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Wolves and Northwoods Carnivores: A Look at Predatory Ecology

Offered through the Audubon Center of the North Woods in Sandstone, MN, the J-term course "Wolves and other Large Carnivores: A Look at Predatory Ecology" is entering its 29th year and has captivated hundreds of students and spurred careers in wildlife research, education and biology. 

During this course, students learn through:
Informative Lectures:
  • Wolves
  • Coyotes and Foxes
  • Lynx
  • Bobcats and Cougars
  • Mustelids
  • Bears
  • Northern Minnesota Prey species
Outdoor Skills:
  • Tracking and Sign Reading     
  • Winter Tree and Shrub Identification
  • Orienteering and Map Reading
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Winter Safety and First Aid
Field trips to: 
  • Wildlife Science Center
  • International Wolf Center
  • North American Bear Center
  • Wild Cat Sanctuary
  • USGS Great Lakes Wolf Research Field Office
  • Banning State Park
  • Sandstone National Wildlife Refuge
  • Superior National Forest                     
  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area
  • Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior
  • Transects
  • Browse Surveys
  • Fur, scat and urine samples
  • Necropsies
  • Ethograms
Offered by the Audubon Center of the North Woods, January 2-19, 2013  
REMINDER: This January Interim course is fast approaching, so if students plan on registering, now is the time before the class fills.
To find out more about the course you can visit the J-Term webpage at: