Wolf Conservation Center
Wolf Conservation Center The Wolf Conservation Center teaches people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future. Visit the Wolf Conservation Center for a unique and educational experience! All of the WCC’s education programs offer guests opportunities to not only learn about wolves but to see wolves too! The […]
Wolf Conservation Center
The Wolf Conservation Center teaches people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future.
Visit the Wolf Conservation Center for a unique and educational experience! All of the WCC's education programs offer guests opportunities to not only learn about wolves but to see wolves too!
The WCC's four 'ambassador wolves' reside on exhibit where that help teach the public about wolves and their vital role in the environment. Through wolves, the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World.
Most of the Center's critically endangered 22 Mexican gray wolves and 21 red wolves reside within the WCC's Endangered Species Facility. These enclosures are private and secluded, and the wolves are not on exhibit for the public. Wolves in the wild are naturally afraid of people so the WCC staff follows a protocol to have minimal human contact with the Mexican wolves. This will ensure they have a greater probability of being successful if they are released into the wild as part of the recovery plan.
The WCC is open to the public by reservation only; drop-in visitors will not be allowed on the property.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ONSITE VISITS.
Dress as you would for any field trip: sturdy shoes, suntan lotion, mosquito repellent, clothing for whatever the season demands. Visitors are required to be fully clothed at all times: shirt, pants/shorts, shoes, etc.
The Wolf Conservation Center has two programs: Ambassador Wolf exhibit and the SSP (Species Survival Plan) program. An ambassador wolf is an exhibit wolf tasked with inspiring adult and children to understand the importance of wild wolves. The Wolf Conservation Center is a participant in 2 separate SSPs, one for the Mexican gray wolf and the other for the red wolf.
The WCC’s educational and interactive after-school program encourages your child to embrace Nature’s wild treasures and helps foster an understanding of the importance of healthy and balanced ecosystems.
Sleeping with Wolves is a popular nocturnal adventure experience that 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!
Our volunteers are indispensable in performing tasks that help us fulfill our mission. We couldn't exist without them! We require that all onsite volunteers commit to at least 2 volunteer shifts per month for a minimum of 2 months and be at least 16 years old. Those interested in volunteering will need to attend an orientation that is held once a month. Short-term volunteer opportunities and community service opportunities are available on a case by case basis. Off-site helpers may assist with things like creating crafts to be sold online, grant writing and fundraising.
High School amust be at least 16 years of age (driver’s license is encouraged), must enjoy working outdoors and must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 pounds. Preference is given to students pursuing a career in a related field.
We are happy to host parties for "friends" of the Center (i.e., people who have visited us previously). If you have not yet visited, you will need to arrange a visit prior to the date of the party. We welcome parties for children 6 years of age or older.