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Upcoming events for 2019:

  • July 13th (10:30AM - 6 PM) & 14th (9AM - Noon); Meet the Wolves at the Lake City Visitor's Center, Lake City, CO - Our annual trip out to Lake City will include visits with the animals and wolf presentations from Paula.    There will be educational talks Saturday at 11:30AM and 4PM and Sunday at 11AM.

    The Lake City Visitor's Center is located at 800 Gunnison Ave in Lake City.  This is a free event.

  • July 20 (10:30AM - 7 PM) and 21 (10:30AM - 6 PM): Meet the Wolves at Hermit Park, Estes Park, CO - This is the premier, multi-day event of the year for Wolfwood. Several of the animals accompany a large group of volunteers for our only visit to the far northern part of the state. The county park department hosts the event in a beautiful open space that can accommodate the large number of people who attend. Wolfwood staff will host educational programs at the Hermit Park Open Space pavilion at 11:30AM and 5:30PM on July 20 and 11:30AM and 4PM on July 21. The animals will also be available to visit when educational programs are not taking place.

    While this is a free event, the park requires a $9 entrance fee if you are not a season ticket holder. Please pay the fee when you enter the park. (It is suggested you use cash as the lines to enter the park get very long for this event and the park staff can process cash payments much quicker.)

    No dogs please. 

  • Aug 3 (10AM - 3 PM): Meet the Wolves at 5 Branches Camper Park on Vallecito Lake, Bayfield, CO
    Our annual trip out to 5 Branches will include visits with the animals and a wolf presentation from Paula.    There will be an educational talk at 1PM.  A donation of $5 gets a free lunch at noon.

    The 5 Branches Camper Park is located at 4677 County Road 501A on Vallecito Lake.  This is a free event.

    No dogs please. 

  • August 15th, Times (10:30 AM - 4:30PM); Meet the Wolves at Columbine Park, Silverton, CO -  In conjunction with the town of Silverton and the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, the wolves of Wolfwood will visit Silverton for the first time.  Residents and visitors to Silverton, and riders of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will be able to visit the animals at Columbine Park in the center of Silverton.

    There will be educational talks at 11:45AM and 12:30PM.  Columbine Park is located at 1239 Blair St, Silverton CO 81433.  This is a free event.

    No dogs please. 


    Next to saving the lives of animals, our educational programs are our number one priority. We believe that exposing the public to these special animals and bringing understanding about wolves will make a positive difference. It is extremely rewarding to hear a child who started off the tour saying "I'm afraid they will eat me" change to "This was the best field trip ever!"    Here are some of the programs Wolfwood has done in the last six months:

    SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES: When we visit schools, we take animals with us. We do an hour long educational talk and show the wolves on stage. Occasionally there is time for petting if the program is for a smaller audience. Sometimes we do two assemblies and see an entire school in one afternoon! We are often asked back because the kids love the presentations.

    TOURS AND FIELD TRIPS: Schools and different organizations come to the refuge for service projects or days with the wolves. This is an opportunity for a first hand look at rescue work, gets participants outside in nature and teaches a lot about wolves and wolf/dogs. We have seen The Ft. Lewis Girls Volleyball Team, Summit Program, Bayfield Family Center, and Farmington Home Schools.

    COMMUNITY EVENTS: We also get involved with community groups. We went to see the Ignacio Boys and Girls Club as part of their mentoring program. The Girl Scouts came for their annual weekend camp. Last year we had almost 170 people! The girls earned their service badges and had a weekend of classes and wolf interaction. We again went to Hermit Park in Estes. This has always been an incredibly successful event with more visitors each year. We did four presentations and talked with hundreds of people. An elk even came by to investigate the wolves! This is a wonderful example of a great partnership and we appreciate all the time and effort the staff and rangers put into this event. I am so proud of the work we do with youth. The wolves do not belong to us, they are in our care and we never charge anyone for the learning and growing experience of interacting with them. I hope you, as our friends and supporters, realize what a difference you are making in the lives of animals and humans alike.


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