Internal Needs

Teatro del Lobo Mexicano


An interactive puppet theater to educate youth about Mexican wolves

Follow the Water is a puppet show about the struggle of wolves to have a place in nature and in our hearts. It's a story to demistify what it means to live a wolf's life and to turn the tables on how humans view wolves' role in the ecosystem. We are taught through many classical stories and metaphors that wolves are dark creatures, that they are to be feared, despised, and sadly, exterminated. This story brings to life the endearing and social qualities of wolves that are not so unlike ourselves and shows how the reintroduction of wolves to wild places may reverse the collapse of other threatened species and even entire ecosystems. Follow the Water begs the question- What happens when we suppress our own wildness? And what is possible if we don't?

The story follows the adventures of a young dispersing wolf and the friendly wild creatures it meets along the way. What do a frog, beaver, elk and condor have in common with a wolf? What happens when wolves and humans collide? Where will this young wolf end up? Woven together through projector shadow puppetry, hand puppets, and marionettes we go into the unknown with the young wolf. Both positive and interactive, this show is sure to get elders and youth singing and clapping along.

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Once completed this puppet performance will feature a full cast of handmade puppets. At this point many puppets and scene components are still in the creation phase. We hope to make this show as portable as possible so that it may be shown at schools, libraries, and museums.


Adopt A Puppet! Contact us if you would like to contribute to this project.

Join the crew. Do you have skills you feel would be helpful to our team? We need another voice/puppet actor and someone who has sound and lighting skills. Please contact us.

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Special Thanks to the National Wolfwatcher Coalition for an education grant to support our puppet show!

Big Lake Howliday Campout 2021 Registration Complete

Thank you for your Big Lake Howliday Campout 2021 Registration! You should receive a confirmation email shortly. The registration fee for the weekend includes four hot boxed meals per person and camp site space.

We are excited to be hosting the campout in person again this year, but in order to do so safely, we ask that each and every individual read and sign our Participant Agreement and Covid Release Form online before registering for the event. Parents and Guardians of minors will need to fill out the two forms for any participant under the age of 18 years old. If we do not receive your signed forms by the time the registration form closes on August 4th, you will not be considered a registered attendee and not allowed to participate in the campout. We take the wellbeing of our community, staff, and campout caterers very seriously. The Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project is a very small organization, with limited staff capacity, so we ask that all participants will voluntarily assist with enhanced santitation of shared spaces and mask wearing in congregated spaces and around food services in order to make this event a safe and fun weekend for everyone.

More detailed directions to the group camp site and the weekend agenda will be emailed to you the week before the event.
We look forward to seeing you on August 6-8, 2021 at Big Lake!