Spring Assembly Programs

 

The Howl of the Wolf (K-12) ~ Monday-Friday, March 17-21

Dear Principals and Teachers:

 

The Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education is pleased to coordinate the Howl of the Wolf Assembly Program for K-6 schools in the Copper Country and Gogebic-Ontonagon ISDs from March 17-21. The attached schedule confirms the date, time, and location of the Wolf Assembly Programs that you have selected for your school. Below is a description of the four Wolf Assembly Programs to share with your staff, so that they can prepare the students prior to the assembly program.

 

A. Real v. Pretend (K-1)

Young students will be introduced to facts and myths about wolves through the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Students will discover how wolves communicate, how they are adapted to their habitat, and examples of typical wolf behavior. 

Group size:  one class    (20-25 students)           

Program length: 30 minutes

 

B. The Life of a Wolf (Gr. 2-4)

Using props such as oversized gloves and “Mickey Mouse” ears, the children learn how wolves are adapted to their environment.  This program is very interactive and gives everyone a chance to participate. Includes a short slide program.

Group size:  one class    (25-30 students)           

Program length: 60 minutes

 

C. Wolf Ecology (Gr. 5-8)

An interactive slide program presents wolf biology, behavior, habitat, and identification. Common fears and misconceptions related to wolves are discussed.  A variety of items such as wolf pelts, tracks, and skulls will be shown.

Group size:  3-4 classes (75-100 students)          

Program length: 60 minutes

 

D. Wolves in the Upper Peninsula (Gr. 9-12)

This slide program discusses wolf biology, behavior, habitat, and identification, plus explores the range of human attitudes towards the North American grey wolf. A variety of items such as wolf pelts, tracks, and skulls will be shown.

Group size:  3-4 classes (75-100 students)          

Program length: 60 minutes

 

PRESENTER: These programs are conducted by Nancy Warren of the Timber Wolf Alliance, a program of Sigurd Olson Institute, Northland College, Ashland, WI.  For the past 8 seasons, Nancy has been a Volunteer Tracker with the Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program, monitoring the wolves of three different packs. I have also assisted with the collaring and monitoring of wolves in Wisconsin in addition to being a member of the Timber Wolf Alliance Speakers Bureau for the past nine years.

 

SET-UP & TEAR DOWN TIME:  30 minutes to set up, and 30 minutes to pack up.

COST:  $75 per school per day, for up to five programs at the same school each day.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Joan Chadde, Assembly Coordinator, Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education.  Email: jchadde@mtu.edu   Tel:  906-487-3341