• wolf track in the sand

During the summer and throughout Wolf Awareness Week in October, the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute offers wolf workshops.


October 22, 2016, 9am-3pm*
$25 registration closed
Larson-Juhl Center for Science and the Environment
Room 169

This class, led by Erik Olson, Adrian Wydeven, and Sarah Boles, covers the basics of wolf ecology and management, including natural history, identification, monitoring techniques, wolf-human conflicts, predator-prey ecology, and wolf management.

Volunteer Carnivore Track-Training & Refresher Class

October 29, 2016, 9am-3pm*
$25 registration closed
Larson-Juhl Center for Science and the Environment
Room 169

This class, led by Adrian Wydeven and Sarah Boles, teaches the basics of tracking medium to large size carnivores in Wisconsin, including track identification, gait patterns, and conducting snow track survey.

*Both workshops are necessary to earn the Volunteer Carnivore Tracking certificate.

Weekend with Wolves: Wolf Ecology Workshop

Join Timber Wolf Alliance (TWA) Coordinator Adrian Wydeven for a weekend with wolves. Learn about wolf ecology, wolf monitoring techniques, and the latest wolf issues from biologists and educators immersed in this field. Time will be spent in the classroom and in the field surveying wolf pack territories. Participants will assist with wolf howling surveys and learn techniques in wolf tracking and radio telemetry. This workshop meets the ecology qualifications for both DNR Volunteer Carnivore Tracker for winter wolf counts and the training for TWA Speakers Bureau.

The workshop is open to any student or adult interested in wolves and experiencing them in the wild. Workshop fees include meals, bunkhouse accommodations, and all workshop materials. Preregistration is required. The Timber Wolf Alliance is a program of the Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. TWA promotes education about wolves and use of sound science for wolf conservation.

Optional Pre-workshop Speaker Training: FREE

Message Received: Effective Techniques For Delivering Clear and Memorable Presentations: This two-hour workshop provides professional tips on how to get your audience’s attention, how to keep it, and what will help them remember what your “take-home” message is once they get home! Timber Wolf Alliance speakers bureau member, Dorothy McLeer, Naturalist from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, will keep you moving while you learn how to incorporate all your new wolf information into a clear and memorable presentation for a variety of audiences.

Dates: August 12-14, 2016
Cost: $165 residential / $125 commuter (meals included; no lodging) registration closed
Agenda: download pdf
Duration: 8 p.m. Friday – 1 p.m. Sunday; 2 nights at Kemp Station
FREE Pre-Workshop Speaker Training: 4-6 p.m. Friday
Location: Kemp Natural Resource Station in Lake Tomahawk, WI
Program: wolf ecology, training, monitoring techniques, conservation biology
: 5; breakfast (2), lunch (2), dinner (1)
Meal options: local, vegetarian; Please specify when you register if you have dietary concerns