There are nearly 5,000 black bears living in NH. In this talk, Susie Spikol will discuss the natural history and behavior of the black bear.
This program is in partnership with the Harris Center for Conservation Education, Peterborough Town Library, and New Hampshire Humanities who support NH’s 2023 Big Read of The Bear by Andrew Krivak. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
About Susie Spikol:
Susie is the Community Programs Director & Teacher-Naturalist at The Harris Center.
She spent her youth exploring the wild edges of Brooklyn, NY and roving the rolling green hills of southern Vermont. After one statistics class, she abandoned her childhood dream of becoming a wolf scientist and decided that teaching children in the outdoors was just as exciting as working with a pack of wild canines.
After interning as an environmental educator with the Central Park Conservancy and several summer stints with the Massachusetts Audubon Society, she wandered upon the Harris Center in 1991 and — to our great benefit — has never left.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.