Red Wolf Educational Materials Pack (Red Wolf Species Survival Plan): games, activities, factsheets, and presentations on red wolves for K-5th grade classrooms.
Red Wolf Educational Websites (Red Wolf Species Survival Plan)
Far Traveler: A Teacher’s Companion to Red Wolf Recovery, Second Edition (2008), United States Fish and Wildlife Service Red Wolf Recovery Team and the Red Wolf Coalition. This resources offers a variety of interactive activities and lessons for grades K-10. Curriculum materials integrate critical thinking skills, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development into lessons about the red wolf.
You may download Far Traveler in PDF format here. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy of this curriculum, please contact the Red Wolf Coalition at email@example.com or call 252-796-5600.
Kids Planet World Wide Wolves: This fun and interactive site for kids provides information about wolves and other wildlife, including a special section for teachers.
Defenders of Wildlife Planet Kids Wolf Discovery Curriculum
Scientific Classification of Wolves (International Wolf Center)
Red and Gray Wolf Coloring Pages (Wolf Conservation Center)
Other Wolf Resources (International Wolf Center)
Complete Reading List (pdf format)
Upper Middle School to Adult
- The Secret World of Red Wolves: The Fight to Save North America’s Other Wolf by T. DeLene Beeland, 1st edition, University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
- Return of the Wolf – Successes and Threats in the US and Canada by Steve Grooms, 3rd edition, Nova Vista Publishing Company, 2005.
- The Red Wolf – Help Save This Endangered Species by Alison Imbriaco, Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2008.
- Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation, edited by L. David Mech and Luigi Boitani, Chapter 11 – “Restoration of the Red Wolf” by Michael K. Phillips, V. Gary Henry and Brian T. Kelly, The University of Chicago Press, 2003.
- Meant To Be Wild – The Struggle to Save Endangered Species Through Captive Breedingby Jan DeBlieu, Chapter 1, “The Wolves of Alligator River,” Fulcrum Printing, 1993;
- Hoagland on Nature by Edward Hoagland, Essay Collection, “Lament the Red Wolf,” pgs. 87-130, The Lyons Press, 2003.
- Another Country – Journeying Toward the Cherokee Mountains by Christopher Camuto, Henry Holt, 1997.
- The Red Wolf by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein and Robert Silverstein; the Millbrook Press, 1994
- Gray Wolf, Red Wolf by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, Sandpiper Publisher, 1994.
- Return of the Red Wolf, a graphic novel targeted towards 7th graders. This educational project is a fantastic collaboration between the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Education Advisor, Craig Standridge, and Washington artist, Beth Graham. The novel is narrated by Graham, a red wolf at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and aims to tell students about red wolf natural history, the recovery process, and how everyone can get involved in red wolf conservation. 1st edition, printed by the Point Defiance Zoological Society, 2013.
- Journey of the Red Wolf by Roland Smith, Dutton Juvenile, 1996; (Grades 5-9)
- Red Wolf Country by Jonathon London, Dutton Children’s Books, 1996
- Red Wolves – And Then There Were (Almost) None by Meish Goldish, Bearport Publishing, 2009
- The Red Wol by Fred Harrington, The Library of Wolves and Wild Dogs, PowerKids Press, 2002.
Scientific and Popular Articles
- International Wolf Magazine, A Publication of The International Wolf Center - Summer 2013, "A Closer Look at Red Wolf Recovery: A Conversation with Dr. David R. Rabon" by Neil Hutt.
- Slate Magazine—February issue, 2013. “Are red wolves worth the trouble?” by T. DeLene Beeland.
- North Carolina Coastal Federation’s Coastal Review Online–December online edition, 2012. “Red wolf programs ends its 25th year,” by Catherine Kozak.
- Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine–December issue, 2012. “Last stand of the red wolf,” by Russell Roe. Natural History Magazine –October issue, 2012. “Red wolf’s last stand,” by Cheryl Lyn Dybas.
- WAZA Magazine –Volume 13, 2012 “Extirpated in the wild: recovering the red wolf” by Will Waddell and David Rabon, Jr.
- North American Fauna—Number 77, October 2012. “An account of the taxonomy of North American wolves from morphological and genetic analyses” by Steven Chambers, Steven Fain, Bud Fazio, and Michael Amaral.
- Wolf Print—Volume 45, 2012, “Song of the south: restoring and protecting America’s other wolf” by Neil Hutt.
- International Wolf Magazine, Winter 2007 – Special Red Wolf Issue – Published by the International Wolf Center
- Southeastern Naturalist – Volume 1, Number 2, 2002, “The Original Status of Wolves in Eastern North America” by Robert M. Nowak.
Videos & Podcasts
- Red Wolf Recovery YouTube Channel
- Live red wolf enclosure cam at SSP facility, Wolf Conservation Center
- Live red wolf den cam at SSP facility, Wolf Conservation Center
- Red Wolf Podcast: hear the observations of the Virginia colonists as they stepped out into a new continent and encountered many of these wild animals for the first time (Virginia Living Museum)
- Wildsides: interactive multimedia exploring red wolves and human conflicts
- Public Radio East’s The Down East Journal
- Recovering a Species—The Red Wolf Part 1
- Recovering a Species—The Red Wolf Part 2
- Red Wolf Recovery Flickr page
- USFWS National Digital Library: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video, most of which are in the public domain. Those not in the public domain are intended for personal, private use.