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Wolf Park's workshops offer once-in-a-lifetime experiential learning opportunities in a variety of fields, including animal behavior, life coaching, and art. Our workshops often incorporate Wolf Park staff and animal ambassadors to provide a unique, multidisciplinary experience.

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“Silent Meditation Retreat: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation” with Jacqueline Nelson

April 09-10, 2022

$50 Registration Fee + Program Fee on a Sliding Scale

The “Four Foundations of Mindfulness” establish a foundation for a meditation practice. They are a path for learning how to meditate, and to deepening your meditation practices. The four foundations are doorways into our present moment experiences which we all share. Throughout the two days we will unpack these teachings through an exploration of seeing clearly within your own body, mind, heart~ you will begin to understand experientially how these four foundations can guide you into a deeper sense of ease, stillness and being with what ever arises.


“Cultivating Self Compassion: A discipline that leads to more wholehearted living” with Rebecca Lile

May 21-22, 2022


This hands-on interactive workshop will explore how compassion can be cultivated and nurtured in such a way that it strengthens how we can live more fully in this world. Research has shown the enormous benefits of treating yourself with compassion and extending the same love and care to yourself as you would show a good friend. If you want to discover how self compassion can lead to a richer way of living , give yourself the gift of this workshop. The workshop includes an ambassador encounter with Wolf Park’s bison herd.

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“Four Week Virtual Watercolor Workshop” with Rusty Harden 

July 09, 16, 23, 30, 2022 | 1:00 – 3:30 pm EST


Wolf Park and Rusty Harden Studio’s are offering four week, two and half hour progressive watercolor classes online for beginners and inexperienced artists. Learn how to capture the wildlife and the nature you love. The workshop focus is on developing skills and building confidence while teaching the techniques that will improve the skills of a beginner artist. The goal is for you to be able to use these techniques straight away to create beautiful paintings.

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Day with Wolf Park Ambassadors

October 08, 2022


Join Wolf Park for a unique learning experience taught by our staff and animal ambassadors. You will learn about the behavior, ecology, and conservation status of wolves, foxes, and bison as well as the history of Wolf Park. You will also learn how to read and interpret canid behavior and body language through presentations and ambassador encounters. Be sure to bring your camera and open ears for this exclusive day with Wolf Park’s wolf, fox, and bison ambassadors.

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Mini Vision Board Workshop & Journaling for a Day Workshops” with Rebecca Lile

Vision Boards | October 14, 2022 | 6:00 – 8:00pm | $35

Journaling for a Day | October 15, 2022 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $99

Both workshops: $129

A vision board is quite literally a collage or a collection of pictures or words that represents your goals, your dreams and your visions.   These boards are a one of a kind creation because they are unique to the person making them. Journaling is an incredible tool for personal development. Writing words on a page that no one will read can help you gain clarity, boost confidence, lower stress, experience groundedness, and create a means for self expression. 

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Intermediate-Expert Animal Oil Painting Workshop with Jenny Buckner

November 01-04, 2022


Join Jenny Buckner and Wolf Park’s wolf ambassadors for a workshop unlike any other. Participants will spend a portion of their first day photographing wolves with world-renowned photographer Monty Sloan. Using photographs of Wolf Park’s ambassador animals, Jenny will guide participants through her entire process of painting wolves and foxes; from drawing to finish, with special emphasis on light and shadow.

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