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Wolves: Timid Predators? at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, April 7

Monday, Apr. 03, 2017

American gray wolf

USU wildlife ecologist Dan MacNulty is featured Science Unwrapped speaker Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in USU's Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Image courtesy USFWS.

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Science Unwrapped features hands-on learning activities all ages can enjoy together. Hosted by USU's College of Science, admission is free.

Red Riding Hood’s wolf, Peter and the Wolf, the Big, Bad Wolf, werewolves, the killing wolves Liam Neeson battles in ‘The Grey’… Reach back in your childhood library or reminisce about your movie-watching habits and you can probably conjure up frightening images of menacing critters. But are wolves as ferocious and fearless as depicted in popular media?

Utah State University wildlife ecologist Dan MacNulty explores this question and shares his insights at Science Unwrapped on Friday, April 7, 2017. The assistant professor in the Department of Wildland Resources and USU Ecology Center presents “Timid Predators, Scary Prey: Why Wolves are Wimpier than You Think” at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus.

MacNulty, who joined USU in 2011, has been involved with the Yellowstone Wolf Project since its 1995 inception and has studied the canines extensively.

Refreshments and hands-on learning activities follow MacNulty’s talk. Hosted by USU’s College of Science, admission is free and all ages are welcome.

The April 7 presentation is the final event of Science Unwrapped’s spring 2017 Science Fact, Science Fiction series. Science Unwrapped returns Sept. 15, as it kicks off its fall 2017 Celebration of 50 Years of the USU Ecology Center series, followed by its spring 2018 Science of Art series during USU’s Year of the Arts.

For more information, call 435-797-3517, visit the Science Unwrapped website or view the ‘Science Unwrapped at USU’ Facebook page

Related Links:
“Wolfing it Down: Brown Bears Reduce Wolf Kill Rate say USU Ecologists,” Utah State Today 
USU Ecologist an Author, Editor of ‘Yellowstone Science’ Wolf Issue,” Utah State Today 
USU College of Science 

Contact: Nancy Huntly, 435-797-2555,
Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517,

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