Join a wildlife biologist from the Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) for an educational and entertaining slide presentation and lecture about bear habits and habitat requirements, presented by the Streamkeepr Academy. You will learn about human encroachment in bear habitat in the Pacific NW and see first hand how those situations are managed by WDFW.  Enforcement Officers Nick Jorg and Bruce Richards will be your instructors, but the real “stars of the show” are Mishka and Colter, Karelian Bear Dogs who will are very friendly to people, but scary to bears.  At this event you will see a simulated bear capture and the bear dogs you will get to see the bear dogs in action!!! And you get to play a role in scaring a bear away!! Great Fun for you…this bear will be a WDFW rep in wearing a bear skin…but the dogs will be serious!!

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Time: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5 Members / $7 Non-members. Advance Purchase Necessary.
Minimum Class Size: 20
Age Recommendation: Grade 4 to Adult.

Location: the Northwest Stream Center is located between Seattle and Everett WA on a 20-acre site next to North Creek. It is approximately 1/2-mile east of Interstate-5 from the 128th Street Exit (Exit #186), at the south end of Snohomish County’s Mc Collum Park. After exiting I-5, drive eastbound, turn right into the entrance of the Park on the south side of 128th Street SE. Drive straight to the south end of the park…the NW Stream Center Visitors Building is the last structure at the end of the road.

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