Wildlife Calls! 2018

November 2, 2018 @ 6:00PM — 9:00PM

Iowa Wildlife Center’s annual wild gala -- help us fly higher than ever!

The animals keep coming, so we keep growing. Celebrate the Year of the Bat, and honor all wildlife!

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


We had such a great time at last year's Wildlife Calls! gala, we are going to do it again this year! Wildlife Calls! is an evening of casual fun you will not want to miss! Space is limited, and the first 100 people to purchase a ticket will receive a special edition pint glass!

Iowa Wildlife Center (IWC) depends on you to help us raise funds for the wild lives that keep coming through our doors, and also for educational programs that are reaching more people, special projects, species-specific outdoor caging, youth opportunities and restoring WildWay to a 75-acre natural gem and wildlife campus. This year, funds will go toward building a large pre-release conditioning cage for the several species of bats that come to us and a walk-in cooler in which to hibernate bats until they can be released in spring (people from throughout central Iowa -- and beyond -- brought us over 50 bats through the winter! Watch the video below to see how our first public bat release went.)

Join us for an extraordinary night of celebrating wild lives, wild land and the human spirit! Learn about IWC's unique story and where we are going from here...with your good support!!

  • Visit with IWC executive director, board, volunteers, wildlife experts and enthusiasts
  • Hear inspiring stories, view photos and videos of our wild cases
  • Enjoy abundant and fabulous hors d'oeuvres and tasty beverages
  • Receive a lovely Limited Edition pint glass (given to the first 100 regsistrants, but everyone else gets their own special IWC logo pint glass)!
  • Meet some of our truly wild ambassadors -- turtle, bat, snake, owl
  • Cheer on our Master of Ceremony, Jim Pease, ISU professor emeritus, wildlife biologist, and frequent Iowa Public Radio Talk of Iowa Wildlife Day guest
  • Be a wild bidder during our charity silent and live auctions -- just in time for the holidays
  • Help IWC honor friends and volunteers who have been making IWC's mission work for wildlife and caring people in central Iowa every. single. day
  • You get to enjoy all of this while expanding our community of caring hearts!
As we respond to hundreds of wild calls for help, please answer those calls, yourself, through this great gala! Your tax deductible donations are welcome, even if you can't attend. On behalf of the wild and human community and volunteers at Iowa Wildlife Center, we thank you!

Don't forget: space is limited, so purchase your tickets now during the Early Bird Special, and encourage your friends to get theirs soon, too! Ticket price increases one week before the event!

Event Location
Des Moines Area Community College FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, IA 50023
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