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Due to plans to evaluate upgrading our facilities, our museum, education center and museum gift shop will be closed until further notice.

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What prey species do wolves hunt in Alaska?

What are the differences between dogs and wolves?

How did the wolf become the object of man's fear and hatred?

Wolf Song of Alaska's Education Center is the place to learn the answers to these and just about any other questions you can think of relating to wolves, their habitat, and their behavior.

Wolf Song of Alaska's Education Center is the place to learn the answers to these and just about any other questions you can think of relating to wolves, their habitat, and their behavior.
 

Located adjacent to our internationally acclaimed Wolf Museum, the Education Center is a spacious and well-used multi-purpose room integral to the mission of Wolf Song of Alaska.

The center of the room contains two sets of diagonally arranged seating which can accommodate more than 50 people. At the front is an elevated platform for speakers and presentations; the backdrop is an original floor-to-ceiling mural of Mount McKinley and its reflection in Wonder Lake, a breathtaking scene in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve painted by Alaskan artist Richard Cook.

The room serves many functions: classroom for educational programs; theater for videos and slide presentations, meeting area for members-only as well as public events; a work area with computers for volunteers and interns; and an exciting extension of the museum with unique educational displays.

The room serves many functions: classroom for educational programs; theater for videos and slide presentations, meeting area for members-only as well as public events; a work area with computers for volunteers and interns; and an exciting extension of the museum with unique educational displays.

Much of the time the Education Center is used as a classroom for groups from local schools, daycare centers, youth groups, and summer camps who come to Wolf Song of Alaska to be immersed in wolf science and lore. After the students explore the large museum area, talented and energetic volunteers present programs tailored specifically to the age and interest level of each group.

Discussions, video and slide presentations, as well as hands-on learning with pelts and skulls challenge students of any age to learn the facts about the wolf.

Discussions, video and slide presentations, as well as hands-on learning with pelts and skulls challenge students of any age to learn the facts about the wolf.
Surrounding the center seating area are numerous unique displays, including:

Surrounding the center seating area are numerous unique displays, including:

A photographic presentation entitled "Wolf Travel and the Denali Park Road" featuring more than a dozen amazing images of wolves taken from the Park Road area by Alaskan photographers Dorothy and Leo Keeler

Wolves' pelage, including examples of the many color variations and characteristics of their fur ( the huge pelt from a Russian wolf shows many of the distinctive characteristics )

How biologists in Alaska radio-collar wolves, track the signals, and then pinpoint each animal's exact location. This display features a tracking antenna, and an actual radio collar once worn by an Alaska wolf

A globe showing which countries are home to wild wolves, and the estimated population for each country

While hiking in the wilderness you spot a canid paw print. Was it a wolf? A coyote? Another hiker's dog? Our display will help you identify and compare several different tracks, as well as teach you how to make a cast of the track.

Do wolves live close to Anchorage? Learn how many wolves inhabit the mountain wilderness in and around Anchorage and where the pack areas are located.

In the Education Center we also proudly display a variety of artwork done by students in conjunction with class projects about wolves. Handpuppets, poems and pictures from elementary and middle school classes have been a part of the educational displays,  and we rotate the art projects frequently to give the new young artists a chance to show off their talents and wolf knowledge.

 

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