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National Wolf Awareness Week

Happy National Wolf Awareness Week!


By Nick Hadad

It’s National Wolf Awareness Week! We here at Animal School have been hard at work! We’ve filmed multiple videos this week featuring our talking wolf mascot, Howler Wolf, showcasing wolf facts and profiling some of the different wolves found in North America. Each short video will lead into a blog post regarding each wolf.

These will include the gray wolf, red wolf, eastern wolf, the Mexican gray wolf, arctic wolf, island wolf, and the coywolf (aka, the eastern coyote). We’ll wrap up the series with some information about wolf conservation. So keep your eyes open, Wild Things!

We wanted to make everyone aware of wolves! With such a varied reputation, it’s sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction regarding these lupines. Wolves aren’t as big and bad as they’re often made out to be. They’re actually extremely important creatures in their ecosystems.

As many of the wolf sanctuaries, biologists and wolf fans share their knowledge as we celebrate National Wolf Awareness Week, we wanted to do our part. We hope you enjoy the videos and the posts!

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Promotional Handouts

By Katie Gill, @CaffeinatedKid

Welcome back, Wild Things.

As I mentioned a few days ago, we have a couple of events coming up that we have been creating materials for. In case we don’t see you at the Walworth Harvest Moon Festival on October 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., you can still check out our new kestrel coloring page, along with last year’s fox face and our updated Animal School flier. Links to all three are below. Make sure to share our info with anyone you think may be interested in our programs. Thanks, buddies!

Animal School 2017 Flier

Fox Face Coloring Page

Animal School Kestrel Coloring Page

Until next time, keep your wild side roarin’.

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The Great American Kestrel Coloring Page!

By Katie Gill, @CaffeinatedKid

Welcome back, Wild Things! We have been busy behind the scenes, crafting up new characters, programs and materials, not to mention going to various events to promote ourselves.

Speaking of, we will be at the Pittsford Farmers Market this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. One of our talking characters will be there to answer any questions you may have about animals. We will also have coloring pages for the kids and origami animals for sale to help us keep running!

Additionally, we will be at the Walworth Harvest Moon Festival on October 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kele Kestrel will be teaching people about kestrels and other birds of prey. We will also have a coloring station set up, and for that reason we made a new coloring page! It’s an American Kestrel. Originally, I was going to make a male and female head, since their bodies have different colors and markings, but, since either sex has a nearly identical head to the other, it didn’t make sense for me to produce two.

So, freebie for you all today: Animal School Kestrel Coloring Page

Tell your friends about Animal School, because we can use all the publicity and word of mouth possible.

Until we cross paths again: keep your wild side roarin’.