Mission: To serve as an educational resource for all ages by providing exposure to wild animals and the body of knowledge generated for their conservation; to advance understanding of wild animal biology through long-term, humane scientific studies on captive populations, thus contributing to technical training for wildlife agencies, educational institutions and conservation agencies.
Programs: Education: the wildlife science center provided programs for over 12,000 visitors. Programs are provided for the general public, non-school organizations and school groups ages pre-k through 12 and post secondary. Every wildlife science center education program is aligned with national and state science standards, but the focus of presentation does not involve science. The subject of wolves and wildlife lends itself to discussions of history, culture, mathematics, literature, art, and other topics. Close-up observation of our wildlife affords unique learning oppotunities from color and size variation to a more in-depth look at adaptations, behaviors, management and conservation. Training: wildlife science center continued a long tradition of providing hands-on training to wild life professionals and students using our real wolves and bears. Research: biologists have spent time researching animals in natural habitat in order to maintain healthy wolf and bear populations.