Our guide, Kelsey, was very knowledgeable and did a great job interacting with the students. She listened to ALL of their questions and shared so much information. There were several comments from our parents that this was the best field trip they had been on.
We had a fabulous time. The only negative was that we had four classes of about 20 students each. I was told we would be separated into four groups. Due to another field trip two of our classes were put together. When we returned I found out one of our classes did not get to experience the classroom or wolf pelts.
This was my second visit to the EWC; the first with my family, and now with my high school ecology students. I plan on returning with my students again and again. It is certainly a great place to visit and tour. The reason I chose "Somewhat Satisfied," rather than "Very Satisfied," is that I am looking for an in-depth discussion of the biological issues surrounding canid conservation, such as inbreeding depression and how to avoid it, as well as the genetics of canids with a history of hybridization or introgression, such as the red wolf, eastern wolf, and eastern coyote. If it were possible to coordinate a lesson with a teacher like myself in the future, that would be very helpful. Otherwise, the tour was excellent, and I'm looking forward to returning for this unit next year. Thank you!
Absolutely amazing information, fantastic hostest and really cool facility. It wod just be nice to get to see a little more. Maybe for the kids a few hands on activities or interactive activities would help keep them more interested. Maybe offering binoculars to view animals that are far away to get a better look
Overall, great experience. I think the kids just began to lose interest. Engaging the children a bit more on the tour with questions might be helpful also.
We had a wonderful visit and learned a lot. We will recommend this trip to others in our program! One area I wish we had asked more questions about was the science of conservation, what factors impact decision making and the success or failure of conservation schemes, etc. Thank you!
Could be the time of the day we came, but we didn't see many wolves. While I know this is not your fault, it was just a bit disappointing. Other than that, we enjoyed it!
Staff were very knowledgeable about the animals and each of their stories and we all loved seeing the animals. With 2 classrooms in the presentation room, we were quite crowded and they struggled to write (activity) without table or clipboards. I think they would have written more and those papers would have contained more of what you were looking for if they had a table to write on. There was a joke made by the presenter that was a bit inappropriate for 4th graders. The animal passports were awesome, the students really liked them.
The tour guide did a good job conversing with the children. We had discussed poetry and figurative language before we came. If we had not, I am not sure it would have went as well. I think adding a little bit of that in at the beginning would have been more of a true literary experience. I love that there is a LA/creative writing field trip. I would be happy to help (volunteer) to help with activities to develop the field trip more. JoAnn
The staff was inviting, patient and friendly to all of the students. We enjoyed the hands on activities this year.
Our students had an amazing time at the Endangered Wolf Center. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us TONS of new information about wolves. The students had an opportunity to see the animals and they loved it. I thought that the tour and lesson were well planned, timed, and executed. We would definitely come again next year.
The students learned a lot and were so excited to see all the animals that they got to see! Both of our guides were awesome. It was a great experience for our 4th graders!
This is the second time I have been to the Endangered Wolf Center. It was fun and informative. The lady (Lisa) had a worksheet at the end and was great and patience with the kids. I would go again. We are even talking about going to a howl. Thank you again.