Live from Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
Live with Spark Series

Direct from Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Suitable for Grades 1-3

WHAT

Live Q&A and tour with the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

WHEN

Thurs, Mar 11, 2021

Thurs, May 27, 2021

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

WHERE

Zoom - Participants will receive a link after registering

AGE

Best suited for grades 1-3

Discover the fascinating world of wolfdogs

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 woldogs.

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

Price

Individual Students

  • One Session: $5 per person
  • Three Sessions: $10 per person

Schools

  • One Session: $100 per class of 20 students or more
  • Enter discount YamnuskaC50 at the shopping cart screen to save 50% off Session 2 & 3 bookings when you book Session 1

** Classroom bookings for this workshop will also available for all at-home learners. Unique participation links for classroom bookings will be sent after registration.

S.1 Social Cues & Communication

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020

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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S.2 Temperatures & Ecosystem

Date: Thursday, March 11, 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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S.3 Adaptations & Life Cycles

Date: Thursday, May 27, 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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Guest Host

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.

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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!

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