Calling All Middle Schoolers: Name a Wolf at the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center!
Wolves consistently make headlines in Colorado. Sometimes it's for the controversial reintroduction of the gray wolf and sometimes it surrounds one of the many wolf rescues that Colorado is home to.
The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is located in Divide, Colorado, just west of Colorado Springs. Their mission is to "Educate the public through tours and programs about the importance of Wolves, Coyotes, and Foxes to our ecosystem."
Their latest education involves asking middle schoolers to submit names for wolves. They are holding a "Naming Contest" for the "first wolves that will be reintroduced into their original native historical range." They believe the last wild wolf part of an established population was killed in 1945.
It was decided kids grades 5-8 would be a good age for this wolf naming project. There is a list of 14 names the children can choose from. The contest will wrap up on Dec. 20, 2023.
The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center does some really cool tours for kids and adults. They do special holiday events and even have special Full Moon and Feeding Time tours. Their tours are interactive and give you time with wolves, coyotes, and foxes.
If you want to learn more about the events and wolves at CWWC, then check out their very informative, fun monthly newsletters. If you have ever wanted to have a breakfast burrito with a wolf, you're in luck. That is happening at the upcoming Winter Wonderland event on December 17. Some would say, only in Colorado.
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