Arkansas State University

It’s red wolves and more red wolves at Arkansas State University (Or AState for short)!  We were stunned at how AState has full-heartedly embraced red wolf conservation the first time we visited. Of course, having the red wolf as the school mascot doesn’t hurt! And to learn more about why we love red wolves read our Cool Fact sheet on red wolves.

Arkansas State University

Dale, Loti, Chris Lasher Regina Mossotti & Jeff Hankins around the HOWL sculpture at Arkansas State University

The university has developed an entire education program around the critically endangered American red wolf. The school has both a student-led Red Wolves for Red Wolves organization and a required course of all freshmen, educating their students about these magnificent animals, the struggles they face and how to get involved in protecting the species. In addition, the Arkansas Center for Biodiversity Collections on campus serves as the official repository for all tissue, blood & DNA samples from red wolves in the wild and in captivity.

Our partnership began in 2019 when we loaned Dale’s original red wolf sculpture, “Just Settling In” to Arkansas State University to increase awareness of red wolves. This collaboration continues in 2020 with our very first scholarship established called the Weiler Woods Red Wolf Conservation Scholarship for students specializing in wildlife and conservation studies. We are really excited about seeing where this leads us.

EASY ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

  • Donate to our Scholarship Fund by making a directed gift to the Weiler Woods Red Wolf Scholarship Conservation Fund at https://www.astate.edu/a/advancement/give-now/index.dot. Just put our scholarship name in the “Other” box under “I would like to give to”. And even better, it is tax deductible!
  • Learn more about AState on their website
  • Fund your own scholarship program or give to an existing scholarship.

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