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Name: Lessons from a Black Bear: Myths and Relationships
Date: August 10, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Lessons from a Black Bear: Myths and Relationships
with Tom Hennigan of the North American Bear Center
August 10
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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!
Program is free with park entry of $5 per adult, 15 & under are free.  America the Beautiful passes are accepted. Plan to come early and allow yourself time to hike or shuttle to the summit. Space is limited.
The North American Bear Center is the only black bear and wildlife educational facility of its kind. Dedicated to replacing old myths with facts, people learn from the bears themselves about bear behavior, ecology, and their relations with humans.
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