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WILD About Bears­čÉ╗Educator Workshop

Wednesday, June 29, 8:00 am –  4:00 pm AND Thursday, June 30, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; You must attend both days.

In-Person at the PA Game Commission Southwest Region Office, 4820 Rt. 711, Bolivar, Pa. 15923

Act 48: 11.5 hrs.

Fee: Free! Pre-registration is required.

Join PA Game Commission (PGC) educators and biologists for an in-depth and up-close educational experience with Black Bears. You will receive your own copy of the award-winning Project WILD K-12 Curriculum & Activity Guide as well as lessons & activities to integrate bear­čÉ╗lessons into your teaching. You'll learn about Black bear physiology, biology, & management in Pennsylvania. How the PGC handles nuisance bears and research trapping efforts will be discussed as well as the reasons for tagging and relocating Black Bears in the Commonwealth.

Although not guaranteed, all efforts will be made to have at least one live Black Bear on site to be safely processed and tagged. Day 2 of the workshop includes a field trip to nearby PGC game lands to demonstrate trapping and snaring techniques. This workshop is targeted to grade levels 3-12 and is open to teachers, non-formal educators, pre-service teachers, scout leaders, & more. Register NOW by contacting  Seth Mesoras, Information & Education Supervisor at smesoras@pa.gov or 724-238-9523. Register by: 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Participants need to be prepared for outdoor activities, including inclement weather.

Wednesday, June 29 at 8:00am to 4:00pm

More dates through June 30, 2022

PA Game Commission Southwest Region Office PA Game Commission Southwest Region Office, 4820 Rt. 711, Bolivar, Pa. 15923


State Parks


Workshops, Training, Teacher

Outdoor Activities

Wildlife Monitoring, Wildlife Watching/Birding


South, West

Target Audience

Teachers/Educators, Adults-only


free; pre-registration required



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