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Lots to Howl About in May at The Wolf Conservation Center

Wolf Conservation Center May 2017 Event Calendar

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages

Date: May 5, 2017

Time: 6 pm

Fee: $16 – adults / $13 – children

Enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour - dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why May is a magical time for packs in North America. This time of year, wolves are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves. All guests will be served weather-appropriate treats. Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they’re out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Full Moon Wolf Walk for Pups of All Ages

Date: May 10, 2017

Time: 7 pm

Fee: $20 per person

Celebrate the May full moon, “the Flower Moon,” with the Wolf Conservation Center’s moon-loving wolves! Flowers spring forth in abundance this month, so enjoy the sweet aroma while keeping cozy by the WCC's outdoor fire pit. In addition to yummy treats, guests will be treated to the symphony of howls from the 20+ wolves that call the WCC home. Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Spring isn’t only about flowers; it’s an exciting time for wolves too! Whether living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the arrival of this year’s pups! Guests will then take a short moonlit walk to visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr. Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: May 13, 2017 – May 14, 2017

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 20+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Cost: $299 per 4-person tent

Singles: $150 per person (must bring your own tent)

Time: 5:00PM to 8:30AM

* FOR SINGLES - please call 914-763-2373 to register.

Space is limited and dates sell out quickly. Pre-registration is required.

Scout rates available for private Scout Nights. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info or call 914-763-2373

Admission Price includes:

  • Pizza Party with Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr, and Nikai
  • Opportunity to behold critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves
  • Evening entertainment: Movie under the stars at Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai's enclosure
  • Evening fireside snacks and light breakfast
  • Tents for all participants

You Should Bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Washcloth
  • Warm comfortable clothing to sleep in
  • Bug Spray
  • Additional snacks if desired
  • NOTE: NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED

Throw Mama to the Wolves

Date: May 14, 2017

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 - children

Celebrate Mom and Mother Nature at the Wolf Conservation Center! Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the births of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered Mexican gray wolves and red wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Throw Mama to the Wolves

Date: May 14, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 - children

Celebrate Mom and Mother Nature at the Wolf Conservation Center! Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the births of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered Mexican gray wolves and red wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Atka’s Birthday Bash!

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Join the WCC staff and volunteers as we celebrate the birthday of the WCC’s most popular wolf, ambassador wolf Atka! Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will assemble ""wolfy"" gifts for ambassador wolf Atka and then enjoy watching him tear them open! Guests will also visit Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai and the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Atka’s Birthday Bash!

Date: May 20, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children under 12

Join the WCC staff and volunteers as we celebrate the birthday of the WCC’s most popular wolf, ambassador wolf Atka! Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will assemble ""wolfy"" gifts for ambassador wolf Atka and then enjoy watching him tear them open! Guests will also visit Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai and the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: May 20, 2017 – May 21, 2017

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 20+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Cost: $299 per 4-person tent

Singles: $150 per person (must bring your own tent)

Time: 5:00PM to 8:30AM

* FOR SINGLES - please call 914-763-2373 to register.

Space is limited and dates sell out quickly. Pre-registration is required.

Scout rates available for private Scout Nights. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info or call 914-763-2373

Admission Price includes:

  • Pizza Party with Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr, and Nikai
  • Opportunity to behold critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves
  • Evening entertainment: Movie under the stars at Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai's enclosure
  • Evening fireside snacks and light breakfast
  • Tents for all participants

You Should Bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Washcloth
  • Warm comfortable clothing to sleep in
  • Bug Spray
  • Additional snacks if desired
  • NOTE: NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED

Sketching Safari

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 9AM-12PM

Fee: $70 per person

Learn to sketch wolves with wildlife and conservation artist Alison Nicholls! Nicholls is a member of Artists For Conservation, the Society of Animal Artists, the Explorers Club and the Salmagundi Club. Her work has been featured in wildlife art magazines in the USA and UK, has been exhibited at the Botswana Mission to the United Nations in New York, and has been used by the US Department of State to promote the “Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking” initiative. During the program, Nicholls will explain some of the special challenges she has faced when sketching wildlife in the field and will talk about how to overcome them, whether you are sketching wolves in Yellowstone or elephants in Africa. Then, with her guidance, you will be able to try your own hand at sketching WCC's ambassador wolves! Pre-registration is required.

Sketching Materials

The materials listed below are what I normally use for my field sketching trips. They dry easily, can be packed away quickly and (apart from my sketchbook) all fit inside a long pencil case. I do not work from an easel. You are welcome to bring whatever you like, but I highly recommend dry materials like pencils and pens or pastels. You will be doing a lot of short sketches as the wolves will be moving around. The idea is to capture the movement and simple shapes, not to complete a finished painting. I have a field box of watercolors but this is completely optional. Make sure you bring a sketchbook with plenty of paper so you can work freely. I highly recommend 11x14" or similar size. Please feel free to email Alison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

  • 11x14" sketchbook with at least 20 sheets.
  • 2 or 3 pencils (HB, 2B, 4B) plus eraser.
  • Sketching pens (black or brown or grey looks great) or pastels or colored pencils.
  • Field box of watercolors, plus small water container plus 2 or 3 brushes of varying sizes.

For more information about Alison Nicholls, please visit www.NichollsWildlifeArt.com

Wolves of North America

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Early Morning Photo Session

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 8 am

Fee: $100 per person

Join us for this special opportunity to photograph the WCC’s Ambassador Wolves: Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, in a natural, wooded setting! Guests will also be given access to photograph the WCC critically endangered Mexican wolves and red wolves from vantage points not generally available during regular visits. Please dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required. Space is very limited, so make your reservation early.

Wolves of North America

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Sleeping with Wolves

Date: May 27, 2017 – May 28, 2017

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 20+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel like you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we're pretty close! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!

Cost: $299 per 4-person tent

Singles: $150 per person (must bring your own tent)

Time: 5:00PM to 8:30AM

* FOR SINGLES - please call 914-763-2373 to register.

Space is limited and dates sell out quickly. Pre-registration is required.

Scout rates available for private Scout Nights. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info or call 914-763-2373

Admission Price includes:

  • Pizza Party with Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr, and Nikai
  • Opportunity to behold critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves
  • Evening entertainment: Movie under the stars at Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai's enclosure
  • Evening fireside snacks and light breakfast
  • Tents for all participants

You Should Bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Camera

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Washcloth
  • Warm comfortable clothing to sleep in
  • Bug Spray
  • Additional snacks if desired

NOTE: NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED

Pack Chat for Kids

Date: May 28, 2017

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they’re out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America

Date: May 28, 2017

Time: 2 pm

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

Wolves of North America on Memorial Day

Date: May 29, 2017

Time: 11 am

Fee: $14 – adults / $11 – children

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

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