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Bears are focus of evening program at Navajo State Park

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Learn all about bears from a Colorado wildlife officer at an educational program at Navajo State Park, 6 p.m., July 26.

The presentation will be made by District Wildlife Officer Stephanie Schuler. She’ll explain the biology of bears, how they interact with humans, and the habits and life cycle of these fascinating creatures. She’ll also talk about being “bear aware” and how to keep bears safe and away from your homes and campsites. Schuler will lead games to help teach children about bears. She’ll also bring bear hides and skulls.

Schuler has worked in southwest Colorado since 2005 assisting hunters, working with landowners and the public and providing educational programs.

Navajo State Park offers a variety of interpretive programs to visitors of all ages throughout the summer. Program topics include archaeology, history, biodiversity and ecological significance of Navajo State Park.

All programs are free. Admission to the park is $7 per car; an annual Colorado State Parks Pass costs only $70.

For more information about this program or Navajo State Park, call 883-2208.

For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife, see cpw.state.co.us.

This story was posted on July 25, 2013.