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Etowah Library Speaker Series: Are you BearWise?

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Date: March 13, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Etowah Library

Speaker: Tanya Poole, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Conservation Initiatives Engagement Coordinator

Staff with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will discuss the natural history of black bears in western North Carolina and how you can use that information to safely coexist with these North Carolina treasures.  BearWise, now a national program, started as a southeastern initiative to teach people how to safely coexist with bears.  It provides ways to prevent conflicts, provides resources to resolve problems, and encourages community initiatives to keep bears wild.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Tanya Poole is a Conservation Initiatives Engagement Coordinator with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.  She has a 20-year career with the agency as an educator.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University and a master’s in Environmental Education from Montreat College.

*Space is limited and pre-registration is required by visiting the Etowah Library’s calendar of events at this link. Registration opens at 10:30 am Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

The Etowah Library Speaker Series programs are made possible thanks to our partnership with the Henderson County Public Library.

Contact Pam Torlina, [email protected], with questions or for more information.


March 13
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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