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Oct
16
Saturday
Oct
16
Sat
Education :: Classes
Bears and Bear Safety with Bear Aware
10:00 AM
Montana Natural History Center
Description:
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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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Montana Natural History Center
Address: 120 Hickory Street, suite A Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 327-0405

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