Full exploration of the International Wolf Center requires walking relatively short distances; participants of the howling field trip should plan to walk up to a quarter-mile, but likely much less.
Breakfasts (and the remaining dinners) are provided by Vermilion Community College. By bus (or van), travel to the campus to enjoy a hearty breakfast.
Visit the International Wolf Center and meet one of the Center's resident packs of wolves to learn more about how wolves communicate, play, hunt and eat. Explore the spectacular Wolves and Humans Exhibit, which won awards for the Science Museum of Minnesota. Hands-on displays show the fascinating, age-old dance between wolves and humans. Learn how a wolf howls or take a turn at a wolf survival video game.
After your morning's introduction to wolves, meet up with the rest of the group to eat a sack lunch on site at the International Wolf Center.
Grandparents and grandchildren learn to identify prominent trees, flowers, and geologic formations of northern Minnesota. Gain a new perspective on the interconnections of this unique ecosystem through games, demonstrations, and discussion. This session includes moderate walking.
Over dinner at the college campus, discuss things learned in the program so far.
Howling is just one way that wolves communicate. After an introduction to several wolf communication patterns, head into the woods with a naturalist to howl to a local pack. This naturalist-led program includes an indoor introduction followed by an outdoor field trip.