Bears are captivating and highly intelligent creatures. When we cross paths, bears often try to speak to us to let us know their comfort level with our presence. Unless you know “Bear Speak” you may not know how to react. Learn everything you need to know about the language of bears.

*Oasis will simultaneously zoom this class into the Oasis classroom for those who don’t have computer access or prefer to come in person. Please note: the presenter will not be in person at Oasis.

Daryl Ratajczak is a wildlife biologist working for the Bureau of Land Management. He obtained his degree in wildlife management and managed a black bear rehab, research, and education facility located outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He worked for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and served as the big game program coordinator, managing the state’s deer, bear, and elk programs, eventually becoming the chief of Wildlife and Forestry for the state of Tennessee.