Saturday September 8th, 2018 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
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Ridgway State Park (Visitor Center)
28555 Highway 550
Ridgway, CO 81432

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Catherine Brons
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Anita Evans 
The Nature Connection 


Did You Know?

Black bears have lived in the foothills and forests of Colorado since long before the pioneers arrived.  Today 8,000 to 12,000 black bears are trying to share space with an ever-growing human population.

Check out the Colorado Parks and Wildlife 'Bears' page for more information.






 'WILD About Bears'

Project wild workshop for Teachers 


Explore and understand black bears in Colorado through hands-on learning activities from the newly updated Project WILD K-12 Curriculum & Activity guide!

  • CPW experts will expand your background knowledge surrounding black bear ecology, safety, human-bear conflicts, research, and management.
  • Experience new academic activities focusing on bears to apply both inside and outside your classroom.
  • Visit local outdoor sites and discover ideas for infusing wildlife education into place-based teaching.
  • Take home new instructional resources including the Project WILD Guide and tools for teaching about bears and how to help keep them wild.

Delta OUT

  • This workshop is part of the ‘Delta Outdoor Understanding for Teachers’ professional development program.  Delta and Olathe area teachers attending this workshop, plus two other 1-day OUT workshops are eligible for CPW site field trip transportation matching grants and equipment loans.  To learn more about the Delta OUT program, contact Catherine Brons or Anita Evans.

Registration Fee

  • The fee for this workshop is a daily parks pass to Ridgway State Park (can be paid upon entry to the park).  All vehicles entering the park must have a daily parks pass or current annual pass.  The fee for the daily pass is $7.00.
  • A 0.5 continuing education credit from Colorado School of Mines is available for an additional fee of $40.  Participants can register and pay for credit (by check only) at the workshop.
  • A ‘Delta OUT WILD About Bears’ Certificate of Completion will be provided to all participants.

What to Expect & Bring:

  • We will begin this workshop in the conference room at Ridgway State Park at 8:30 a.m. and carpool to nearby Billy Creek State Wildlife Area later in the day.
  • Be prepared for varying levels of activity in the outdoors. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.
  • You'll want to bring a sack lunch, small backpack, full waterbottle, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Register Now!

Space is limited.  If registration has filled, you can email Cathy to be placed on the wait-list at catherine.brons@state.co.us