Our popular Family Fridays are back!
Meet the feathered, hairy and scaly creatures that live near and far. Family Friday programs are for children and adults, open to all, and free with paid admission to the garden. Designed to develop an appreciation of the natural world, these programs will inform and delight participants of all ages. These popular programs meet in the Education Center at 10:30am.
Meet Atka, Ambassador Wolf
from the Wolf Conservation Center
Join Atka, a magnificent arctic gray wolf, and Maggie Howell from the Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem, NY, for an awe-inspiring, up-close encounter with this important but misunderstood predator. Learn about the natural history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations.
Maggie Howell is Director of the Wolf Conservation Center, the pre-eminent facility in the eastern United States for the captive breeding and re-release of endangered wolves. She earned a BS in Biology from Vassar College, with a focus on animal behavior. She has been working with large predators since 1998 and with WCC since 2005.