Ancient Community May Have Sacrificed and Eaten Dogs to Become ‘Werewolves’

WORLD Members of a Bronze Age culture that lived along the Russian steppe practiced ritual sacrifice of dogs and wolves, and their young men then ate them as part of an initiation ceremony evoking the mythological transformation into a werewolf. (Newsweek) “All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is.” Learn more with our great study guide on wolves of ritual, myth, and legend. … Continue reading Ancient Community May Have Sacrificed and Eaten Dogs to Become ‘Werewolves’

Why Do Wolves Tilt Their Heads?

SCIENCE Do dogs and wolves hear better when they tilt their heads? Do humans? (Reddit LifeProTips) Use our resources to get some tips on teaching about wolves. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why do dogs, wolves, and other canids tilt their heads when listening? Canids tilt their heads to determine the vertical placement of … Continue reading Why Do Wolves Tilt Their Heads?

Meet the Coywolf

SCIENCE It is rare for a new animal species to emerge in front of scientists’ eyes. But this seems to be happening in eastern North America. (The Economist) Use our resources to learn more about coywolves. Discussion Ideas The Economist article makes a case that the so-called coywolf is “greater than the sum of its parts.” Its parts include the DNA from three distinct species. … Continue reading Meet the Coywolf

Why Did the Wolf Cross the Road?

SCIENCE For the first time, a wolf has been tracked crossing an ice bridge into northern Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. (Nat Geo News) Use our family activity guide to learn more about gray wolves, or use the educator guide to get a grasp of these creatures for the classroom! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including … Continue reading Why Did the Wolf Cross the Road?

Go on a Family “Camping” Trip

If this December break from school is starting to feel long, here’s a new idea to spice up the post-holiday doldrums and ring in the New Year. While the weather outside might be frightful, you can still go on an indoor family camping trip. Use this family activity guide to learn about gray wolves while laughing and learning together. Kids love animals, though some animals … Continue reading Go on a Family “Camping” Trip