This is a Happy Hour event which will be a fun, entertaining way to learn about wolves and let off a little steam. Given it is a Happy Hour there may be alcohol consumed by attendees so we advise this be an adult-only event.
This event will be held online. The link will be provided to all registrants a few days prior to the event.
With your purchase, you will also receive a link to watch all the free programming offered throughout Wolf Week. The free programming is a different Facebook page and a different link, all accessible even if you do not have a Facebook account.
An evening of history, banter, stories, and more as legends Doug Smith, Rick McIntyre, and Carter Niemeyer come together as never before. Moderated by Kim Bean, live Q&A from the audience, games, prizes, and more.
If you could have Happy Hour with anyone who would you invite? Join us for an evening of history, banter, stories, and more as legends Doug Smith, Rick McIntyre, and Carter Niemeyer come together as never before. Moderated by Kim Bean of Wolves of the Rockies, this event will be live with Q&A from the audience, games, prizes, and more.
IMPORTANT: all programs are in Pacific Time. All programming is available on a Sedona Wolf Week Facebook page accessed by a link provided to registered attendees.
How it works: All programming and presentations will play on a dedicated Facebook page. You must register to receive the link to the private page, which will be sent to you a couple of days before Wolf Week. Please know you do NOT have to have a Facebook profile or sign up for Facebook to view this dedicated page.
All events at wolf week will be recorded and available for viewing after. For paid events, you must register for those events in order to view the recordings after wolf week.
Doug Smith is the project leader for the Wolf Restoration Project in Yellowstone and has been with the program since its inception. Doug has studied wolves for over 20 years. Before Yellowstone, he worked with wolves in Michigan (Isle Royale National Park) and Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Idaho, a Master of Science in Biology from Michigan Technological University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno, in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology.
Rick McIntyre was hired as a naturalist at Yellowstone National Park in 1994 and had the title Wolf Interpreter. For over 15 years, from June of 2000 through August of 2015, Rick went out before dawn every single day into the park. In early 2019, he surpassed 100,000 wolf sightings in Yellowstone with nearly 12,000 pages of field notes of his observations. Rick continues his daily study of wolves in Yellowstone while writing three books about his experiences with wolves in Yellowstone.
Carter Niemeyer, formerly of the Dept. of U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Carter served as the wolf recovery coordinator for Idaho. As an expert government trapper, he was a member of the federal wolf reintroduction team in Canada in the mid-1990s. Niemeyer has been a trapper, hunter, and wildlife proponent his entire life. Wolves, he believes, add to the outdoor experience, and people who see or hear them should consider the experience thrilling. Wolves do not, as many believe, kill everything in sight, destroy their food supply, or lick their chops at kids waiting at bus stops. They are simply predators like lions and bears, and anyone who believes otherwise is, well, wrong.