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Join us for Howl-o-Ween fun

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Join us for Howl-o-Ween fun

Celebrate Howl-o-Ween at the EWC on Friday, October 26.

Anna with PumpkinFirst up it’s time for some spooky fun! Get into the “spirit” of the season by decorating, painting and filling pumpkins with yummy Halloween treats for our wolves, foxes and other canids.

Meet the keepers and learn all about these unique species – and watch them enjoy the treats you made! It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet some of the world’s most endangered species, and just by attending you will be helping support the EWC’s important conservation work.

THEN…

Tsavo with PumpkinAaaoooooo! Join our annual Howl-O-Ween howl! Come out in your best costumes to enjoy stories around the campfire where there will be plenty of treats for everyone.

You’ll take a walk under the (almost) full moon to hoooooowl with our wolves. We’re not trying to trick you, so come out and howl with us! The Howl starts at 7pm and goes until 9pm.

So join us for Howl-o-Ween at the EWC – for the treat-making for the wolves, the HOWLing with the wolves.

The program begins at 5:30 p.m. sharp; guests should check in by 5:20 p.m. Prices are $22 for adults and $18 for children, with children 3 and under free.

Make your reservations today at 636-938-5900!

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Job opening for Youth Programs Coordinator

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Job opening for Youth Programs Coordinator

Organization: Endangered Wolf Center (AZA Member)

Location: Eureka, Missouri, United States

Job or Internship: Job

Job Description: Youth Programs Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Education

Job Summary:

The Youth Programs Coordinator will be responsible for planning and successfully executing all youth programs at the Center. This person will plan and execute field trips, outreaches, camps, and early childhood programs, as well as other programs as assigned.

This is a salaried, full-time position that will work 40 hours per week. A benefits package is included. Availability to work a flexible schedule is required, including evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities:

• Successfully plan and execute a variety of youth programs, including but not limited to camps, field trips, early childhood programs, outreaches and distance learning outreaches.

• Provide a quality experience to all guests for all programs.

• Assist with advertising the Center’s youth program offerings.

• Schedule guests for educational programs, including campers.

• Design the Kid’s Area at all large events.

• Supervise the Camp Counselors and Junior Volunteers at all camps.

• Supervise the Camp Counselors hired for assisting with Summer Camp each year.

• Works with the Director of Education and Operations on the procedures for and care of the animal ambassadors.

• Serve as animal handler for our ambassador animals at some programs.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Education and Operations.

• Ability to write educational programming both onsite and for a school setting (STEAM based).

Required Qualifications:

• Captivating and dynamic personality.

• Experience educating large groups of people, both children and adults.

• Experience with large youth camps in a supervisory role.

• Experience with handling or caring for animals.

• Willingness to participate in our Docent training course if not already completed.

• Able to establish and maintain good working relationships with other departments.

• Four-year College Degree in a relevant area of study.

• Professional, can-do attitude.

• Ability to work a fluctuating schedule.

• Willingness to be flexible

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience creating lesson plans and/or educational programs.

• Teaching experience in a formal setting.

• Wildlife or conservation education experience.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Brian Chrysler, Director of Education and Operations, at [email protected]. Due to the volume of applicants, phone calls will not be returned. Deadline for application is Friday, October 26, and individuals that are selected for an interview will be contacted by November 2, 2018.

Make Plans for Wolf Fest Oct 20th

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Make Plans for Wolf Fest Oct 20th

Sending a howl-out to all you wolf lovers: here comes our biggest event of the year. Wolf Fest 2018 returns Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In addition to our regular guest tickets, here are other great ways to celebrate and participate.

VIP Packages: Reserved Parking | Complimentary snacks and drinks | Animal Ambassador Experiences

 Sponsorships: Multiple levels available | Sponsorship sign | Social media, web and magazine

Vendor & Exhibitor Opportunities: For artists | makers | retailers | creators | exhibitors

Auction Donations: Items | Experiences

For more details and contact information, please check out our Wolf Fest Flyer, Sponsorship Letter, Sponsorship Forms, or buy your event tickets online.

Buy Event Tickets Online
Wolf Fest 2018 Flyer
Wolf Fest 2018 Sponsorship Letter 
Wolf Fest 2018 Sponsorship Form

Join our REI National Public Lands Day Hike Sep 29

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Join our REI National Public Lands Day Hike Sep 29

The Endangered Wolf Center is partnering with REI again!

On Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, join us as we celebrate National Public Lands Day.

We’ll hike from campfire, through the woods, up to the cave and back to the campfire for lunch.

While the hike is approximately 2 miles, it’s a moderate trail, with a good size hill, wear your hiking shoes! Everyone is welcome, but please leave pets at home.

EWC National Trail Day

The gates open at 9:00 a.m., you will be able to mingle and enjoy an educational table with staff from 9:15-9:45 while people are arriving and the hike starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. (No admittance after 10:00 a.m.)

The price is $10 per person and includes lunch!

For reservations call 636-938-5900 or book online.

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Join our 2018 Annual Polo Benefit

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Join our 2018 Annual Polo Benefit

Be a part of the fun and excitement of world-class polo as the area’s top players square off in this “Sport of Kings” event. Proceeds benefit the EWC’s mission of preserving critically endangered Mexican wolves, red wolves, foxes and other canids.

With a new Chesterfield location, a variety of relaxed viewing and reserved table arrangements, the EWC Polo Classic is sure to be the summer’s premier event for families, friends, business colleagues, and sports fans of all ages. Sideline attractions include the Bubble Bus, Admiral the Clydesdale, photo opportunities, a champagne toast, and the popular halftime divot stomp.

• General Bleacher Seating is $30 per person, which includes food and drinks. Children five and under are free. (Note: Tickets for the EWC Polo Classic are now priced per-person rather than the per-carload pricing in previous years.)

• VIP tickets are $250 per pair, which includes semi-private cabana seating for two in a floral-decorated area, a fully outfitted picnic basket with delicious food and drink, and a visit from one of the EWC’s Ambassador animals.

• Sponsors enjoy a special catered meal created by Executive Chef Kara Sullivan of Flavor 360. Sponsorships begin at $500 and include a tented, floral-decorated garden area with seating for four, with supplemental, outdoor lounge furniture, plus all of the VIP perks listed above. Sponsors at the $1,000 level also receive access to a supplemental Sponsor Garden with outdoor lounge furniture and other amenities.

The EWC Polo Classic provides the ultimate guest entertainment. Treat yourself, your family and your friends to a special experience they’ll be talking about for the rest of the year. For more information call EWC at 636-938-9306.

Saturday, August 25th, 2018
McGehee Polo Field at Spirit Valley Farms
(Wild Horse Creek Road at Tuma Ln.)
17899 Wild Horse Creek Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005
3:00 p.m. Gates Open
4:00 p.m. Match Begins
Call: 636-938-9306

Thanks Newman’s Own!

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Thanks Newman’s Own!

Newman’s Own Foundation has been a supporter of the Endangered Wolf Center for several years now.

Our Ambassadors stopped by their Connecticut headquarters to say thank you for matching year-end donations and for funding part of our education programs.

Clea Newman, Paul Newman’s daughter, is a supporter and has visited the Center several times. Thanks Newman’s Own. Next stop, DC!

#EWC2018AmbassadorTour #NewmansOwnFoundation

Learn more about our Corporate Pack Partners sponsorship opportunities.

Corporate Pack Partners

Lucky and Daisy on The Today Show

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Lucky and Daisy on The Today Show

Guess who stole the show today–the Today Show that is!

Lucky and Daisy loved their 5 minutes of fame this morning, and did a great job spreading the word about their endangered friends in the wild and the important work we do here at the Endangered Wolf Center to preserve and protect them. Thank you, Kathie Lee and Hoda!

Watch them now at www.today.com.

 

 

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4th Annual Messy Play Day on July 29

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on 4th Annual Messy Play Day on July 29

Messy Play Day at the Endangered Wolf Center

Join us for our 4th annual Messy Play Day young child event. Children aged walking to 5 years can have a blast getting messy while learning about nature and conservation.

Date/Time: Sunday, July 29th from 9am until 12pm.

Cost for Messy Play Day: $8 per child, Free for accompanying adults

Tours of our animal habitats are available.

Cost for Tour: $10 per adult. Free for child enrolled in Messy Play Day

Activities include dry and wet sand exploration, mud and dirt fun, water play, bubble fun, crafts and nature-themed music activities.

New!!! This year we have several organizations joining this fun event! They will provide activities, information and ideas for how to continue the exploration at home.

• Missouri Department of Conservation – Powder Valley Nature Center
• Audubon at Riverlands
• Missouri Master Naturalists
• Community Music School of Webster University

Please dress for mess!

These events are very popular, call 636-938-5900 now to reserve a spot. Walk-ups will be accepted based on availability.

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A small processing fee will be added for online booking, or you may call 636-938-5900 to book directly. Learn more about booking options.

Your comments by July 30 are critical for Red Wolves

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Your comments by July 30 are critical for Red Wolves

Red WolfThe recent announcement released by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on June 27, 2018 proposes to dramatically change the scope of the American red wolf recovery program in the wild. Under the proposed new policy, the area where wild red wolves can disperse safely and thrive under their protected status will be reduced from approximately a million square acres to just over 200,000 acres.

Designated as an endangered species in 1967, today, there are only about 30 red wolves known to roam their native habitats in eastern North Carolina. Another 200 red wolves are maintained in captive breeding facilities throughout the United States, including two breeding pairs here at the Endangered Wolf Center. In fact, in 1987, an amazing female red wolf named Brindled Hope, born at the Endangered Wolf Center, was one of the first of eight animals introduced to the wild in North Carolina. She became the first red wolf to give birth in the wild. Today, many of the wolves now roaming free in North Carolina can trace their roots to the Endangered Wolf Center.

While the proposed changes to the recovery plan area reverses course on decades of efforts, we at the Endangered Wolf Center remain encouraged by the Fish and Wildlife Service’s commitment to keep the American Red Wolf Recovery Program moving forward despite the numerous challenges the Service faces. We are heartened by the Service’s assurances that they’ll actively seek out additional recovery areas in the historic range of American red wolves to help reestablish and restore the population in the Southeastern United States.

The Service has now prioritized working with state and local landowners in North Carolina, to modify management of the red wolf in an effort to reevaluate how they can increase the success of the recovery program. Building community support for the American red wolf is a critical step that can benefit recovery efforts in North Carolina, a fact that FWS has openly acknowledged.
As an active member of the conservation and zoological communities, along with institutions like the Smithsonian, Arkansas State University, and many others, we are poised and ready to step up and help with community outreach to ensure red wolves survive.

This new phase of refocusing will hopefully prove beneficial for the FWS’s overall efforts to grow their partnerships with stakeholders, non-governmental agencies and the state of North Carolina. By working with local landowners, we can start the process of re-growing the available recovery area for red wolves in North Carolina. We also plan to collaborate on research and education programs to show just how vital this keystone species continues to be for our ecosystems. And we will continue in our long history of successfully breeding critically endangered red wolves, to help aid in future release efforts. Our goal is to make sure this national treasure is saved for future generations of Americans.

We need your help and support.

1) FWS is seeking comments about the proposed changes to the Red Wolf Recovery Program in North Carolina. Please submit positive, constructive suggestions and support to continue recovery efforts, and to grow them in North Carolina and in the red wolf’s historic range. You may post your comments to FWS online by July 30 at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/28/2018-13906/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-proposed-replacement-of-the-regulations-for-the

or write in to:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Attn: FWS–R4–ES–2018–0035
MS: BPHC
5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803

2) We urge you to write your state and federal representatives and tell them you want them to support saving the American red wolf. They will hear you.

3) Your financial donation to the Endangered Wolf Center and/or other organizations fighting for this species will help us fight for the future for the American red wolf. To donate online, click here. https://www.endangeredwolfcenter.org/make-donation/

Thank you for your support of this important cause. You may learn more about the red wolf and the work we are doing to save this amazing species at:
https://www.fws.gov/southeast/pdf/fact-sheet/red-wolf.pdf

FWS North Carolina Public Comments

EWC Staff Speaks at Key Wolf Conservation Seminar

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on EWC Staff Speaks at Key Wolf Conservation Seminar

Regina with famed Georgian wolf biologist Dr. Jason Badridze (left), his daughter Dr. Nino Badridze, Regina, and famed canine behaviorist Nelson Hodges (right).

Regina with famed Georgian wolf biologist Dr. Jason Badridze (left), his daughter Dr. Nino Badridze, Regina, and acclaimed canine behaviorist Nelson Hodges (right).

Regina Mossotti, Director of Animal Care and Conservation for the Endangered Wolf Center, recently participated in Wolf Behavior, Dynamics & Conservation, a fundraising seminar in Midland Park, New Jersey with renowned Wolf Biologist Dr. Jason Badridze. During the seminar Regina discussed historical and recent efforts to save and repatriate the Mexican Gray Wolf and other species of endangered predators; she also addressed the critical need for apex predators in the North American landscape.

The seminar was followed by a “Mexican Fiesta for Mexican Wolves” to support recovery and conservation of the Mexican Gray Wolf where more than $5,000 was raised to help support the Endangered Wolf Center and the California Wolf Center.

Thanks to Regina for representing the EWC – and the wolves – so well!