Great Bear Foundation
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Missoula, Montana, dedicated to the conservation of the eight species of bears and their habitat around the world.
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Blog Archive for August 2016
August 10th, 2016
The Great Bear Foundation offers high-quality, low-impact experiential learning opportunities in polar bear habitat. Our summer field course, Berries, Belugas and Bears just wrapped up in Churchill, Manitoba. Our group spanned multiple generations and enjoyed exploring the tundra, picking berries, learning about wildflowers, beachcombing, and watching belugas with their calves in the Churchill River. A… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
June 10th, 2016
Memorial celebration for Charles Jonkel Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Missoula’s Bonner Park. Please join us in celebrating the life and work of the Great Bear Foundation’s cofounder and long-serving President. Click here to download the PDF flyer.
April 13th, 2016
You remember teacher singing who Walking Bear was as you scratch your joy deep in smooth, hard stone and Walking Bear comes finally home. -Vic Charlo, “First Polar Bear” for Chuck Jonkel I am heartbroken to pass on the news that the Great Bear Foundation’s co-founder and President Emeritus, Dr. Charles Jonkel passed away in… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
April 8th, 2016
Give Local on May 3rd The Great Bear Foundation has an opportunity to stretch donations through a 24 hour online giving event through the Give Local initiative on May 3rd. No matter where you live, you can visit the Give Local Missoula County website on May 3rd to contribute to our programs through this powerful,… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
January 14th, 2016
The Great Bear Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new arctic ecology field course, Sharing Habitat with Polar Bears: how people and polar bears coexist. In addition to general polar bear ecology, this course takes an in-depth look at community responses to living with polar bears, how Indigenous peoples have historically coexisted… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.