Why Wasn't Lassie a Wolf? A Scientific Exploration of Dogs

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March 16, 2013


Wolf Conservation Center

South Salem

All Ages

$16; $13 children younger than age 12

Event description: Wherever there are people, there are dogs. But how well do we really know this extraordinary species that holds such a special place in our lives? Recently, there has been an explosion of research across the globe that helps us understand dogs and their perspective.

Julie Hecht, canine behavioral researcher and science writer, will share exciting research into what dogs know, understand, and perceive. We can now begin to answer questions like: Why do dogs appear so receptive to human emotions? Could dogs have evolved particular behaviors to communicate specifically with humans? And what is going on with that "guilty look?" These findings can enhance our relationships with our four-legged friends! Julie's interactive program is exciting and informative for audiences of all ages and will include live demonstrations (with dogs!). Pre-registration is required.

Address: 7 Buck Run
South Salem, NY 10590
Phone: 914-763-2373
Website: nywolf.org

About Wolf Conservation Center

Standard hours: Open by Program Registration Only

The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), founded in 1999 by Hélène Grimaud, is a private, not-for-profit environmental education organization located in South Salem, NY.

The WCC’s mission is to promote wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future. The WCC accomplishes this mission through onsite and offsite education programs emphasizing wolf biology, the ecological benefits of wolves and other large predators, and the current status of wolf recovery in the United States.

Parking: Free

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