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January Interim 2018 – Wolves and Northwoods Carnivores: Predatory Ecology

January 2 @ 4:00 pm - January 21 @ 6:00 pm


This 2018 program is now full, with a waitlist – please contact us
to register for our 2019 program (Jan. 2-20, 2019)

J-Term 2018, January 2-21, 2018

Course Fee: $1995
Scholarships available

Check with your school on Financial Aid Eligibility andpre-approving class absences if there are potential date conflicts

Click here to download PDF of course flyer

Click here to download the Participant Information

The grey wolf has long excited the human imagination. Minnesota, with approximately 2200 wolves, is home to the largest and only continuous population of wolves in the lower 48 states. It is a center for wolf research. Countries around the world as well as other states look to Minnesota as an example of how wolves and humans can co-exist in relative harmony.

We will work on two wolf projects during the course: one to determine pack numbers, territories, and behavior through tracking surveys near Ely, MN. The second, to determine wolf pack size, territory, and the impacts of prey species on the historic Jonvick Deer Yard along the North Shore of Lake Superior (Lutsen, MN). This is also the 7th year we will be collecting data on Canada lynx in the area in cooperation with the Superior National Forest.

The preparation for surveys will include lectures and training sessions on:

  • Wolf ecology and observation of captive wolves
  • Lynx ecology and observation of captive lynx and bobcats
  • Deer ecology
  • Coyote and Fox ecology
  • Bobcat and Cougar ecology
  • Bear Ecology
  • Tracking
  • Research techniques
  • Aerial radio telemetry
  • Habitat analysis
  • Winter ecology
  • Winter first aid and safety
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
This course includes visits to the Wildlife Science Center (one of the country’s oldest wolf facilities dedicated to the training, research, education, and conservation surrounding this keystone predator), the North American Bear Center, the International Wolf Center, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior.



Optional: Registration and credit through Carroll University

Non-Carroll University students may receive college credit for this course by completing a Non-Degree Summer/Winter Registration Form with the following course information:

Department: ANB
Course Number: 302
Section Letter: R
Course Title: Winter Ecology of Wolf and Lynx
Instructor: Wood
Course Credit: 3
Tuition: $333.00*

*All non-Carroll University students submitting the Non-Degree Summer/Winter Registration Form will automatically be billed for the $333.00 course credit fee. This fee is in addition to the $1995 program fee paid to the Audubon Center of the North Woods.

Dropping Course: All students requesting to drop a course, need to do so in writing through the Registrar’s Office at Carroll University. Refunds are based on the postmark date if sent by mail or the date of delivery if brought in person. To receive a 100% refund, students must drop the course on or before January 1, 2018. All refunds are reduced by a 5% Administrative Fee.

Transcripts: Non-degree students registering for ANB302 may request an official Carroll University transcript upon completion of the course, provided a course grade has been submitted. http://www.carrollu.edu/academics/registrar/transcripts.asp

If students have questions about receiving credit through Carroll University, please contact Lynn Novak, Director of Admission | lnovak@carrollu.edu | 262.524.7620.


January 2 @ 4:00 pm
January 21 @ 6:00 pm
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54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
888-404-7743 or 320-245-2648


888-404-7743 or 320-245-2648
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