Marlboro College

News Mission:Wolf Gives Public Presentation with Ambassador Wolves

MARLBORO, VT – (September 20, 2012) – Marlboro College biology professor Jaime Tanner and alumnus Adam Katrick welcome Kent Webber and Tracy Brooks, directors of the Colorado-based Mission:Wolf sanctuary, to educate the public about the realities of wolf captivity. Enjoy a face-to-face encounter with Canis lupus at Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7:00pm. Open to the public; suggested donation to Mission:Wolf, $10 at the door. 

In 1984, Kent Webber liberated his first wild wolf from captivity. Weber’s deep ties to the mountains of his birthplace in northern Idaho includes witnessing many native wolves held captive in cages. Through their presentations, Weber and Brooks enlighten the public about the misguided notion that a wolf makes a good pet or simply a recyclable resource for the entertainment industry.

As grey wolf populations rebound in the U.S. after a long history of persecution, the need for education about the species grows. Kent Webber and Tracy Brooks tour the country ever year with their captive-raised ambassador wolves to educate the public about the predators using a hands-on approach. Webber and Brooks say that wolves in a cage are “good for one thing: to teach people not to put wolves in cages.” 

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College public relations department at 802-251-7644 or In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College events line at 802-451-7151.

Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts for 65 years, with 300 undergraduate students enjoying an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College Graduate School offers master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of education, internet technologies, health care administration, non-profit administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability, with courses designed around small classes at the downtown Brattleboro campus complemented by online work and close collaboration.



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