Binghamton University presents an afternoon with Atka, an ambassador wolf
Atka, a 4-year-old Arctic wolf, will pay a visit to the Binghamton University campus as part of an informational program on wolves and other endangered species. The program, which is open to the public, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22 in Lecture Hall 1.
Raised in captivity, Atka has become the ambassador wolf of the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) of South Salem, New York. WCC staff, including primary handler Rebecca Bose, who raised Atka, will be on hand. The mission of the WCC, a non-profit organization, is to educate people about wolves and the need to preserve their habitat, as well as wilderness and biodiversity issues.
In 2006, Atka visited over 100 schools, nature centers and museums. Co-presenting with the WCC will be a representative of the Coalition to Restore the Eastern Wolf (CREW), a group of more than 20 organizations working to protect wildlife habitat and foster wolf recovery in the Northeast.
This program is sponsored by the Binghamton Scholars, a selective all-university four-year honors program for Binghamton University students of exceptional merit. The scholar students have undertaken this effort as part of the community-service aspect of the Scholars program. A $2 donation is requested. All proceeds will go to the WCC and CREW. For more information contact Francine Montemurro at (607) 777-2388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.