Learn About Bears Workshops

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School teachers, scout leaders and anyone who teaches young people are invited to attend one of four Bear Educator's Workshops offered by the Division of Wildlife Resources in the Salt Lake Valley.

"Those who attend a workshop will gain information about bears and how to help children learn about these unique animals using exciting and educational, hands-on activities," says Diana Vos, Project WILD coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources.

Workshops will be held Nov. 5, 6, 7 and 8, and run from 4 - 8:30 p.m. each night. Attendance at one workshop is all that's needed to complete the training.

The Nov. 5 and 6 workshops will be held at the Jordon Commons, 9335 S. State St. in Sandy. The Nov. 7 and 8 workshops will be held at the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 W. North Temple in Salt Lake City.

Cost to attend the workshop is $10, which includes the National Wildlife Federation's Bear Educator's Guide. Project WILD bear education materials, posters and more also will be given to those who attend. Teachers can also obtain a certificate for hours of attendance.

The deadline to register for the workshop is Oct. 31. To register, or for more information, call Vos at (801) 538-4719 or e-mail her at dvos@state.ut.us. Registration forms can also be downloaded at this web site.

The workshops are being held in conjunction with the movie "Bears," which has been produced by the National Wildlife Federation. Being shown on the Cricket Super Screen at Jordan Commons, "Bears" features some of the most spectacular bear footage ever shown on film. For show times and information about the movie, call (801) 304-4636.