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"Know the Bear Facts" Program


The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife offers Know the Bear Facts educational seminars free of charge to schools and organized groups. Program participants learn about the natural history and biology of the Garden State's largest land mammal, as well as about black bear research. Since black bears are found statewide, the program also provides practical information about coexisting with bears and tips on how to react if a black bear is encountered.

The program runs about 1.5 hours and includes an audio/visual presentation, a question and answer period and a few show-and-tell items. Various publications are also available for distribution.

For educators, the program exposes students to key concepts within the current New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

For more information contact Michelle Smith at 609-259-6961 or e-mail her at

Upcoming Public Programs

For details on a specific program, please use the contact information below.

Date Time Location Phone/E-mail
None scheduled at this time

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Last Updated: January 10, 2020