501 Wolcott Road, Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 583-1234 .
Monthly Lecture Series: The Bear Reality. 11-12:30pm Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children (12 & under) and Seniors (65+) Non-Members: $10/Adults, $6/Children (12 & under), Seniors (65+) Groups of 10+ must reserve their space prior to event. Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) and a bear enthusiast, will provide education and facts about bears and help dispel myths and common misunderstandings. Accumulated data supports the black bear is seldom aggressive toward humans. Felicia has been studying about bears for over 30 years. In the mid 1990's Felicia turned her passion for learning about bears into a passion for teaching about them. She created an education program called The Bear Reality. In 2008 Felicia developed a presentation for bear education programs she presents on a volunteer basis. Her audiences include libraries, nature centers, conservation groups, scouts and more. Since then, Felicia has provided presentations reaching over 8000 people at programs in CT, NY, MA, NH and, VT. Felicia believes outreach and education is key in having a better understanding about the life and behavior of bears. Hopefully this will lead to a higher tolerance which is instrumental in creating a strategy of coexistence between humans and bears. v Bears in Our World and Backyard v Bear Awareness, Safety and Conservation v Bear Folklore and Legends, Truths and Myths v Wildlife and Natural History.