Saturday, February 11, 2012

"The Grey" is a Movie, Yellowstone is an Adventure.

You don't need to have a plane wreck in the Alaskan wilderness to see wild wolves, there's an easier way...

wolf 2.jpg 2-3-12.jpgJoin the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) and Yellowstone Wildlife Biologists Nathan Varley, PhD, and Linda Thurston, M.S., for a unique and educational trip in Yellowstone National Park to observe wild wolves in the ecosystem they have helped save.


We're offering two opportunities to enjoy an adventure of a lifetime!

The Spring Adventure:
Begins May 25 and ends May 29

The Summer Adventure:
Begins June 24 and ends June 28



The timing of each trip is ideal. Wolves are out searching for prey for their young pups and grizzlies are visible foraging in the meadows and valleys. Newborn elk calves hide in the grass and sage while young bison calves kick and buck as they follow the herds. We'll be traveling with our friends from The Wild Side, wildlife biologists who know the best places in the park to observe the diverse wildlife. Nathan and Linda are phenomenal guides and are among a special group of Yellowstone "Ambassadors," wonderful folks who can't help but enhance the thrill one feels when beholding the country’s oldest national park. The WCC Yellowstone Adventures were a huge success last year and we are giddy about returning. You can learn more about what one might expect during the trips from last year's WCC travel blog: Day One, Day Two, and Day Three.

The trips are open to individuals and families with mature children but space is limited. The registration deadline for the Spring Adventure is April 1, 2012.

Cost: $1995/person - double occupancy (airfare is not included) and $500 of the fee is 100% tax deductible

The Bonus: A portion of your trip fee will help send WCC educators along -- and is fully tax-deductible! Click here for more details, or contact Spencer at 914-763-2373 x2 or spencer@nywolf.org.

1 comment:

Portugal said...

The movie partly reminded me of The Edge, starring Anthony Hopkins. Although this group of survivors is larger, and they are hunted by wolves instead of a bear, the terrain is similar. The Grey seems realistic and doesn't idealize the situation in any way. The men are in danger and fighting for their lives, and their actions are plausible. If you are facing a pack of wolves unarmed, your chances of survival are not good. The Grey doesn't shy away from that fact.

Action scenes are infrequent, but have considerable impact. How would you try to survive if you had no food or shelter and had to make your way through freezing snow? Would it be best to try to make your own way back to civilization, or stay at the crash site and hope for rescue?

The movie explores the characters of several of the crash survivors and we come to understand their individual choices. The setting is grim, so don't expect a heartwarming story. This is real.