Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

GENINT 741.402

Osher (50+). This course challenges our perceptions of wolves and explores their life and place in the ecosystem. 

As few as 1 day

About this course:

Wolves have a long history of association with humans, having been despised and hunted in most pastoral communities because of its attacks on livestock. In this course, we explore the effects of their eradication and reintroduction on the environment, in particular Yellowstone National Park. Wolf pack migration into Oregon and California and the delisting of wolves and importance of the endangered species act are reviewed in detail, and its implications for the environment and global warming is analyzed as well. We also explore the ancestry of wolves and dogs, their evolution and the basis of the companionship of dogs. Other topics include wolf biology and biochemistry, trophic cascade, chaos theory, wolf pack behavior, wolf-human interactions, and wolf mythology.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Saturday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Instructor: keith Klein md
61 days left. Enroll by Apr 18, 2020
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FREE for all OLLI members and nonmembers. Registration is required. Open to the public. Visitors not permitted.
Sat Apr 18, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114

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