The Eyes of a Wolf

  • Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center 783 Townshend Road Grafton, VT, 05146 United States

*** This program is full. 

Date: Saturday, April 2nd
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Ages: 10 and up. 
Location:  Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, Grafton, VT
Cost: $15 until March 23; $20 after March 23. 

How are wolves, dogs, and humans different—or alike? Find out at "The Eyes of a Wolf" a spring science program for youth and adults, presented on Saturday, April 2. With wolf expert and advocate Adam Katrick of Wolfgard, NE, we will learn about canine behavior then embark on a wolf walk outdoors. 

Photo courtesy of dream-wallpaper.com

Photo courtesy of dream-wallpaper.com

Ever wonder about canine behavior and want to find out what's behind all that howling, growling, and sniffing? Explore canine behavior and discover the similarities and differences between wolves and dogs, their domestic cousins during the first part of this program called “Wolf, Dog, Human: What’s the Difference?” 

Following the indoor presentation, the group will embark on “Walk Like a Wolf” and hike on the trails of Grafton Ponds, comparing how humans move through field, marsh, and mountains with how animal predators navigate the wild. What does a wolf see, hear, and smell? How do wolves walk through the woods?  How would Vermont's wild places look if the wolf returned? This canine program will look at the Northeast landscape through "The Eyes of a Wolf."

The program will be held both indoors and outdoors. Please dress appropriate for the day's weather and wear shoes suitable for the trail.  Please bring a hearty snack and a water bottle. This will be a moderate hike, and you will have the opportunity to join in an awareness/stalking activity. The event will take place rain or shine. A completed emergency form is necessary for all youth participants attending without a parent.

About Adam Katrick

Adam Katrick has a lifelong passion for wolves and is devoted to making a wolf refuge in Vermont a reality. He is a member of the Northeast Wolf Coalition and has been active in bringing wolf education to southern Vermont through Wolfgard Northeast, a nonprofit organization that educates about wolves. He is an alumnus of Marlboro College, where his undergraduate thesis centered on wolf hunting behavior, wolves in literature, and fiction—multiple fields from which to explore the diverse nature of this predator. Adam spent a summer working MIssion: Wolf, a wolf refuge that focuses on education and sustainability.