Event: Bear Necessities – An Introduction to Bear Awareness and Safety


Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Free Virtual Program

This program, led by Gary Melnysyn certified Master Naturalist, covers the ABC’s of bear awareness, natural history and safety. We will touch on bear biology, history of black bears in CT as well as bear behavior. Participants will learn the Do’s and Don’ts to help deter bad bear behavior or, for that matter, even dangerous bear behavior.

Gary Melnysyn is an avid outdoor enthusiast and award-winning photographer. He has been interested in wildlife from a very young age. As a certified Master Naturalist, Master Wildlife Conservationist and National Park Ranger, he has led and narrated eco tours as well as taught adults and children alike about the coastal ecosystem of Florida, the wildlife of New England and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

To register and obtain virtual link, please contact Kirsten Tomlinson at (860) 583-1234 or