Bear Safety, Biology, and Behavior with Bear Aware Educators

  • Where: Montana Natural History Center 120 Hickory Street, suite A Missoula, Montana
  • When: Oct 16th, 2021 at 10:00 am

Get set up with the most accurate bear safety information with Bear Aware educators. About this event Hiking, biking, hunting, and running in Montana during the fall are wonderful ways to get out and enjoy our amazing landscape. Fall is also a great time to be thinking about bear safety. Protect yourself and these amazing creatures! Bear Aware educators will provide information on bear biology and safety. See skulls, pelts, and mounts, ask questions, and check out a bear spray demonstration. This program is suitable for all ages. This 1-2 hour outdoor program will include: Bear avoidance educational trailer Grizzly bear and black bear mounts Life-sized photo of charging bears Bear skulls and pelts Educational materials to hand out of black bear-grizzly bear identification, use of bear spray, etc. Educational photo panels depicting bear safety techniques Bear spray canisters so each participant can learn how to carry, hold, remove the safety clip, and spontaneously direct the spray towards the bear Bear spray demonstration course that simulates the three main ways in which bears charge and the time and distances involved NOTE: This program will be held outdoors. Please bring a mask and clothes appropriate for the weather. All donations will be split between MNHC and Bear Aware. Registration is required.

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