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The Bear Necessities with Nat Geo Explorer Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

A virtual Cary Science Conversation featuring National Geographic Explorer and wildlife ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant. In conversation with Cary President Josh Ginsberg, Wynn-Grant will discuss her research on black bears and grizzly bears, with a focus on how people and bears can peacefully coexist. 

With projects in New York and Nevada, Wynn-Grant is researching how we can protect black bears and their habitat, while preventing conflicts with people. Wynn-Grant is also examining grizzly bear movement in Montana with the aim to understand why grizzlies are moving east, and what this could mean for both the bears and the areas they are moving into. 

Discover how bear behavior and ecology are changing in response to development, why monitoring bear movement and health is critical to their conservation, and how we can protect bears as our habitats increasingly overlap. Wynn-Grant will also discuss her pathway to ecology and her efforts making environmental science accessible to broad and diverse audiences.

You can learn more about Wynn-Grant’s work tracking black bears in Minnesota by tuning in to Born Wild: The Next Generation, an Earth Day special presented by Nat Geo and Nat Geo WILD, also streaming on Disney+ and Hulu.

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