The third graders at St. Francis de Sales School were treated to two special guests on Dec. 4: Jackie Winkowski, a sled dog musher and wolf advocate from Gwinn, and Nancy Warren from the Timberwolf Alliance. The pair stopped by the school to educate the students about wolves in the Upper Peninsula. The students were treated to a PowerPoint presentation teaching them how to differentiate between wolves and coyotes. This was followed by a game and hands-on exhibits including wolf and coyote scat, pelts, and skulls. The students also got to see (and smell) a tracking collar that was used on a wolf. The presentation wrapped up with ideas for how students can help the wolves, with the most important being educating others about wolves. Above, Warren shares a wolf skin with Evelyn Collins and Trevor Bosanic. 29p1.jpg