Alligator River/Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 1969
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131

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News Release

July 06, 2009

‘Far Traveler’ Educator Workshop Scheduled

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Red Wolf Recovery Program is offering a free educator workshop on Thursday, July 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Columbia, NC.  While the “Far Traveler” curriculum is designed mainly for K-8 students, much of the instructional material can be used to achieve education and interpretation objectives for all audiences. This workshop meets North Carolina Environmental Education Certification Criteria I or III. It may also qualify for one Continuing Education Unit.            

Northeastern North Carolina is home to the world’s only wild population of red wolves.  The endangered red wolf is present in portions of Dare, Tyrell, Hyde, Washington, and Beaufort Counties.  The Red Wolf Recovery Program teacher workshop will cover the basics of red wolf biology and conservation and will focus on concepts such as food webs, habitat, endangered species, wildlife management, and conflict-resolution regarding wildlife in communities.  Participants will learn and discuss curriculum activities as well as participate in an afternoon field trip to a very special place on the Alligator River  National Wildlife Refuge.

Comments from previous workshop participants include:

 At the suggestion of past participants, the workshop date was selected to coordinate with the Wednesday, July 22, red wolf howling safari.  Howling registration and further information can be found at www.redwolves.com.

Advanced workshop registration is required due to limited space.  For information and registration, please contact Diane Hendry, Red Wolf Recovery Program Outreach Coordinator, at (252) 473-1131 x 246 or diane_hendry@fws.gov.

You may also visit the Red Wolf Recovery Program website at http://www.fws.gov/redwolf/workshop.html for more information.