Wise About Bears is an Educational Outreach Program initiative offering education about the North American Black Bear.
Wise About Bears is about education for people, so humans and bears may better coexist. The Wise About Bears goal is to work to get a message out in two ways, the first being this website, the second being a mobile education outreach program. We are happy to attend your function, school, nature club, etc. and speak about bears, bear behavior and how we can coexist. If there is no venue available we will bring one, a trailer, so we may project a slide/video information show on location such as in a campground where people and bears may meet.
Education about bears and bear behavior is important if humans and bears are to coexist in the human dominated world of today. Allowing people the opportunity to understand bears and bear behavior has been part of the mandate for the Bear With Us Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Centre for Bears for 22 years(2014). For 2014 the education outreach program about bears and human/bear coexistence is expanding to the areas where people and bears meet, places such as provincial parks and campgrounds that may not have a venue for presentations or speaking engagements. Bear With Us will be on the road going to parks and campgrounds with a mobile slide/video show entitled Wise About Bears. The photo shows the trailer, allowing the program “Wise About Bears” to take to the road and go where people and bears may meet. When the grass turns green and people are enjoying the outdoors in areas where bears live, we offer them the knowledge to safely have fun and peacefully coexist with our wildlife including bears.
Mission Statement for Bear With Us Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Centre for Bears: To promote the understanding, appreciation, and respect for bears, a species near the top of the evolutionary scale, a species in direct niche competition with the human race.
Fulfilling the mission: The four primary areas of operation for Bear With Us are:
1-Black Bear Rehabilitation; orphaned bear cubs and injured bears cared for and returned to the wild in a high state of health.
2-Bear Sanctuary; various species; A comfortable place to stay for permanent non-releasable bears such as ex-circus bears, zoo excess or illegal pet confiscations.
3-Education; (a)-Off location slide/video presentations for groups at Provincial Parks, schools, cub and guides, other young people’s groups, nature clubs and more. (b)-Comprehensive website, Facebook page and a special educational Facebook page for Molly Bear. (c)-One on one phone conversations and email responses to individuals with questions regarding bears.
4-Conflict Resolution; Assisting people and bears to coexist together. Individual consultation with people about how not to encourage a nuisance bear by removing food attractants, live trapping and relocating individual bears when other potential solutions have been exhausted.
Visit Bear With Us at: http://www.bearwithus.org
Through education, action and example, we strive to encourage an appreciation, respect and understanding for bears.
Wise About Bears is about bear education, specifically the North American Black Bear.
We encourage you to learn and “Be Wise About Bears”