Direct From Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Direct From Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Suitable for Grades 1-3

DATE

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022

1:00-1:45pm (MST)

WHERE

Zoom - Participants will receive a link after registering

and/ or

TELUS Spark Science Centre

PRICE

Individual Student/Household: $5

Per class online (up to 35 students): $100

Per class at Spark (up to 35 students): $245

GRADE

Best suited for grades 1-3

Discover the fascinating world of wolfdogs, with the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Direct from Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is a collaborative program offering a unique educational experience hosted by TELUS Spark! Students will be directly connected to experts at the sanctuary with access to a delightful mix of pre-recorded content, worksheets, and live interactions for student questions. The Q&A portion of this experience will be located in one of the wolfdog enclosures amongst a pack of wolfdogs.

Topics covered will include: Differences between wolfdogs & wolves, diet, senses, the needs of domesticated and wild animals, behaviours, seasonal changes and best practices.

Enter discount "YamnuskaI50" to save 50% off Session 2 & 3 bookings when you book Session 1!

Price

At TELUS Spark

One Session: $245 per class (includes admission to the science centre)

Virtually

$5 per student, or $100 per class (up to 35 students)

Dates

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022

1:00-1:45pm (MST)

About Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that oversees the rescue and safe sanctuary for wolfdogs that have been neglected, abandoned, or otherwise displaced.

Through its educational programs, the Sanctuary discusses the challenges of wolfdog ownership and promotes responsible ownership by outlining what a suitable home should look like. The Sanctuary also touches on the importance of preserving wolves in the wild!

For more information please contact [email protected]

For in-person bookings at Spark, please call 403.817.6802

Virtual Bookings
  • GUEST SPEAKER

Alyx Harris – Sanctuary Manager

Alyx has always had a passion for animals. She took a strong interest in dogs, and furthered this passion by taking an apprenticeship program to become a dog trainer after she graduated high school.

Later in 2015, Alyx started her own mobile dog training business: Wisepup Training. After volunteering at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, Alyx was offered a full time position as Sanctuary Manager. Working at the sanctuary has allowed Alyx to further her knowledge in animal behaviour, which she applies to all animals she gets the opportunity to train and interact with.

Social Cues & Communication

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021

Time: 1PM - 1:45 PM

Curious about canines? Discover how wolfdogs communicate important social cues without the power of human speech. Chat with Alyx Harris, a wolfdog expert at the sanctuary, for a live tour and Q&A!

Curriculum Ties

Senses – Grade 1

Needs of Plants and Animals – Grade 1

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Temperatures & Ecosystem

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2021

Time: 1PM - 1:45 PM

Understand seasonal changes in wolfdogs and the Rocky Mountain ecosystem and interact with Alyx Harris, a wolfdog expert at the sanctuary, for a live tour and Q&A.

Curriculum Ties

Seasons and Seasonal changes – Grade 1

Needs of Plants and Animals – Grade 1

Hot & Cold Temperatures – Grade 2

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Adaptations & Life Cycles

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2021

Time: 1PM - 1:45 PM

Discover the life cycle of wolfdogs, how they hunt for food, stay safe, and grow from a pup to a wolfdog. Chat with Alyx Harris, a wolfdog expert at the sanctuary, for a live tour and Q&A!

Curriculum Ties

Life cycles (Puppies)- Grade 3

Needs of Plants and Animals – Grade 1

Adaptations

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