Our journey to educate people on the value of the wolf in ecosystems, begins with Tundra and I visiting schools or inviting school and community groups to visit the wolves here in Cedar (we have moved from Sointula – hooray). Visitors can participate in ‘A Day with the Wolves’ and details are covered in the Wolf Brochure, listed further along on this page.
While I provide basic information on wolves and show short videos of wolf behaviour, Tundra interacts with the audience, gaining their trust and confidence. This interaction assists tremendously in changing their attitudes.
The topics I cover in my wolf presentation are:
- Pup development
- Pack dynamics
- Mating and reproduction
- Wolf predation
- Wolf conservation issues in BC
I display pictures of Tundra, Nahanni and Mahikan from pups to their full grown stature. This slideshow further excites the audience on the beauty of wolves.
These presentations are available to schools and community groups for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland. Please email me to find out the cost for your area where your school is located. This fee is a partial reimbursement of my travel expenses. To arrange a visit, please email me email@example.com, or call (778) 441-4911.
I have developed a new program, “A Day with the Wolves” which involves travelling to Cedar to spend a day with Tundra, Nahanni and Mahikan. Please refer to the SWELL Wolf Education Centre page for full program details. You and your students will enjoy the experience.
In addition, I have developed a videoconferencing program where I can bring the wolves into your classroom by using Google Hangouts. I have used it for two schools in Victoria, as well as students being home schooled in Wales. This program has been well received by these schools & parents. For details open SWELL Document. (PDF)
“What an incredible treat it was for the kids to be introduced to Gary Allan’s thirteen month old wolf, Tundra! Students were mesmerized as they were graced with Tundra’s presence.” Wayne Peterson, Principal Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw School
“The morning with Tundra was very educational and inspiring. Everyone in my class wants a wolf. I realize this is impossible but at least we learned a little more about the wolf and how the wolf is really misunderstood.” Irene Oickle, Teacher Avalon Adventist Junior Academy