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Black Bears In Connecticut: When, Where, And How Many?

Saturday, December 2, 2017
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Biology/Physics Building, Room 130

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn presents “Black Bears In Connecticut: When, Where, And How Many?,” a lecture by Dr. Tracy Rittenhouse, from UConn’s Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. The lecture will be held on Saturday, December 2, 1 pm in the Biology/Physics Building, Room 130, UConn Storrs Campus.

Black bears (Ursus americanus) have become an unmistakable presence in Connecticut. As their population has grown, these adaptable omnivores have expanded their range to include both rural and suburban areas of the state, bringing them into close proximity with people. Black bears' increasingly conspicuous presence has raised many questions about their population. Dr. Rittenhouse studies where wild animals live and how they travel through habitats. She will talk about her a 4-year research project studying Connecticut’s black bear population.

This program is free and advanced registration is not required. To contact the Museum, visit or call 860-486-4460.


Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar

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