Wolf Ecology and Behaviour

Wolves - displays of dominanceOur Wolf Center is a must see, must experience place for your students. Students will witness a pack of non-socialized captive wolves through one-way glass. They will also learn about the pack through an interpretive conversation with your guide. [wolf-pups-by-Sam-Allard.jpg] Your students can ask questions about the wolf pack interactions, their history at the forest, roles they play within the pack, and receive insightful information from your facilitator, movies, and displays. Students will be intrigued by the amazing abilities these wild animals have and discover the impacts wolves have on their natural environment. Students are always amazed to see the wolves playing, eating, or just sleeping. Students may wonder through the other exhibits to learn about other animals native to the area and how they impact and interact within the environment. For more information please visit the Wolf Center page.

Wolf Howls (evening program)

After visiting the wolf center during the day, have your students extend their wolf experience by participating in a wolf howl at night. Wolf Fang howling, August 2013A professional facilitator will provide you with more knowledge about wolf packs and quietly hike through base camp with the group. The suspense is incredible! Students and teachers are always in anticipation for that spine tickling response from our wolves. 


For inquires and pricing information please contact our facilitation staff at experiences@haliburtonforest.com.

Expectations for Grade 12

SE.UBC2 – describe, and put in historical and cultural context, some scientists' contributions that have changes evolutionary concepts
SE.UBC3 – analyse evolutionary mechanisms and their effects on biodiversity and extinction
SE.UBC4 – explain using examples, the process of adaption of individual organisms to their environment

Population Dynamics
SE.UBC1 – explain the concepts of interaction among different species of animals and plants
SE.UBC2 – describe characteristics of population such as growth, density, distribution, carrying capacity, minimum/viable size
SE.UBC3 – compare and explain the fluctuation of a population of a species of plant, wild animal, and micro-organism, with an emphasis on such factors as carrying capacity, fecundity, and predation
SE.DSI3 – using the ecological hierarchy for living things, evaluate how a change in one population can affect the entire hierarchy both physically and economically

The Environment and Resource Management
Geographic Foundations: Space and Systems
SE.BKU1 – describe selected relationships among the earth's diverse natural systems
SE.BKU4 – identify the factors that contribute to the survival of a species within an ecosystem
SE.DPS2 – explain interactions between producers, consumers, and decomposers within a selected ecosystem
SE.DPS3 – analyse how various factors contribute to the fragility and/or resilience of selected ecosystems
SE.LTA3 – analyse how the distinctive natural features of the local ecosystem interact
SE.LTA4 – illustrate how a combination of biotic and abiotic factors and processes produces a selected ecosystems

The Environment and Resource Management (Workplace)
Geographic Foundations: Space and Systems
SE.DPS4 – predict, using a food web, the results of the removal of a species from the food chain