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NORTH AMERICAN BEAR CENTER
October 18, 2013

Plan to spend at least two days at the North American Bear Center in Ely, MN. The Staff and Volunteers are happy to assist you. Stay for the presentations. Meander around at your own pace. Everything you ever wanted to know about Black Bears is available on site. Books, videos, exhibits. For Adults and Children alike. Bring the whole family. And the most amazing experience of all.... observing live Black Bears in their habitat. If you aren't familiar with Ted, Honey and Lucky, go to the Facebook Page: Lily the Black Bear. You're in for a surprise, a treat. The North American Bear Center was created by Dr. Lynn Rogers, world-renowned Biologist and wild Black Bear researcher, who also specializes in field study of these amazing, beautiful creatures. Come to Ely, MN. Visit NABC. You won't forget it.

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The NABC is constantly changing exhibits and collections as new material is acquired. What I would like to change is to re-establish Dr. Rogers' study permit so that he can continue observing Black Bears in the wild. Field work is pertinent to education. Collaring a small, select study group to protect during hunting season is necessary to understand bear relationships over the years. I would like to ensure that his work continues without further intrusion by the DNR.

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2013

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NORTH AMERICAN BEAR CENTER
February 14, 2013

Several years ago, through the technology of web cams, a website and a Facebook Page, more than a 100,000 people (and growing), worldwide, were introduced to the habitat and behaviors of Black Bears. Beyond the inaccurate media hype of terror and aggression, Dr. Lynn Rogers showed us a new reality of life in the Northwoods with these mostly gentle creatures. Through videos made by the BBC, we learned more about Black Bear families and how to co-exist with them. Education is the key. The North American Black Bear Center provides "Education Boxes" to Teachers for a nominal rental fee. The contents bring information about Black Bears right into the classroom. If you can make the trip to Ely, visit the NABC. It is similar to a Natural History Museum dedicated to these animals. Meet Ted E. Bear, Honey and Lucky, the outdoor Black Bears that live on protected ground year round. Visit the web cams on the Wildlife Research Institute website to see Lily and her two cubs born last month. Check out Jewel and her two yearlings, Herbie and Fern. And there's always the Pond Bears that live on the premises. I have learned more about Black Bears from Dr. Rogers than I have from any TV program or books. The reason behind that is Dr. Rogers, via cams and his ongoing research, let's the Bears teach us themselves. What a wonderful experience!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public