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Why Grizzly Bears? with award-winning filmmaker, Chris Morgan

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Seattle Mountaineers Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
United States

Why Grizzly Bears? with award-winning filmmaker, Chris Morgan

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Making the case for restoration in the North Cascades with award-winning filmmaker Chris Morgan

Film producer, TV host and wildlife ecologist Chris Morgan believes in restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades. On October 20, Chris will share captivating stories and images celebrating this magnificent and ecologically critical animal.

Fewer than ten grizzly bears are left in the North Cascades, making it the most at-risk bear population in North America. State and federal agencies are currently weighing options for how to recover this endangered population.

DON'T MISS: A raffle during the event will feature outdoor gear and other great prizes from Patagonia, Filson, Cascade Endurance, Second Ascent and Outdoor Research! Each attendee will get one raffle ticket upon entrance, with additional tickets available for $5 each or 5 for $20 (cash only).

$4 ICE COLD BEER AVAILABLE COURTESY OF TWO BEERS

All proceeds from this event support grizzly bear conservation. A Q & A with Chris will be held after his presentation. Staff from sponsor organizations will also be tabling onsite.

Hosted by the Friends of the North Cascades Grizzly Bear, www.northcascadesgrizzly.org. This community event is also supported by Conservation Northwest, North Cascades Institute, Woodland Park Zoo, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Defenders of Wildlife, National Parks Conservation Association, Two Beers Brewing Company, Cascade Endurance, Second Ascent, Patagonia, Filson, and Outdoor Research.

Western Wildlife Outreach will have their bear trailer in the parking lot to share information about bears and other wildlife. Their bear skulls, hides, life-size mounts and other materials are great for kids of all ages!

Background:
Ecologist, bear specialist, author, filmmaker and TV host Chris Morgan has spent over 20 years working as a wildlife researcher, wilderness guide, and environmental educator on every continent where bears exist. He has hosted award-winning productions for PBS Nature, BBC, National Geographic and The Discovery Channel. His research and education work focuses on the interface between humans and wildlife, especially carnivores. His recent short film, Wanted: Grizzly Bears? (www.grizzlybearfilm.org), focusing on the plight of the North Cascades grizzly, was featured by National Geographic, Outside Online, and numerous other media outlets.

The Friends of the North Cascades Grizzly Bear is an independent and informal partnership supporting the restoration of a healthy and functioning grizzly bear population in the North Cascades Ecosystem. Supportive resolutions, testimonials, frequently asked questions, resources and helpful links, bear safety information, and more are available at www.northcascadesgrizzly.org. Steering Committee organizations for this collaborative effort include Conservation Northwest, National Parks Conservation Association, Woodland Park Zoo, Defenders of Wildlife, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, and the National Wildlife Federation.

Location

Seattle Mountaineers Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
United States