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Florida Black Bears- The Bear Necessities

Friday, November 13, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Come learn about the Bear Necessities with CREW’s Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commisssion (FWC), Biologist, Kathleen Smith. This program is a part of the Strolling Science Seminar series- scholarly hikes for adults.  Register soon tickets go fast: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-black-bears-the-bear-necessities-a-crew-strolling-science-seminar-tickets-18217779870

Participants will be led on a mystical adventure through the adventurous CREW Cypress Dome trails investigating bear signs, trouncing through bear habitat, and learning to be a bear themselves. The walk will be full of surprises, so watch your step and keep an eye out for the mysterious black bears of CREW.

Florida is bear country and living in bear country can provide a unique and rewarding experience. Black bears are a essential part of the Florida ecosystem and an critical part of the CREW watershed. Considered an umbrella species, black bears use a wide area of habitat therefore protecting them indirectly protects a wide variety of other species that use the same habitat. Protection of black bears protects the CREW watershed for purposes of natural flood control, aquifer recharge, and protection of other fish and wildlife habitat. The seminar attempts to increase participants’ understanding about the role and connections black bears play in our ecosystem, particularly at CREW.

Registration is required, get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-black-bears-the-bear-necessities-a-crew-strolling-science-seminar-tickets-18217779870 

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