educational props from the learning box. This includes a pelt, skull and more.
The educator is someone whom has been licensed for many years, is
considered a wolf expert, and professional in her field. Having also done work at the Saskatoon Zoo for the Saskatoon
Zoo Society educating children in the k-12 classroom with various wild animal ambassadors from the zoo on the (biology
and habitat of the animals brought in)
is a required donation of $150.00 for an hour to an hour and a half long, fun educational presentation, (fee
based on school that is the max. of an hour and a half away) Actual presentation fee is $75.00...(the rest covers the
very costly travel time, gas costs and costs of vehicle maintenance due to transport there and back) Costs will be adjusted
depending on where the school is located.
site presentations may go longer as some fun nature games are played to teach children with.
and classrooms are also given the opportunity to sponsor
for a school year, any of the wolves of their choice!
contact me for more detail.
Due to liability there is a hands
off policy between the ambassador wolf(s) and any of the public/children. The ambassador wolf will be within my control
at all times and has been used many times in educational presentations.
For home school programs, (which AWA wholeheartedly supports) and other youth affiliated programs that help children, donation
fees are not set. I leave that up to teachers/parents of what they may put together
BEWARE: Please be aware of people approaching
your school with a wolf hybrid animal(s) to teach children about wolves with, these are people who breed and sell these
animals as pets like dogs, are not licensed people nor are they experienced with pure wolves. Children should be
taught wolves are not pets to breed and sell like dogs. This gives kids the wrong impression. Kids understand DOG and they
learn to understand Wolves if taught correct information. Using wolfcross animals does no good but goes towards confusing
children, and undoing the hard work true and experienced wolf professionals such as ourselves have created. The
Rabies vaccine is not approved for legal usage in wolfdog/wolf hybrid animals either thus placing a public health issue
on the forefront within the public school system.
By allowing such animals into our public classrooms, you are teaching
children it is okay to go out and try and buy a wolf for a pet, or an animal with so much wolf it will act, look and basically
be a wolf. Just as I would remind children that the hawk I used to bring into classrooms is not a pet budgie, wolves are NOT
dogs. This is not to bash such canines but they have no place being paraded around as if they are dogs, and promoted as such
to teach kids about wild animals with.
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