The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) of South Salem, N.Y. and their Arctic gray wolf, Atka, will visit Rocky Point School Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
The program, which is open to the public, includes an awe-inspiring, up-close encounter with this important but misunderstood predator. Attendees will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. By providing science-based education programming with Atka, the WCC encourages a philosophy of respect for all living things. Nature is essential for the physical and emotional health of children and adults; Atka the wolf helps forge that connection.
Rocky Hill School sixth-grader Alyssa Grayson of West Warwick is an avid supporter of wolf conservation. She orchestrated Atka’s visit to campus. In 2012, she won the Humane Society of the United States “Kind Kid Award” for her work teaching others to protect and respect all animals. She also maintains a blog at wolfwatcher.org.