In 2017 I had the unparalleled pleasure of being one of the handlers with Apex Protection Project at the first-ever Wolf Week in Sedona, Arizona. It was an experience I will cherish until my last day.
Wolf Week is a concept created by Paula Ficara and Steve Wastell of Apex Protection Project along with Betsy and Timon of Plan B to Save Wolves. They imagined a festival of conservation where leading scientists, filmmakers, conservationists and wolf-lovers could come together to share, discuss and strengthen a wolf-positive community. In addition, these events would be open to the public to encourage people to question the societal negativity and fear of wolves and wolf-dogs and to educate people of all ages on the real facts about wolves.
The first event was held in Sedona, Arizona in April 2017. It was a resounding success. From brunches with the Apex Ambassador Pack to meet-and-greet (more like meet-and-get-wolfdog-kisses) at local schools, Sedona howled with love for wolves and wolf-dogs by the end of the event.
Wolf Week 2018 will be held in Sedona from April 15-22 and will feature even more amazing experiences surrounding education, wolf conservation, and the Apex Pack.
The 5 days of events during Wolf Week 2018 will involve a co-existance panel featuring speakers from Defenders of Wildlife, Wildlife Science, the Working Circle Collaborative, and more. Marc Cooke of Wolves of the Rockies will be speaking, along with KC York of Trap-Free Montana. Visitors will have the chance to meet the Apex Pack at Poco Diablo Resort and numerous films on wolves will be screened including children’s film Alpha & Omega and The Right to Be Wild.
Sedona Wolf Week 2018 is set to be an unforgettable event and a must for anyone who loves, or is even curious about wolves.
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