Little Explorers Learn about Bears at Audubon, Saturday, December 9

Little Explorers Learn about Bears at Audubon, Saturday, December 9

Black bears are the bear in our region, but how much do you know about this large mammal?

On Saturday, December 9, 10-11:30 a.m., you and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can learn about bears’ biology and behavior through artifacts, stories, and a walk outside.

Do bears hibernate? How do they prepare for a season of lethargy?

Scientists are still learning about bears, recently discovering facts about them during their long winter sleep. You will learn about what they eat, how they prepare for winter, how scientists track and study them, and more.

After a lesson inside, the group will head outdoors to find what a bear might be looking for during the first days of winter. After returning indoors, there will be a snack and, if there is time, a craft.

Remember to dress for the weather.

The fee for Little Explorers is $8 for adults, $6 for Nature Center members and children.  Reservations are required by Thursday, December 7, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or online through the Programs page at

Audubon education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, and Lenna Foundation.

Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.

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