June

Saturday, June 16th, 10:00am:
Senior Curator Class – Curator Janet

Be a curator for the day! Curator Janet will walk attendees through all the steps our curators take from Bear intake to release!

$10 fee for the event. Members can attend this event for free.

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Thursday, June 21st, 6:00pm :
Jeff Hunt (NPAC) – Wildlife connectivity along Interstate 40

Jeff Hunter, National Parks Conservation Association’s Asheville-based Program Manager, will discuss a project that he’s leading to improve wildlife connectivity along Interstate 40 in the Pigeon River Gorge.  Located just north of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the interstate creates a barrier to black bear movement between the park and high quality habitat on the north side of the highway, including the Harmon Den Bear Sanctuary. Hunter will discuss his organization’s collaborative efforts to reduce mortality and improve wildlife’s ability to cross this busy interstate. The program will feature an array of wildlife photos captured through camera trapping in the gorge. Join us for this inspiring and informative presentation

$10 fee for the event. Members can attend this event for free.

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July

Thursday, July 5th, 10:00am:
Bear Talk with Curator David

Join us at the Appalachian Bear Rescue Visitor & Education Center for our monthly Curator Talk. Curator David will be there to answer questions, give updates on the facility and the bears (if ABR has any at the time).

$10 fee for the event. Members can attend this event for free.

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Saturday, July 14th,10:00am
Lisa Muller – Form to Function – Skulls & Skin

Form to function – natural history of local wildlife by looking at skulls and skins.  Learn to identify wildlife and understand their biology through hands-on examination of teeth, eye placement, and function of the parts of the skull.  Learn about antlers in our local deer and elk.

$10 fee for the event. Members can attend this event for free.

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Thursday, July 19th
Joe Clark

$10 fee for the event. Members can attend this event for free.

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