Girl Scouts and Red Wolves

 

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Our visit to the WNC Nature Center with the girl scouts to meet the red wolves.

Helping three Girl Scouts fall in love with red wolves is not something we ever imagined would happen. But here we are at the WNC Nature Center introducing the girls to Karma & Garnet, the two resident red wolves.

This is one of our most inspiring and proudest moments of 2021. Even with a pandemic raging, wildlife conservation continues.

How Our Story Begins…

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Dale showing his red wolf sculpture to the girl scouts

“Can our Girl Scouts come over to see what a wildlife sculptor does in the studio?” one of the moms asked. “They are working on an outdoor badge.”

Well of course was our answer. I was a  scout once upon a time and worked hard for every badge on my Girl Scout sash.

The minute the girls walk in the door, they can not take their eyes off the red wolf sculpture. “Where do the wolves live? What do they eat?” The questions come in rapid-fire.

 

 

The Girl Scouts Are Smitten

By the end of their visit, the girls have decided to dedicate their fall fundraising project to help save our American red wolf. So begins our journey of helping Annie, Ellie & Bella on their wildlife conservation journey.

Next stop? The WNC Nature Center to meet two red wolves!

 

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The girls scouts are shown a red wolf scull from Candace, the red wolf keeper.

In Love With Karma & Garnet

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The girls scouts are shown a red wolf scull from Candace, the red wolf keeper.

We love partnering with the WNC Nature Center especially with their commitment to red wolf conservation. Their breeding pair, Karma & Garnet will hopefully have puppies in the spring.

When we called Kate Frost, the Nature Center’s Development Director to set up a visit for the Girl Scouts, we were blown away by the response. She arranged some special enrichment activities for the girls and the red wolves.

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One of the red wolves is very curious about Dale’s sculpture.

To learn more about the visit read Kate’s amazing and inspiring article, Girl Scout Troop collaborates with Nature Center, artist to help save red wolves published in the Mountain Express. We couldn’t be prouder to have a small part in introducing these girls to the critically endangered red wolf. We can’t wait to see what happens next… Stay tuned.

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