See the NJ Department of Fish and Wildlife Bear Information page for more information about Black Bears
Presentation includes an audio/visual component, show-and-tell items, and bear safety publications for distribution.
Students will be exposed to concepts correlated with NJ Student Learning Standards such as K-LS1-1, K-ESS3-1, 1-LS1-2, 1-LS3-1, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS1-1, 3-LS3-1, 6.1.5.GeoHE.1, and 6.1.2.Geo.SV.1.
Duration of program is approximately 60 minutes, but the timeframe can be tailored.
A table-top display with black bear artifacts, safety publications, and the opportunity for attendees to attempt to fit into a mock bear den!
Best suited for school or community events.
The kit contains an activity guide for educators, educational books, a bear hide, skull, casts of bear prints, and lots of other hands-on materials. Trunk may be reserved for multiple days and used in a different classroom each day. A $50 refundable deposit is required, and the trunk must be picked up and returned to Fish & Wildlife’s Northern Region office in Hampton (Hunterdon County).
To reserve the trunk, contact Lyla.Kaul@dep.nj.gov.
Publications include the Know the Bear Facts for Kids activity guide and bear safety brochures in English and Spanish. View Examples
To obtain copies, contact Lyla.Kaul@dep.nj.gov.
Available for viewing on the NJDEP YouTube channel and Fish and Wildlife's website as a full-length, 21-minute video or shorter video segments.