The Wonderful World of Wolves in Minnesota With Your Grandchild

Join the pack at the International Wolf Center as you and your grandchild learn about animal tracking, local wildlife and lupine behavior and picnic in Superior National Forest.
Rating (5)
Program No. 4967RJ
6 days
Starts at
799 / ADULT
449 / CHILD

At a Glance

Get inside the furry heads of the grey wolves of Minnesota as you venture to the beautiful Northwoods with your grandchild. Join a pack of animal lovers and lifelong learners to find out how wolves play, sleep, eat and communicate learn how to track them in the forest. See wolves up close at the state-of-the-art International Wolf Center in Ely. Howl with excitement as you learn how wolves adapt to survive and the complicated relationships between the wolves, their prey and the humans who all live together in and around the wild environment of Superior National Forest.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day on forest trails that can be uneven and rocky.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • · Learn to track wolves and other wildlife by identifying scat, and use radio telemetry equipment just like wolf biologists! · Visit the International Wolf Center to observe a resident pack and learn how these animals communicate, play, hunt and eat. · Hike through the sprawling forest of Superior National Forest and share a picnic with your grandchild next to Kawishiwi Falls.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-12. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Canoe Country Flora: Plants and Trees of the North Woods and Boundary Waters
by Mark Stensaas
Introduces you to 96 of the most common trees, shrubs, wildflowers, fungi, ferns, lichens, and other plants you're likely to encounter during your travels north.
The Return of the Wolf
by Steve Grooms
This is a very good and easy to read overview of wolf ecology and the wolf-human relationship.
The Wolves of Minnesota: Howl in the Heartland
by David L. Mech
Take a look at the history of wolves with a focus on the Minnesota wolf population.
Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation
by David L. Mech
There are few up-to-date books about wolves that combine authoritative text and great color photography. Covering everything from from the wolf's physical characteristics, habits and habitats, communication, breeding, birth and young, enemies, its relationships with humans, and its future, this comprehensive volume offers to a popular audience scientific insights and information in a readable manner. This book is available at the International Wolf Center.
Canoe Country Wildlife: A Field Guide to the Boundary Waters and Quetico
by Mark Stensaas
The Wolf Almanac
by Robert H. Busch
This is a well written book about the wolf.

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