We have included this page for teachers and other educators, to allow you the educators of future decision makers, a resource that may further your students appreciation for bears, other animals and the environment in which we all live.

From the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources: https://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Bearwise/2ColumnSubPage/196968.html

With a focus on the fascinating world of black bears, this program provides teachers with a classroom ready resource.

  • background readings on the Bears of North America; hibernation and bear-human interactions;
  • unit at a glance;
  • lesson plans and suggested activities
  • resources including a glossary, list of books and web sites and information sheets about black bears.

 This program aims to generate awareness about black bears – their biological needs; their behavior and how human action influences bears. It is an initiative of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.


More Information

Download the PDF* guides:

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Bear Wise Activity Book

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Bear Wise Activity Book (PDF, 2577 KB)