What happens when food isn’t stored properly or garbage is carelessly left out while living in the backyard of bears or kayaking in bear territory?
Get a glimpse of the disastrous results and learn what steps you can take for bear-proofing at Woodland Park Zoo’s Bear Affair: Pacific Northwest Conservation presented by Brown Bear Car Wash. Enjoy activities focused on bears, wolves, raptors, and other Pacific Northwest wildlife, what these animals need to survive in the wild and how humans can co-exist.
Hear keeper talks with special enrichment treats for bears, learn what these predators need in order to survive in the wild and understand how we can all co-exist. Hear about these and other Pacific Northwest conservation programs.
Schedule of activities:
10:00 a.m. – Karelian Bear Dogs Demonstration: North Meadow
10:30 a.m. – Keeper Talk and Enrichment: Northern Trail - Wolves
11:00 a.m. – Mock Kayak/Hiker Demonstration: Northern Trail - Grizzly Bears
11:30 a.m. – Raptor Free Flight Program: Raptor Center
11:45 a.m. – Karelian Bear Dogs Demonstration: North Meadow
12:30 p.m. – Recovery and Reintroduction Talk: Northern Trail - Wolves
1:00 p.m. – Karelian Bear Dogs Demonstration: North Meadow
2:00 p.m. – Mock Backyard Birthday Party Demonstration: Northern Trail – Grizzly Bears
2:00 p.m. – Raptor Free Flight Program: Raptor Center
2:30 p.m. – Karelian Bear Dogs Demonstration: North Meadow
3:00 p.m. – Keeper Talk and Enrichment: Northern Trail - Wolves
The conservation event is a part of Seattle Science Festival, the largest celebration of science in the Pacific Northwest. The festival, which kicks off June 6, brings engaging hands-on exhibits, shows, demonstrations, and performances to venues throughout the region, all designed to educate and inspire people of all ages about science, technology, engineering and math. For full event details visit www.seattlesciencefestival.org.