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Great Colorado Bear Stories

Great Colorado Bear Stories

Book Release

April 17, 2012

7:00 PM

Atlas 100 - CU Boulder Campus (map)

Coming Out of Hibernation: Bears, Their Stories, and You

Are you coming out of hibernation? Ready for spring? So, too, are the bears in our environs. And really, how much do you know about the bears that occupy our state?

Laura Pritchett, author of the new book Great Colorado Bear Stories, and Jeff Mitton, University of Colorado Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Daily Camera columnist, will weave stories and science to create a portrait of the human-bear intersect. They will talk about the grizzlies that once roamed here, and the black bears that still do, augmenting the evening with images and lively discussion.