During my four decades of scientific research, I came to realize how many misconceptions exist about black bears. Now, a team of educators is working with the North American Bear Center to replace those misconceptions with current scientific information. Together, we are developing curriculum that meets state and Common Core Standards and are working to provide that curriculum to schools, homes, summer camps, and anyone who wants to learn worldwide. This science-based curriculum differs greatly from the usual sensationalized hype we have all heard for so long. I feel deep respect and gratitude toward these educators who are helping both people and bears in this way.
Lynn Rogers, Ph.D.
Chair, North American Bear Center, www.bear.org
Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute, www.bearstudy.org