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By Andi Bourne

Bear Aware Art Show highlights how to reduce conflicts with bears


November 14, 2019

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

FWP Bear Specialist James Jonkel commenting on the story board presented by the seventh grade. It shows the story of a bear coming through Seeley Lake looking for goodies and when it doesn't find anything available, it moves on. "It has really good messaging," said Jonkel.

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Elementary Junior High Art Elective is hosting its first Bear Aware school-wide art show through November. The intent of the art show is to provide a prevention and safety lesson for the community and make everyone more aware of how to secure attractants from bears.

The public is invited to view the display in the breezeway by the junior high and in front of the kindergarten classroom. Several of the pieces were chosen for display at local businesses and area wildlife agencies.

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