Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

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This special Field Talk will take you into the wild for a discussion of Black Bear conservation efforts. Harry Spiker, Game Mammal Section Leader for Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife & Heritage Service, will speak about the status of wild black bears and his work as Maryland’s lead Black Bear Biologist. Learn what field experts are doing to conserve these majestic animals and how The Maryland Zoo is helping to support conservation efforts.

Doors open at 6:30; talk begins promptly at 7:00. Event features light refreshments, cash bar also available.

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Tickets:

  • Member: $10
  • Non-member: $20

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Additional donations on event night are encouraged to support the Maryland Zoo’s involvement in black bear projects.

Featured speaker, Harry Spiker:

Harry Spiker is the Game Mammal Section Leader for Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife & Heritage Service. He works and resides in Garrett County. Harry has served as Maryland’s lead Black Bear Biologist since October 2001. Prior to that time, he worked as a Forest Game Research Technician with several years’ experience conducting field research on ruffed grouse and black bears.

Harry received a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Science with a minor in Forest Science from The Pennsylvania State University. In his spare time, Harry enjoys sharing the wonders of nature year-round with his wife and two children.

For questions, contact us at public.programs@marylandzoo.org or 443.992.4611.