Wolves in Washington State Joins Where There’s Smoke at MCE
CWU museum features Wolves in Washington State
January 21, 2014
Ellensburg, WA – A new exhibit at the Museum of Culture and Environment at Central Washington University, Wolves in Washington State, introduces visitors to the state’s unique history with wolves.
The MCE will host an opening reception for Wolves and introduce new stories for the current exhibit, Where There’s Smoke . . . Living With Fire, at 6:00 p.m. January 30 in Dean Hall. Come enjoy refreshments provided by Ellensburg WineWorks and learn how fire and wolves impact Washington State’s culture and environment.
The exhibit will explore everything from the wolf’s importance to Pacific Northwest Native American culture to the state’s new wolf management plan. A complex story, the exhibit examines wolf ecology and management issues in addition to highlighting the critical role wolves play in promoting a healthy ecosystem.
The exhibit features a touchable wolf skull cast, touchable comparative species tracks, and a take-away brochure of frequently asked questions. Wolves in Washington State—a traveling exhibit from the Burke Museum, Seattle—is on view at MCE in Dean Hall from January 30–April 13.
The MCE is on the first floor of Dean Hall at CWU, 1200 N. D St. The MCE is open Wednesday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Parking is free on the CWU campus weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends. For more information, contact Museum@cwu.edu or call 509-963-2313.
Wolves in Washington State was organized by the Burke Museum, University of Washington, in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.