2014-04-24 / Outdoors

Outdoors Brief

New black bear education open for grades 6-8

LANSING – Natural Resources’ Wildlife Division is offering a fun way for educators to integrate Michigan’s unique flora and fauna into their curriculum while still meeting the required educational standards. Teachers and their students now have an opportunity to experience A Year in the Life of a Michigan Black Bear.

Throughout the school year, students will learn about the life cycle of the Michigan black bear, general black bear biology and behavior, and how the DNR manages and maintains a healthy black bear population. An educator guide with activities and video lessons will be provided.

This program is free of charge and open to all interested educators of grades six, seven and eight. Classes will need access to a computer lab and the internet in order to use the mapping application to follow the bear.

For more information and to sign up, please visit www.michigan. gov/wildlife and click on the “Education” button.

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