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May 20, 2011

Wolves and Wild Lands Opening Day!

Meet Wolf Experts, Hear Talks, and Tour New Exhibit
Sat., June. 4, 2011, 10 am – 4 pm

Seattle – Join the Burke Museum for the opening day of Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century, a timely new exhibit about wolves in the U.S. today. See five full-sized wolf specimens from around the country, hear wolf sounds, and explore the hands-on area while learning about wolves in Washington State. Experts will be on hand throughout the day giving presentations and talking to visitors:

Exhibit Opening Day Program

10:30 am: "Of Owls, Wolves and Woodpeckers," a visual celebration by Paul Bannick

11:30 am: "Wolves are Returning to Washington: the balancing act of recovery and managing conflicts," a presentation by Harriet Allen, endangered species manager for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

1:00 pm: "Wolves and the Quileute," a presentation by Roger Jackson, a Quileute tribal elder and member of the Tlokwali/Ceremonial Wolf Society.

2:00 pm "Wolves in Washington," an update from Mitch Friedman, Conservation Northwest's executive director.

This event is included with museum admission. Parking is $5 in the morning and free after noon. The Burke's presentation of Wolves and Wild Lands and Wolves in Washington State has been made possible by support from Tom and Sonya Campion, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation, Norcliffe Foundation, Quest for Truth Foundation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Anonymous.

Thanks to our advisors on the exhibit: Conservation NW, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Cascades National Park, Washington Department of Natural Resources, and Wolf Haven International.

The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursdays.

NOTE NEW ADMISSION PRICES: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children 4 and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Prorated parking fees are $15 and partially refundable upon exit if paid in cash. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.


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