LDWF, Untamed Science Partnering to Offer On-line Black Bear Curriculum for Louisiana Teachers

Release Date: 10/11/2017

Oct. 11, 2017 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has teamed with Untamed Science to offer Louisiana educators the Understanding Black Bear Curriculum.
The Understanding Black Bear Curriculum provides activities for both formal and informal educators, working with kindergarten through eigth grade students. The curriculum allows students the opportunity to learn math, history, social studies, geography and more while exploring the realm of black bears through videos, computer games, quizzes and hundreds of interactive pages in inquiry-based learning activities. The curriculum can be found at http://blackbearinfo.com/teachers/
The downloadable Understanding Black Bears curriculum is a self-contained computer program that works on both PC’s and Mac’s. Louisiana educators are able to download both a student section as well as a teacher section available through this curriculum.
Untamed Science is a company of scientists, educators and filmmakers whose mission is to make science education fun. The goal at Untamed Science is to create science videos and articles that are enjoyable to learn from and encourage students to become lifelong learners.
Thanks to conservation and management efforts, the Louisiana black bear has made a dramatic comeback in the state. In April of 2016, the Louisiana black bear was officially removed from the list of species protected by the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Louisiana black bear is a subspecies of black bear unique to Louisiana, western Mississippi and eastern Texas.
For more information on this curriculum, contact LDWF wildlife outreach coordinator Carrie Salyers at csalyers@wlf.la.gov or 337-262-2080.