It's Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday. Come celebrate with a special black bear program!
Black bears are an iconic and magical creature of the North Georgia Mountains. As far as the eye can see, hundreds of black bears comb the forest for berries, grubs, moths, and animal matter. While they are indicators of a healthy forest, their presence can often be feared by humans. How does our understanding of a black bear's habits and habitat effect our relationship with them? Come find out!
Join in for a special presentation in the Mountain Top Theater with, Tom Hennigan, organism biology professor and ambassador for the North American Bear Center where he explores the use of trust not tranquilizers in bear research.
Touch and feel displays will be available to enhance your sensory experience!