March Nature Night

**Registration opens February 22nd**

Dana Sanchez. Photo: Submitted.
Dana Sanchez. Photo: Submitted.
Behind the Scenes With Black Bears

Black bears are the most common bears in our region, yet most of us know little of this omnivore and its habits and habitats. Join wildlife biologist Dana Sanchez for glimpse into the life of North America’s smallest bear species to learn about their ecology, range, abilities, and opportunistic diets. Dana will also discuss the skill bears exhibit in adapting to human habits which can present significant challenges for both humans and bears in places where we share space and resources.

This event is free, but registration is required. Registration opens 1 month prior to the event.

Dana Sanchez is an Associate Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife and an Extension Wildlife Specialist at Oregon State University in Corvallis. She holds a PhD in natural resources from the University of Idaho and her research focuses on North American mammals from the very small to the very large. Dana also explores the effectiveness of online learning and how to broaden participation in science professions among members of underrepresented groups. Dana has lived in the West most of her life and in her spare time enjoys gardening and training her dog, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.