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Bears of North America & Rocky Mountain National Park

  • 3450 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
  • Presented By: Rocky Mountain Conservancy
  • Dates: June 15, 2024
  • Location: Fall River Visitor Center
  • Address: 3450 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Price: $75-$175
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Veteran naturalist and wildlife photographer Perry Conway presents an in-depth course on North American bear ecology!

This full day course begins with a classroom session, where Perry will give an introductory lecture to the various species of bears found worldwide. The lecture will be illustrated with Perry's dynamic photographs and will focus on the three species of bears found in North America. After lunch, participants will head into Rocky Mountain National Park to visit a historic black bear den site and see firsthand examples of how bears mark their territory.

Who: Participants ages 16 and up. Expect short-distance walks throughout the day, primarily on level terrain.

What to bring:

  • Be prepared to spend the afternoon outdoors in Rocky Mountain National Park
  • 10 Essentials for Field Courses
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • Hiking/Trekking poles (recommended for those who normally use them to hike on steep terrain)

About your instructor: Perry Conway has been a full-time professional naturalist, photographer, and wildlife guide for many years. He has led 18 African safaris and worked with numerous species of raptors, from kestrels to eagles, and presented conservation programs at schools and other venues. His images and articles have been published in every major North American natural history publication.

Conservancy members get 15% off individual registration when you use the discount code in your membership email! Limit 2 per membership.

Not a member of the Conservancy? Learn more and join here: Conservancy Membership

If you have questions about this course, please contact the Field Institute by email at or by phone at 970-586-3262.